Skip to main content
Till KTH:s startsida Till KTH:s startsida

AL1304 Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment 7.5 credits

About course offering

For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

Target group

No information inserted

Part of programme

Degree Programme in Civil Engineering and Urban Management, åk 3, MHI, 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

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students


No information inserted

Course coordinator

No information inserted


No information inserted
Headings with content from the Course syllabus AL1304 (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • VA technology as part of society's infrastructure
  • Functional requirements of water-wastewater technical systems with waterworks, wastewater treatment plants and pipe networks
  • Water use and water quality
  • various water supply and wastewater treatment systems
  • Drinking water treatment processes
  • Wastewater treatment processes
  • Sludge handling processes
  • Comparison of different water-wastewater technical systems
  • Study visits to waterworks and wastewater treatment plants

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe the structure and dimensioning of various technical systems for drinking water and wastewater handling and how they are included as part of society's infrastructure.
  • Describe requirements and aims for water and wastewater treatment as well as pipe networks.
  • Apply knowledge in hydraulics, chemistry and biology in water and wastewater technology.
  • Evaluate different water and sludge treatment processes to select appropriate technologies with regard to sustainable development and resource recovery.
  • Describe both development trends for new system solutions and how older systems can be rebuilt to a better function.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

At least two years of studies in the field of technology as civil engineering and urban management, environmental technology or other subject with clear relevance for the course and basic knowledge in physics, chemistry and mathematics.

Recommended prerequisites

No information inserted


No information inserted


No information inserted

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 - Written exam, 5.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercise work, 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.

The examiner determines, based on recommendation from the KTH office of support to students with disabilities, possible adapted examination for students with documented, permanent disabilities.

The examiner may permit other examination formats at the re-examination of individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

No information inserted

Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

No information inserted


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


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

No information inserted