TVM4141 - Water and Wastewater Systems, Advanced Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination and work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 49/100
Oral examination 51/100 D

Course content

The topic is primarily meant to provide scientific support and theoretic basis for students that select in-depth studies (project and master thesis) within water and wastewater systems. Topics are selected which is expected to be essential for the job situation that students will meet. These are:

- Storm water technology, design of normal runoff situations as well as extreme events, storm water pollution

- Pipe network for water and wastewater, sustainable management, i.e. operation, maintenance and rehabilitation with regard to economy, environment and customer service

- Use of models for hydraulic conditions as well as service life analysis of new and existing constructions

Learning outcome

Knowledge and competence: The topic shall give the students in-depth understanding with regard to functionality of water and wastewater installations in cities and modern methods for analysis of alternative solutions. They shall understand principles of sustainable management for existing and new installations

Skills: The students shall be able to develop a plan for safe management of stormwater runoff as well as upgrading of excisting water and wastewater network. They should be able to plan building of new system elements in a service life perspective and apply models for these purposes.

General competence: Students shall master an analytical approach to problems and solutions and to a critical evaluation of available information and methods.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures will be given on regular basis and supplied with a limited number of large exercises connected to concrete problems or challenges in the water industry. Two semester assignments, one related to storm water management and one related to infrastructure asset management. The oral exam will consist of a presentation of the assignments. An excursion will be arranged to water and wastewater installations in Trondheim or another Norwegian city.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Oral exam accounts for 51 % of the grade and written assignments account for 49 %. Each part of the total assessment is given a letter grade. Both parts of the assessment must be awarded a passing grade in order to be awarded a passing grade for the course as a whole. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

TVM4125 Water and wastewater basic course, TVM4130 Urban water systems.

Course materials

Notes for lectures, selection of journal articles, text books.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Water Supply and Wastewater Systems
  • Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Oral examination and work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 51/100 D 2020-11-30
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Work 49/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Oral examination 51/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Work 49/100 INSPERA
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.

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