VM8205 - Asset Management for urban water infrastructure


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 2 hours ALLE

Course content

Service life asessment for water and wastewater networks, forecasting performance, reliability of water and wastewater services, selection of materials and methods to obtain sustainability, use of modelling tools.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:The candidate should have knowledge of life cycle assessment for water and wastewater networks and forecasting performance, reliability of water and wastewater services. The candidate should be able to consider the application of various analytical methods in the field, and to contribute to the development of new theories and methods in the field.Skills:The candidate should master selection of materials for assessment and the use of relevant methods to obtain sustainability, and be able to make use of modeling tools.The candidate should be able to use these skills to perform research at a high international level. The candidate should be able to assess the work of others on the same level.General competence:The candidate should be able to use knowledge from the discipline for scientific assignments and projects, and to publish research and development results in recognized national and international channels.

Learning methods and activities

Guided self study, workshops, developments of a paper based on selected topic. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Engineering (PHIV)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to a PhD-Programme. Note that if you wish to follow the course the semester it runs, but are not affiliated with the PhD programme in Engineering, please contact

Course materials

Books, for example Moser&Folkman; "Buried Pipe Design" , Mc Graw Hillplus reports from recent Norwegian and international research programmes.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Water Supply and Wastewater Systems
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 *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 ALLE 2023-12-15 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 ALLE
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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