Course code THT300

THT300 Water Engineering

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Teachers: Oddvar Georg Lindholm, Jarle Tommy Bjerkholt
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:


Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2003-2004
Preferential right:


Course contents:
The course addresses methods and technologies for water resources engineering. The course also addresses problems occurring when exploiting different water sources like conflicts of interests and the struggle for water. Environmental consequences of river regulation, hydrological models, flood analysis and flood routing and use of mathematical models in planning and exploitation. Planning and analysis of water distribution networks and sewage systems, technology for storm water management and sustainability assessment. During the course the students use computer based planning and analysis tools for water distribution networks and sewage systems. The semester assignment is intended to give students the opportunity to study in depth one or more of the above mentioned topics.
Learning outcome:

Upon completion, the students should be able to use planning methods and computer models for total assessment and utilisation of water resources and technical installations. The students will receive training in technical, economic and environmental planning of water supply, and sewer systems. The students should also be able to interpret the results and estimate various methods for a sustainable management of natural and environmental resources.

Learning activities:
1) Lectures. 2) Semester assignment. The work is to be presented in plenary. 3) Visit at the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate NVE.
Teaching support:
The students get personal supervision for the assignment. In addition, the students can communicate with the professors by e-mail.
To be handed out in lectures or uploaded on Fronter

Knowledge of water and sanitary engineering equivalent to the course THT261 Water Supply and Waste Water Systems. It is also preferred that the student have knowledge of hydrology equivalent to VANN200 Hydrology.

Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Excursion, written semester assignment.
Oral examination, ca. 1 hour.
Nominal workload:
For a course of 15 credits, ca. 450 hours of work in total is normally to be expected.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: 50-60 hours. Presentations with comments: 6 hours. 1-day excursion to NVE.
Oral examination. An external examiner will assess the exams. The external examiner also discusses the course arrangements.
Examination details: Oral exam: A - E / Ikke bestått