The course covers basic methods required for design, construction, management, maintenance, and evaluation of highways, roadways and railways.
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Content and learning outcomes
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
- Characterization of heavy vehicles and traffic for dimensioning of highways.
- Loading and stresses in highways.
- The maintenance model.
- Control of state.
- Performance metrics.
- Life cycle cost (LCC) for wastewater network foundations.
Intended learning outcomes
The student should after the course be able to:
- describe the fundamental procsesses for design and construction of Road, Rail and Sewage Systems
- perform basic design and dimensioning tasks
Literature and preparations
Course registered AH1907
AH1907 Installation 1. Roads, Railways, and Wastewater networks.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- 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
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 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 AH1908
Main field of study
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.