Course code THT261

THT261 Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage

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Course responsible: Ulf Rydningen
Teachers: Arve Heistad
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2013-2014
Course contents:
Plans and design of systems for water supply, drainage and wastewater. Precipitation and surface water, urban hydrology and flood estimations. Transport network for water supply and waste water with their components, water demand, discharge of wastewater, ground water for water supply and well drilling. Renewal and rehabilitation of transport network and protection against pollution of water sources.
Learning outcome:
The students will be able to address the following phases in the water supply and waste water treatment projects: idea, planning, dimensioning, rehabilitation and sanitation of older installations. The students will learn planning and dimensioning of infrastructure elements for water and waste water. These are transport network, transport systems, pumps and other related equipment for water supply and municipal waste water.
Learning activities:
1) Lectures, 2) Project papers/term paper, 3) Exercises from previously given examination papers or other relevant assignments, 4) Excursion that gives an insight into practice.
Teaching support:
Course responsible offers academic guidance during office hours.
"Vann- og avløpsteknikk", text book from Norsk Vann (2014)Handouts
Basic engineering mathematics.
Recommended prerequisites:
  • Basic knowledge of fluid mechanics/hydraulics, equivalent to the pair of courses TPS200 (Fluid mechanics 1: Introduction) and TPS210 (Fluid mechanics 2: Engineering).
  • Basic knowledge of hydrology
Mandatory activity:
The term paper must receive a passing grade.
Written examination, 3.5 hours.
Nominal workload:
For a course of 10 credits, approx. 250 hours of work in total is normally to be expected.
Reduction of credits:
5 ECTS credit reduction with THT200.
Type of course:
Lectures: approx. 45 hours. Excursion: approx. 5 hours. Exercise sessions: approx. 10 hours. Project assignment: approx. 2 weeks' work.
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidates exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: B2 Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: One written exam: Letter grades