Advanced Urban Drainage


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in Urban Drainage and Hydraulics.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Shall have knowledge on how urban wastewater and stormwater runoff interacts with our cities and its surrounding environment.
  • Understand how this impact can be controlled by using advanced analysis and numerical modelling.


  • Understand rainfall processes and transport of storm water on urban surfaces.
  • Be able to evaluate the consequences of climate change for urban drainage systems.
  • Combine knowledge on hydrodynamic performance of the storm drainage system with knowledge on the consequences in the receiving waters.
  • Design a water management strategy for city areas so they can cope with increased precipitation.


  • Be able to plan the drainage structure for an entire city with respect to flooding, receiving water quality and climate change.
  • To structure and produce technical documentation of complex problems, methods and results.
  • Present and communicate results in a web-based media
  • Must be able to contribute successfully 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 examAdvanced Urban Drainage
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral group exam based on presentation seminar and project rapport.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleVideregående afløbsteknik
Module codeB-VM-K3-12
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Water and Environmental Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Built Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science