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AE2304 Water and Wastewater Handling 7.5 credits

About course offering

For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

Target group

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Part of programme

Master's Programme, Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure, åk 1, Conditionally Elective


P3 (7.5 hp)


14 Jan 2025
16 Mar 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Min: 20

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

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For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AE2304 (Autumn 2024–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course describes different systems for handling and distribution of water and wastewater, and criteria for evaluation. Principles and fundamentals of biological, chemical and separation methods. A multi-discriplinary approach is used in evaluation of systems. Study visits at plants for wastewater treatment and water treatment are included.

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course, the students should be able to:

- explain water and material flow in society, need for sustainable development, recycling and reuse.

- analyse problems connected to water scarcity, water quality and health, based on historical perspectives and trends.

- describe requirements and formulate goals of water and wastewater handling, and distribution systems.

- apply their knowledge in treatment methods to choose an appropriate technology for water and wastewater handling as a part of urban infrastructure.

- implement their knowledge in hydraulics, chemistry, and/or microbiology in water and wastewater handling and distribution.

- understand and discuss management of water and wastewater handling and distrubution systems based on experiences and trends from urban areas in different countries.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Bachelor's degree in the field of civil engineering, environmental engineering, or another subject with clear relevance to the course, of at least 180 higher education credits, which includes the following: General Chemistry and/or Environmental Soil Chemistry or equivalent courses, 7.5 higher education credits. Proficiency in English (English B or equivalent).

Recommended prerequisites

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Hultman, B. et al. 2000. Water use and management. L.C. Lundin (Editor), The Baltic University Programme - Uppsala University (utvalda delar)

Strypka et al. Municipal solid waste and sludge handling - Sustainability and trends.(kompendium finns som nedladdningsbar pdf)

Levlin, E. Water and waste pipes (kompendium finns som nedladdningsbar pdf)

Ytterligare kursmaterial delas ut på föreläsningar.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • TEN1 - Examination, 5.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 2.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Built Environment, Environmental Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

AE2302 Water Treatment Processes and Technology