Course syllabus

Väg- och järnvägsteknik
Road and Railway Engineering

VTVA45, 7 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2018/19
Decided by: PLED V
Date of Decision: 2018-03-27

General Information

Compulsory for: IBYI1, IBYV1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course is intended to give the student fundamental knowledge of roads and railways with related technical systems and their functions over their whole existence, i.e. the connected phases of planning, construction, operation and maintenance.
GIS as a supporting feature in the planning process.

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


Orientation of planning and design of roads and railroads

Structure and function of track substructure and superstructure and information about track track technology, electrical technology, signalling technology and tele communication technology within the railway.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Exam is in the form of oral and written accounts of the exercises.

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: Road and Railway Engineering.
Credits: 7. Grading scale: UG.
Code: 0212. Name: Work Related Training.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: AAK630, VTVA20, VVB620

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Andreas Persson,
Examinator: Andreas Persson,
Course homepage:
Further information: Four exercises are performed at Trafikverksskolan in Ängelholm. Any travel expences related to AFU/mandatory field trips are paid for by the student.