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HS1724 Civil Engineering 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus HS1724 (Spring 2012–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Sweden's geology, types of minerals and rocks, geo-technical properties of soil and rock, ground water, foundation engineering, geo-technical studies
  • Excavation, fill, ground reinforcement, superstructures and height subsidence of vegetation and paved surfaces, coatings
  • The longitudinal and transverse profile of a road, design, strength and classification of road structures

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe types of minerals, rocks and soils in Sweden
  • Understand the geotechnical properties of various soil materials and their function in relation to foundation work on buildings and structures
  • Display basic knowledge of ground water
  • Describe the different types of foundation practices for construction works
  • Understand the conditions necessary for the most common types of ground and construction work
  • Describe the design and building materials of a road structure
  • Display knowledge of local disposal of surface water
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ground planning, surface finishing, and land levelling

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General entry requirements and specific entry requirements for the programme

Recommended prerequisites

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Reading materials will be announced at the start of the course

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 - Assignments, 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

Written examination (TEN1, 4.5 credits), grade scale A-F
Approved assignments (ÖVN1; 3,0 credits). grade scale P/F

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 HS1724

Offered by

Main field of study

Built Environment, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Magnus Helgesson (