Wastewater Treatment Systems


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in Wastewater Treatment

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Account for physical, microbial and chemical methods for separation and treatment of wastewater by activated sludge processes.
  • Describe the different microbiological and chemical processes that participate in wastewater treatment.


  • Apply methods for design and analysis of wastewater treatment plants.
  • Dimension and run a treatment plant.


  • Should be able to identify problems with existing systems and be able to solve these problems.
  • Should be able to conduct experimental, empirical and/or theoretical investigations which are necessary for the solution of one or more identified problems.
  • Must be able to communicate the results of the project work in a project report.
  • Must be able to teamwork within the problem area and make a common presentation of the result of the project work.

Type of instruction

Project work with supervision supplemented with instructions, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests, etc.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 450 hours for the student.



Name of examWastewater Treatment Systems
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral exam based on presentation seminar and project rapport.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleSpildevandsrensning
Module codeB-VM-K2-6
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersB


Study BoardStudy Board of the Build Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science