Water and sanitation
2014-2015 - BYG1351 - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

General aim:
The students get an overview of the field, making them able to keep a professional communication on the topics and to make simple assessments.

Upon fulfilling the course, the student:
- Can make a rectified choice between available drinking water sources and describe the main components in a drinking water supply system
- Can define waste water and storm water run-off, can describe the main components in a waste water system, and make basic calculations on sizes of a transport- and handling system
- Can describe known methods for handling and disposing of sludge
- Can describe the main components of a solid waste management system, and can describe alternative strategies for the treatment and disposal of solid waste
- Knows how to find and understand the regulations and laws within the field


- Water supply: Drinking water sources, treatment technologies, distribution systems
- Water water: Different types of waste water, sources, collection systems, treatment of municipal wastewater (mechanical, chemical, biological), resipients, sludge (production, treatment and disposal)
- Solid waste: Collection, treatment, disposal
- Laws and regulations within the field (national and international)

Teaching Methods

Group works
Project work

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 4 hours

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Two internal examiners

Coursework Requirements

  • Semester assignment in a group
  • Two Excursion(s)

Replacement course for

BYG1221 Basic water and sanitation