Course code THT300

THT300 Water Engineering

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Course responsible: Jon Arne Engan
Teachers: Jarle Tommy Bjerkholt, Oddvar Georg Lindholm
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Faculty of Science 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:


1.            students who have the course as mandatory in their study plan

2.            students on the following study programmes: M-VM and M-IØ

3.            students with most ECTS credits

It there are not enough slots in group one the students will be ranked by their ECTS credits.

Course contents:
The course addresses methods and technologies for water resources engineering and water, stormwater and sewage networks. Environmental consequences of river regulation, river improvement measures, hydrological models, river hydraulics, flood analysis and flood routing and use of mathematical models in planning and exploitation. Planning, analysis and engineering of water distribution networks and stormwater and sewage systems, technology for storm water management and culvert dimensioning . Management, operation and maintanance of water, stormwater and sewage systems. During the course the students use computer based engineering, planning and analysis tools for water distribution networks and sewage systems (CAD and hydraulic models). The semester assignments 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 tools for modelling, analysis, planning, engineering and management of technical installations in rivers and water and wastewater networks.
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.

NVE, Vassdragshåndboka, 2. utgave 2010.

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:
Written semester assignments and oral presentation of this. Being present at the seminar for the presentations of semester assignments.
Written exam, 3,5 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
Type of course:
Lectures: 50 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.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått