Water and Wastewater (BYG125)

After taking this course, the student should have basic knowledge and skills in measuring and designing water and drainage/wastewater systems.

This includes an introduction to urban hydrology, VA hydraulics, water quality and water pollution, water sources and water intake, water demand and supply, distribution of supply water, and stormwater treatment.

Knowledge about measuring and designing water and wastewater system will be the main topic.

Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.


Course code




Credits (ECTS)


Semester tution start


Number of semesters


Exam semester


Language of instruction

English, Norwegian


Water: water reserves, water quality, sources of supply, administration. Capacity analysis: Intake and distribution of water supply, materials, design, operation and maintenance. Drains design, and planning of drain and sewer systems, hydraulics of drains, design calculations, materials, design, operation and maintenance.

Learning outcome


After taking the course, the students should have good knowledge about:

  • Elements of water and wastewater engineering
  • Measuring and designing the construction for water and wastewater system
  • Planning and projecting water and wastewater system
  • The use of computer tools for water and wastewater engineering
  • Can design and plan water and wastewater system, using different methods
  • Be able to use computer programs to plan and project
  • Know the regulation, standard and technical and aesthetic-related parameters
  • Water and wastewater land measurement.

General competence

  • Establish a good level of knowledge in water and wastewater engineering
  • The candidate has knowledge in applying procedures and regulations that must be followed in the given field
  • Be able to plan and present a project assignment in collaboration with other students, both in writing and in graphics

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended prerequisites

BYG100 Computer-Aided Design (CAD), ING110 Engineering Course introduction - Construction


Writtten exam and a project assignments

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Project assignments 1/2 Letter grades
Writtten exam 1/2 4 Hours Letter grades All

The form of assessment consists two parts: 50% written exam and 50% project assignments (consists of two parts: 30% group work on technical plans and 20% group work on dimensioning. Overall grade on project assignments is calculated by the course teacher). No continuation option will be offered for project assignments, and students who do not pass and/or wish to improve their grade on project assignments must take this assessment section again the next time it is offered as an ordinary assessment. All assessment parts must be passed to get an overall grade in the course BYG125.

Coursework requirements

laboratory report

Compulsory course attendance that must be completed and approved before access to the laboratory: Electronic Course in Health, Safety and Environment

The compulsory laboratory report is assessed as approved/not approved, and must be approved to get access to project assignments and the written exam.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Ari Krisna Mawira Tarigan

Course teacher:

Swen Roemer

Course teacher:

Guzman Cruz Rodriguez

Coordinator laboratory exercises:

Andreas Skaare

Head of Department:

Tore Markeset

Method of work

Between 4 and 6 hours of lectures and tutorials per week. Compulsory assignments.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Water and Sewage (BIB620_1) 10

Open for

Civil Engineering - Bachelor in Engineering Chemistry and Environmental Engineering - Bachelor in Engineering City and Regional Planning - Master of Science Degree Programme, Five Years Structural and Mechanical Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme. Five Years
Exchange programme at Faculty of Science and Technology

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course supervisor, the student union representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital subject evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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