Water resources and sanitation
Study plans 2016-2017 - 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

Tillatte hjelpemidler

Code C: Specified printed and hand-written support material is allowed. A specific basic calculator is allowed.
Read more about permitted examination aids.

Coursework Requirements

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

Replacement course for

BYG1221 Basic water and sanitation