Course code THT300

THT300 Water Engineering

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Course responsible: Vegard Nilsen
Teachers: Jon Arne Engan, 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: 2003H
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 management. Planning and analysis 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 planning and analysis tools for water distribution networks and sewage systems, including hydraulic models. The term papers are 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 and management of technical installations in rivers and water and wastewater networks.
Learning activities:
1) Lectures. 2) Term paper. The papers are to be presented in plenary. 3) Visit at the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate NVE.
Teaching support:
Supervision of the term papers are given during designated supervisory sessions in the computer lab.

NVE, Vassdragshåndboka, 2. utgave 2010. Selected chapters.

To be handed out in lectures or uploaded on Canvas.

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 term papers and oral presentation of these. Being present at the seminar for the presentations of term papers.
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: app. 50 hours. Problem solving sessions: app. 30 hours. 1-day excursion to NVE.
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: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått