THT261 Introduction to water and wastewater systems

Credits (ECTS):10

Course responsible:Ulf Rydningen

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:For a course of 10 credits, approx. 250 hours of work in total is normally to be expected.

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.

About this course

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.
  • 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.
  • Course responsible offers academic guidance during office hours.
  • Basic engineering mathematics.
  • Written examination, 3.5 hours.

  • 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.
  • The term paper must receive a passing grade.
  • Lectures: approx. 45 hours. Excursion: approx. 5 hours. Exercise sessions: approx. 10 hours. Project assignment: approx. 2 weeks' work.
  • 5 ECTS credit reduction with THT200.