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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 2021-2022

Course code




Credits (ECTS)


Semester tution start


Number of semesters


Exam semester


Language of instruction

English, Norwegian

Offered by

Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Safety, Economics and Planning

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

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
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.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Recommended prerequisites
ING110 Engineering Course introduction - Construction

Writtten exam and a project assignments

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Project assignments 1/2 A - F
Writtten exam 1/2 4 Hours A - F All

Final grade is a combination of written exam and the two compulsory assignments. Assignments will be graded A-F. Written exam counts for 50 % and the compulsory assignment counts for 50 %. The compulsory assignment splits into two parts: a group work for the dimensioning counts 20% and a group work for the technical plans counts 30%. The final mark will be calculated by the lecturer.

Coursework requirements
Compulsory course attendance that must be completed and approved before access to the laboratory: Electronic Course in Health, Safety and Environment
Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Ari Krisna Mawira Tarigan
Course teacher: Swen Roemer
Course teacher: Guzman Cruz Rodriguez
Course teacher: Lotte Christensen Navratil
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.
Open for
Civil Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme Chemistry and Environmental Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme City and Regional Planning - Master's Degree Programme Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science- Master's Degree Programme - 5 years Exchange programme at Faculty of Science and Technology
Course assessment
By form and/or by discussions in class in accordance with university regulation.
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Water and Sewage (BIB620) 10
The syllabus can be found in Leganto