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Water Supply and Sewerage, profile Water Supply and Sewerage Networks and Installations

FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES DEPARTMENT
PROFESSIONAL AREA: ARCHITECTURE CIVIL ENGINEERING AND GEODESY

 

Programme: Water Supply and Sewerage, profile Water Supply and Sewerage Networks and Installations

 

Awarded qualification: Civil engineer in Water Supply and Sewerage, profiled in Water Supply and Sewerage Networks and Installations

 

Level of qualification: Master

 

Length of programme:  1,5 years (3 semesters)

 

Number of credits: 90

 

Field of study: (ISCED-F):   0732:  Building and civil engineering (06.4 - 582)

 

Specific admission requirements: Candidates need to be Bachelor degree holders in civil engineering or other construction engineering majors and have a higher education diploma grade point average no lower than Good according to the Bulgarian assessment scale.

 

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning:

  • Information is available from the ECTS coordinator of the Construction of Buildings and Facilities Department – Assoc. Prof. Rositsa Petkova-Slipets, Eng., PhD, Tel: +359 52 359 589/588, e-mail: sss@vfu.bg;
  • The recognition of credits procedure is based on documents submitted by the candidate:
  • Diploma or a transcript of prior learning;
  • International foreign language diplomas and certificates (English – Cambridge FCE, TOEFL; German - Zertifikat Deutsch, Deutsche Sprachdiplom (DSD), Zweite Stufe; Russian – ТРКИ; French – DELF; Spanish – DELE);
  • International computer skills diplomas and certificates, corresponding to ECDL (The European Computer Driving Licence).
  • Allocation of credits is done in compliance with the respective major's curriculum, and is based on the diplomas and certificates submitted by the candidate.

 

Qualification requirements and regulations, including graduation requirements*: In order to obtain a Master degree, students have to accumulate 90 credits, out of which 66 credits are awarded for compulsory courses, 9 credits are awarded for elective courses and 15 credits are awarded for diploma project defense. Graduates of other but similar technical majors are required to sit equivalency examinations for a total of 30 credits.

 

Profile of the programme: Master programme "Water Supply and Sewerage with profile "Water Supply and Sewerage Networks and Installations" aims to train specialists with a solid theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the design, construction, and operation of different kinds of water supply and sewerage systems. The programme curriculum takes into account the experience of leading Bulgarian and foreign higher education institutions, as well as the latest trends in the training of civil engineers in the field of water supply and sewerage. The choice of courses included in the curriculum aims to ensure broad profile training. Students will be provided with basic professional training on issues related to drinking water supply and removal of waste water of various sites, the organization, construction and operation of the systems and facilities creating the water infrastructure, the protection of surface and undersurface water sources from contamination, the water purification methods, the technical solutions allowing water extraction and control over water resources, which form the main criteria for integrated water management. Students learn about design methodology in compliance with the national and European legislation in force regarding water supply and sewerage systems, and how to use specialized programme products when designing water supply and sewerage networks and facilities. The high quality of training is further guaranteed by the work placements and internships at Bulgarian and foreign companies and laboratories involved in the construction and operation of water supply and sewerage systems, which are a part of the programme curriculum.

Master programme "Water Supply and Sewerage" with profile "Water Supply and Sewerage Networks and Installations" has a national accreditation. Graduates can obtain a license in accordance with the requirements of the Chamber of engineers in the investment design.

 

Progrmme learning outcomes: Graduates in Master programme "Water Supply and Sewerage with a profile Water & Sewerage Networks and Installations" have knowledge and skills to:

  • Perform preliminary feasibility research in construction and operation of water supply systems and equipment for them;
  • Prepare conceptual, technical and detailed designs for water supply and sewerage of settlements, industrial enterprises, resorts, agricultural facilities, residential and public buildings, etc.;
  • Develop projects of building water supply and sewerage systems (domestic, industrial, public and agricultural);
  • Make measurements and design constructions and elements of the water supply and sewerage systems and wastewater purification plants such as piping, septic and pressure tanks, shafts, rain water overflows, siphons and others.
  • Find optimal technical solutions using modern methods of design, materials and technology to realize the full technical and operational characteristics of the newly designed or reconstructed sites.
  • Use the latest information technologies in the area of design, construction and operation of water supply and sewerage systems;
  • Apply current construction and technical regulations in all stages of the construction of water supply and sewerage systems;
  • Know the stages of the investment process and freely use the design documentation in other parts of the investment design;
  • Organize and manage the technological implementation and operation of buildings and urban water supply and sewerage systems.

 

Structural scheme of the major courses with credits*:

ECTS Code

Course Title

Lectures and seminars

Out-of-class workload

Number of credits

1

CIE3204

Special Chapters of Hydraulics

45

90

4,5

Special Chapters of Hydraulics – course assignment

15

30

1,5

2

TEC2011

Pumps and Pumping Stations

30

60

3,0

Pumps and Pumping Stations – project assignment

30

60

3,0

3

TEC2022

Natural Water Purification

45

90

4,5

Natural Water Purification -  course assignment

15

30

1,5

4

TEC2015

Water Supply and Sewerage of Buildings

45

90

4,5

Water Supply and Sewerage of Buildings - course assignment

30

60

3,0

5

 

Elective course - І

45

90

4,5

Total for semester I

300

600

30

1

CIE3198

Water Supply Systems

45

90

4,5

Water Supply Systems -  project assignment

30

60

3,0

2

TEC2031

Waste Waters Treatment

30

60

3,0

Waste Waters  Treatment  - project assignment

30

60

3,0

3

CIE3202

Sewerage Systems

45

90

4,5

Sewerage Systems - project assignment

30

60

3,0

4

 

Elective course ІІ

45

90

4,5

5

 

Optional course

45

90

4,5

Total for semester IІ

300

600

30

 

 

Total for year I

600

1200

60

1

CIE3197

Water Engineering

45

90

4,5

Water Engineering - project assignment

30

60

3,0

2

TEC2013

Operation of Water Supply and Sewerage Networks and Installations

30

60

3,0

3

TEC2014

Technology and  Organization of   Water Supply and Sewerage Construction

30

60

3,0

Technology and  Organization of   Water Supply and Sewerage Construction  - course assignment

15

30

1,5

4

 

Diploma project

 

300

15

Total for semester IІІ

150

600

30

 

 

Total for the entire course of study:

750

1800

90

 

 

Elective course  - 1 /choose one from the group in semester  1 /

 

 

 

1

CHE2005

Physics and Chemistry of Water

45

90

4,5

CIE3199

Ecology and Environmental Protection

45

90

4,5

 

 

Elective course  - 2 / choose one from the group in semester  2 /

 

 

 

2

TEC2041

Power Supply of  Water Supply and Sewerage Installations

45

90

4,5

MAN2044

Project Management

45

90

4,5

 

 

Optional courses  / choose one from the group in semester  2 /

 

 

 

1

CIE3203

Software Programs for Designing  Water Supply and Sewerage Systems

45

90

4,5

CIE3201

Economics of Water Supply and Sewerage Construction

45

90

4,5

 

* At Varna Free University Chernorizets Hrabar" one credit corresponds to 30 hours student workload, which includes 10 hours of lectures and seminars and 20 hours out-of-class workload.

 

Mode of study: full-time/part-time

 

Examination regulations and grading scale: The programme curriculum includes disciplines from different scientific areas, thus achieving interdisciplinary and broad profile training. This sets a variety of assessment criteria to determine the knowledge acquired by students. Detailed descriptions of the assessment methods and criteria for each course, as well as the feedback opportunities, are available in each course syllabus.

 

Obligatory or optional mobility windows: Students can take part in appropriate programs for student's mobility available in Varna Free University.

 

Work placement: In the curriculum of some special courses practices and internships are provided that take place in Bulgarian and foreign companies, organizations and laboratories, working in the area of construction and operation of water supply and sewerage systems and water treatment plants.

 

Work-based learning: In the curriculum of the Master's programme "Water Supply and Sewerage, profile Water Supply and Sewerage Networks and Installations" in all special courses development of project assignments and course assignments and tasks is provided. The topics of the project assignments, as well as the diploma project are taken from actual water supply and sewerage topics.

 

Occupational profiles of graduates: Graduates will be able to pursue careers in the state and public sectors as:

  • Managers and executives in operation companies, design offices, construction-and-installation companies, etc.
  • Staff and experts at investment, control and monitoring authorities;
  • Lecturers and researches at research institutes, etc.

 

Access to further studies: Each student, successfully completed training with the degree of "Master" has the necessary skills to continue his/her education at a higher level of qualification - degree "Doctor" in the doctoral programs:

  • Building Structures
  • Building Materials, Products and Production Technology
  • Labour Safety Techniques and Fire-Fighting Equipment

 

 

Programme director:

Assoc. Prof. Eng. Aneta Georgieva, PhD

Secretary: Eng. Maya Manolova

tel.: +359 52 359 621/589

E-mail: sss@vfu.bg