Course syllabus

Road Construction

VVBF20, 5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board D
Date of Decision: 2016-04-08

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: V3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to give basic knowledge about roads and how they function during a service life. This considers the relationship between the plan and profile, construction, test methods, maintenance and recycling of road materials.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Understand importance of common points in a systematic planning and production of infrastructures and analyse the information that is used and evaluate the reliability of the results based on available information


Basic knowledge of roads and their technical life, relation between planning, geometrical design, construction and maintenance of the rural roads. Field- and laboratory methods used for determination of soil material properties. Understanding of how the geometrical design is influenced by traffic and topographical assumptions and to map out how the chosen alignment influences the road in the terrain.

Properties of different unbound and bound material and how chosen pavement design method affects the thickness of the road construction. Stresses and strains in flexible pavements.

To describe how the road maintenance is financed and organized with new investments and maintenance. Sustainable alternatives for construction and maintenances of roads.

Engineers skill in CAD

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: The examination is composed of two parts. The first part is based on written presentation of the project work and the second part is based on final written prov. Participation in laboratory and written presentation of the results is a part of the course.


Required prior knowledge: VTGA01 Engineering Geology and VSMA05 Structural Mechanics.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VVBF05

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Ebrahim Parhamifar,
Examinator: Ebrahim Parhamifar,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is given in Swedish