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

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

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AH1908 (Spring 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

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
  • 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 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

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Course registered AH1907 

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


  • 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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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

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Course web AH1908

Offered by

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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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.