AH1908 Installation 2. Construction, Management and Maintenance of Roads and Railways 7.5 credits

Anläggning 2. Byggande, drift och underhåll av vägar och järnvägar

The course covers basic methods required for design, construction, management, maintenance, and evaluation of highways, roadways and railways.

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Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Highway and track technology:

  • Design of roads and railways.
  • Construction of roads and railways.
  • Management of road construction – System perspective versus project perspective.
  • Maintenance of highways and railways.
  • Assessing the condition of roads.
  • Life cycle cost (LCC) for maintenance of highways.
  • Swedish highway design methods – PMS object.
  • Characterization of heavy vehicles and traffic for dimensioning of highways.
  • Loading and stresses in highways.

Road hydrology:

  • The maintenance model.
  • Control of state.
  • Performance metrics.
  • Life cycle cost (LCC) for wastewater network foundations.

Intended learning outcomes *

The overall aim of the course is to give the student knowledge and practice in the subject area so that he/she in a future work situation will be able to carry out normaly frequent worktasks. The student should after the course be able to:

  • understand the fundamental procsesses for design and construction of Road, Rail and Sewage Systems
  • independently perform basic designtasks
  • understand and interpret the accurancy in calculations

Course Disposition

The course consists of lectures and exercises.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Completed upper secondary education including documented proficiency in Swedish corresponding to Swedish B, Mathematics D and Physics B. Completed course AH1907 Installation 1 Road, Railways and Wastewater Networks

Recommended prerequisites

AH1907 Installation 1. Roads, Railways, and Wastewater networks.


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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

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Exam, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, 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 *

Passed written exam (4,5 ECTS credits)

Passed exercises (3 ECTS credits)

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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Åsa Laurell Lyne

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 AH1908

Offered by

ABE/Constructional Engineering and Design

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Education cycle *

First cycle

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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.