TVM4141 - Water and Wastewater Systems, Advanced Course


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Group work 40/100
School exam 60/100 2 hours 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 based on which is expected to be essential for the job situation that students will encounter.These are:

  • Stormwater technology, design of normal runoff situations as well as extreme events, stormwater pollution
  • Pipe network for water and wastewater, sustainable management, i.e. operation, maintenance and rehabilitation regarding economy, environment and customer service
  • Use of models for hydraulic conditions as well as service life analysis of new and existing constructions
  • Decision support and risk management approaches for urban water infrastructure under uncertainty

Learning outcome

Knowledge and competence

At the end of the course the students understand the principles for design, maintenance and management of existing and new urban drainage installations and can apply those principles on given engineering problems in order to develop suitable solutions in the urban water field.


At the end of the course the student can develop plans for a sustainable management of stormwater runoff in an urban environment. They can formulate and structure a given problem and apply risk management principles, decision support tools and hydraulic models in order to select suitable solutions and defend their decision in a way that is technical sound, understandable, well presented and documented. They demonstrate the necessary skills in all tools necessary for this task.

General competence

At the end of the course students are able to develop engineering solutions in an analytical and reflected way by critically evaluation of the available information and methods in a complex and unpredicted case.

Learning methods and activities

An excursion will be arranged to water and wastewater installations in Trondheim or another Norwegian city. Lectures will be given on regular basis and two large exercises connected to concrete problems or challenges in the water industry will be supplied. In the end of the semester theoretical knowledge will be tested by a multiple-choice test.

Further on evaluation

Course assessment is done by a 2 hour written exam (60%) and group work (40%).

In case of a re sit exam, written exam may be changed into oral.

Required previous knowledge

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

Course materials

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

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TBM4361 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 60/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Group work 40/100 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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