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AH1907 Installation 1. Road, Railways and Wastewater Networks 7.5 credits

This course covers basic methods required for design, planning, and construction of highways, roadways and railways and design and construction of water and wastewater networks.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AH1907 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Road and railway technology:

  • Road and railway track components
  • Geometric design of roads and railways
  • Classes and types of roads, streets and railways
  • Buidling materials for roads and railways (bitumen, asphalt, unbound materials)
  • Climate, environment and drainage aspects
  • Design of roads and railways

Road hydrology:

  • Water and waste water technology and road construction
  • Storm water and traffic

Water and waste water technology:

  • Materials science about water and waste water technology
  • Operation and maintenance of water and waste water technology

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • explain technical terms and understand their mutual relations within the fields of road, railway and water and waste water technology
  • perform simple projecting group assignments within the fields of road, railway and water and waste water technology
  • perform calculations regarding the geometric design of the road and vehicle dynamics
  • use computer programs for road design and mass calculation
  • explain the relationship between design and production of sustainable infrastructure programs.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed course: HF1904/AF1762

Recommended prerequisites

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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


  • INL1 - Hand-in-assignment, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • INL2 - Hand-in-assignment, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Exam, 2.5 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.

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

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Course web AH1907

Offered by

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

AH1908 Installation 2


Alicja Tykocka Ström (

Supplementary information

Selection for courses with limited space: if the number of applications that meet entry requirements exceeds the availability for the course, selection will be based on the applicants' credits in the TIBYH programme.