TVM4130 - Urban Water Systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination and Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 40/100 1 hours A
Approved exercises 60/100 1 semesters

Course content

The urban water system above and below the surface. Challenges and opportunities. Modelling and system thinking for urban water systems. Modelling of Water distribution networks and Urban drainage systems – modelling theory, data requirements and model assembly, available software, objectives and possible information content, limitations, calibration and uncertainties. Construction and maintenance of urban water systems – Structural design of pipes, selection of materials, inspection techniques, measurements, maintenance and rehabilitation techniques. Asset management – from condition to rehabilitation, risk assessment.

Learning outcome

Student know about:
- Principles for design, construction and operation of urban transport systems for water and wastewater
- Principles of modeling approaches in urban water systems, including calibration and uncertainty assessment of said models.
- Technologies for building, rehabilitation and maintenance of pipe system for water and wastewater
- Principles of condition monitoring and functionality measurements for urban water and wastewater networks.

Students can:
- Calculate flow and pressure in water distribution network
- Calculate flow in wastewater networks
- Understand the principles of system thinking and risk assessment

General competence
Students know about:
- Challenges and opportunities in urban water and wastewater management
- General principles for cost-efficient management of water and wastewater services
- Techniques for maintenance and rehabilitation of pipe networks
- Modelling and abstraction of systems

Learning methods and activities

Lectures combined with exercises. The lectures and exercises will be given in English.

Further on evaluation

The total grade will depend on the exercises as well as the final exam. It will be a portfolio assessment where 60% of the mark will derive from the 6 exercises and 40% from the final home multiple choice home exam. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

Will be announced at semester start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIB5030 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 5

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering



Examination arrangement: Home examination and Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination (1) 40/100 A

Release 2020-12-07

Submission 2020-12-07

Release 09:00

Submission 10:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Home examination 40/100 A INSPERA
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Autumn ORD Approved exercises 60/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Approved exercises 60/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form is changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation.

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