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AH1022 Traffic and Road Engineering, Basic Course 7.5 credits

The design and regulation of road traffic facilities is based on the interrelationship between driver – vehicle – road- and traffic environment including unprotected road users. This requires a thorough understanding of traffic behaviour and traffic process in terms of interactions between different road users. Furthermore traffic legislation and road building regulations create fundamental requirements on which the design of sustainable road traffic facilities must be based.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AH1022 (Autumn 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Traffic legislation
  • Travel habits and driver behaviour
  • Basic traffic flow theory
  • Traffic studies & data collection
  • Impacts of road traffic facilities (level of service, traffic safety, environment)
  • Project work: Data collection, analysis and design of a traffic facility
  • Use of AutoCAD for traffic facility design

Intended learning outcomes

The course provides basic knowledge of the road traffic process and impacts needed for sustainable planning, analysis and design of road traffic facilities. Furthermore the course disseminates methods for road design, construction and maintenance.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed courses:

  • AI1527 Introduction to the Planning and Building Process
  • AH1030 Urban Development and Transport System

Recommended prerequisites

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  • Course folder including traffic and road engineering guidelines and manuals. In Swedish
  • Vägar och gators utformning (VGU). Vägverket 2004. In Swedish.
  • Effektsamband 2000, Vägverket, delen nybyggnad och förbättring (VV 2001:78). In Swedish
  • Manual för CAPCAL. In Swedish
  • Manual för TRANSYT. In Swedish
  • ATB Väg 2003. In Swedish

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Written examination (TEN; 4,5 cr) and project work (ÖVN; 3 cr).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AH1022

Offered by

ABE/Transport Planning

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

Courses in the Masters program in Transport systems.


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