Course syllabus

Water and Wastewater Technolgy

VVAF01, 5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 2
Date of Decision: 2012-04-04

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: V2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The student shall within the limits of the course get an overview of the urban water and wastewater system. This system consists of the potable water supply, distributionsystem, wastewater collection system and wastewater treatment.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The theoretical knowledge to understand the basics of water and wastewater technology is given under lectures and exersices. Water resources, treatment and distribution of potable water is handled in the course, as well as stormwater and wastewater infrastructure and treatment. Quality aspects of wastewater and the effects on the recipient is also handled,

The theoretical knowledge gathered during the course is put into practise on exercises. In one larger exercise the students will take a closer look at three possible water and wastewater solutions: centralized wastewater treatment, local handling of stormwater and decentralized wastewater treatment. The students will be working in groups where the gained knowledge will be used to discuss different solutions. A written technical report including evaluation of different solutions to solve wastewater handling in a given area, shall be the result of this group exercise.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: One individual written exam and one report written in groups.

Code: 0109. Name: Water and Wastewater Technolgy.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam.
Code: 0209. Name: Assignment.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Assigment and study visit.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VVB090

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Karin Jönsson,
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