Course syllabus

Järnväg i ett europeiskt perspektiv
Railway in a European Perspective

VVB645, 4,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 4
Date of Decision: 2012-02-14

General Information

Compulsory for: IBYI3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course aims to give the students fundamental knowledge of the extensive work going on in Europe with regard to improving the competitiveness of the railways through harmonisation of the system of rules, technical infrastructure solutions and so on

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

describe the EU-system of rules in the area of transport and relate this to its Swedish counterpart

be able to give an account of and understand the significance of standardisation in the railway sector

give an account of the actors that are involved in standardisation work and what roles they have, as well as identify their interests.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

review and analyse the technical standardisation work ongoing in respect of TEN (Trans European Network), and present the results in a report


The EU’s system of rules in respect of the transport field

Organisation and control of renewal work on the system of rules, technical standards and the like

Sweden’s role in this work

Rules and organisation are combined in a project

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Satisfactory final report.


Required prior knowledge: VTVA15 Transport och Samhälle.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Examinator: Ebrahim Parhamifar,
Course coordinator: Stellan Jönsson,
Course coordinator: Anders Wretstrand,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is given at Campus Helsingborg