TVM4171 - Wastewater Treatment


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100

Course content

The course is designed to give a broad theoretical and practical foundation within wastewater treatment. This also includes sludge treatment. An overview of typical wastewater characteristics, how this may affect relevant treatment processes, will be given, in addition to treatment and effluent requirements. The course will cover the theoretical foundation, and practical configurations, design and operation of relevant wastewater treatment processes, including physical-, chemical- and biological processes. It will also focuse on how to combine different treatment processes to meet present and future effluent requirements. Sludge handling and treatment will also be covered.

Learning outcome


The students should have knowledge about theory and practical design and operation of treatment plants for wastewater. They should also have knowledge about wastewater effluent requirements, and how these can be met. The sudents should have in-depth process knowledge, how to design and optimise relevant processes, and how to configure processes in a treatment plant. The student should also have knowledge about sludge treatment requirements and the relevant sludge treatment processes to apply.


The students should have good process knowledge and be able to design wastewater treatment plants for Norwegian and international conditions. This includes obtaining and applying appropriate design values, and making appropriate assumptions when needed.

General competence

The student should have an in-depth knowledge on the relevant processes, and have a good understanding on how to combine and configure the different processes in a treatment plant.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars, study groups and self studies. Compulsory exercises. The lectures and exercises are in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Oral exam

Mandatory exercises (approved/not approved)

Course materials

Various text books, lecture notes and other publications.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TVM4126 5.3 AUTUMN 2016
TVM4145 2.2 AUTUMN 2016
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

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: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Oral examination 100/100
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.

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