AE2304 Water and Wastewater Handling 7.5 credits

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  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Built Environment
    Environmental Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 20 for programme students

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.

Course main content

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.


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, 7.5 higher education credits; Environmental Chemistry and Risk Assessment (course AE2801), 7.5 higher education credits, or equivalent courses. Proficiency in English (English B or equivalent).


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.


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

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering


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Add-on studies

AE2302 Water Treatment Processes and Technology


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2015.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2013.