TVM4141 - Water and Wastewater Systems, Advanced Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Work 25/100
Work 25/100
Oral examination 50/100 E

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

  • Obligatoriske øvinger

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final oral exam (50%) and two semester assignments, each counts 25%. The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. 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.


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Digital exam Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Work INSPERA 25/100
Summer UTS Work INSPERA 25/100
Autumn ORD Work 25/100
Summer UTS Work 25/100
Autumn ORD Oral examination 50/100 E 2018-12-03 09:00
Summer UTS Oral examination 50/100 E
  • * 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.