Selection of water and sanitation system
Additional course evaluations for TE0021
Academic year 2020/2021Selection of water and sanitation system (TE0021-20144) 2020-10-26 - 2021-01-17
TE0021 Selection of water and sanitation system, 10.0 CreditsVal av VA-system
Education cycleSecond cycle
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, other second-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1F)
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to 120 credits, including
- 70 credits in Technology/Technique
- 15 credits in Chemistry
- 10 credits in Biology and
- 15 credits in Soil Science or Earth Sciences
Knowledge on advanced level equivalent to 20 credits in Distribution and Treatment of Drinking Water, Automatic Control, Municipal and Industrial Wastewater Treatment and On-site wastewater systems, nutrient recovery and sewage sludge treatment (see also Additional information).
Knowledge equivalent to Swedish 3 and English 5 from Swedish Upper Secondary School.
ObjectivesAfter passing the course the student should have a holistic understanding of and ability to analyze society’s water and wastewater systems in order to be able to compare different choices of systems, as well as have knowledge of new solutions for sustainable water and sanitation systems.
On completion of the course the student should be able to:
- Critically evaluate and analyze water and wastewater systems, i.e. their flows of water, plant nutrients and contaminants, health related risks, and their impact on resource use and the environment
- Select and apply relevant criteria for evaluating these systems with respect to sustainable and appropriate technology, as well as apply relevant models and tools for planning and implementing water and sanitation projects
- Plan and implement a water and sanitation project in accordance with relevant tools and complete the project in accordance to plan, as well as evaluate its performance against relevant criteria
- Identify relevant advanced literature and interpret it within a completed water and sanitation project, as well as be able to communicate the results of the project orally and in writing in a way that is well suited to the target group.
ContentThrough lectures, literature and project assignments, the following contents are treated in the course:
- Water supply and wastewater treatment – historical background and future challenges in Sweden and internationally
- Relevant laws and regulations in Sweden and the EU
- The impact of the water and sanitation system on health, environment and resources, including basic risk assessments
- Criteria for evaluation of sustainable water and sanitation systems and models for planning and evaluation of water and sanitation projects
- Methods for evaluation and analysis of water and sanitation systems, e.g. substance flow analysis and life cycle analysis.
Implementation, reporting and presenting a water and sanitation project is a central part of the course. The project can involve investigations of:
- water and sanitation services for a peri-urban areas
- improvement of services for slums or on-site systems for a single household
- optimizing the control system for an activated sludge process
- evaluation of future solutions for water and sanitation services.
Main activities in the course are:
- Scheduled activities: lectures, student-centered workshop (compulsory), supervision and presentation of project work (compulsory), written examination and evaluation
- Group activities outside of scheduled times: group assignments
- Individual studies outside of scheduled times: literature studies.
Formats and requirements for examinationPassed written examination, passed implementation and written and oral presentation of the project work, and approved participation at the compulsory parts of the course.
- If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
- If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
- If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
- For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
- The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
- If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
Additional informationThe course is given in cooperation with the Departments of Information Technology and Earth Sciences, Uppsala University. The course is part of the semester block "Sustainable water- and sanitation systems" in the Water and Environment Engineering program and is intended to be taken only in combination with the other courses in this block.
The prerequisite of knowledge on advanced level can be fulfilled by taking the courses 1TV441 Distribution and Treatment of Drinking Water, 1RT495 Automatic Control II, 1RT361 Municipal and Industrial Wastewater Treatment and TN0320 On-site wastewater systems, nutrient recovery and sewage sludge treatment, during the current semester.