Course syllabus

Utformning av vägar
Highway Design

VTVN01, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED V
Date of Decision: 2017-04-06

General Information

Compulsory for: IBYV3
Elective for: V4-at, V4-tv
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to provide students with the ability to use methodology in geometric highway  planning and design. It is also intended to give them in-depth knowledge of the geometric design of roads, with the focus on methods, models, quality of basic data and teaching/learning aids.

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

Compile and evaluate relevant information, in a sustainable way, from different disciplins, with different perspectives while designing road alignment.


A road project in rural area is followed from its conception to final design, requiring students to study the principles and basics of the prevailing regulations and guidelines for geometric and thickness design of roads, including analysis of horizontal and vertical alignment from a road user perspective. Further requirements are emphasis on adapting the road to the terrain, formulating an analytical method for elements in the landscape and designing different types of intersections. Computer aids are used to describe prerequisites for the project and to design the road alignment.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Individual written home examination. Written and oral descriptions of the project work. The exam of the project is conducted through collaborative group testing. One day compulsory field studies.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0112. Name: Home Examination.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Home Examination
Code: 0212. Name: Project Work.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written and oral descriptions of the project work. The exam of the project is conducted through collaborative group testing.
Code: 0312. Name: Field Studies.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Compulsory Field Studies.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VTVF10, VVB027

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Ebrahim Parhamifar,
Examinator: Ebrahim Parhamifar,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is offered in Lund.