Water Supply and Wastewater Technology, 4 credits (TNBI73)

VA-teknik, 4 hp

Main field of study

Civil Engineering


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Dag Hagum

Director of studies or equivalent

Dag Haugum
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6IBYG Civil Engineering, B Sc in Engineering 4 (Spring 2017) 1 3 Swedish Norrköping o

Main field of study

Civil Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Civil Engineering, B Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Hydrology and hydraulics

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course the student should be able to construct and evaluate a water and drainage system. This means that the student can:

  • Describe and illustrate the parts in a common water supply and wastewater system.
  • Calculate dimensions for water and sewer pipes.
  • Describe and analyse material for pipes and devices used in water supply and wastewater systems.
  • Describe drainage system with focus on environmental sustainability.
  • Analyse the stability of shafts.
  • Describe and analyse methods for foundation of pipes.
  • Describe methods for maintenance of pipes including pipe rehabilitation with so called no dig methods.
  • Plan and design a water and sewer pipe system for a residential area.
  • Analyse the pipe system from an environmental point of view.

Course content

Freshwater consumtion, cleaning of water, water reservoires. Construction of freshwater- and sewage pipes. Methods for renewal of the freshwater- and sewage system. The procect contain the construction of a water- and sewage system for an exploatated area.

Teaching and working methods

The teaching consists of lectures and a project.


TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54 credits


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5


Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap

Director of Studies or equivalent

Dag Haugum


Dag Hagum

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 50 h
Recommended self-study hours: 57 h

Course literature

Allmänna VA-ledningar. Grundutbildning för rörnätspersonal. Svenskt Vatten AB 2008 Vårt vatten, Svenskt Vatten AB 2012
Allmänna VA-ledningar. Grundutbildning för rörnätspersonal. Svenskt Vatten AB 2008 Vårt vatten, Svenskt Vatten AB 2012
TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits

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