BA8616 - Geometric Design of Highways


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 50/100 1 hours E
Term assignment 50/100

Course content

The course is given every second year, next time in fall semester 2023. The course will focus on relations which influence the performance of highways; highway standards and spesifications, design criteria, alignment, cross section, safety and traffic flow.

Learning outcome

The goal of the course is to give the students knowledge about basic road design theory and how it is applied in Norway. In addition, the students in the course then develop further knowledge and understanding of different factors which influence the design and operations of roads.

Learning methods and activities

The course consists of a series of lectures with obligatory exercises related to the lectures. Additionally, the course includes an obligatory research project with a written report and presentation/oral exam. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercise

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a term paper (50%) and an oral exam, which includes a presentation of the term paper. The oral exam counts 50%. The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned Passed/Not passed. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Engineering (PHIV)

Required previous knowledge

Basic knowlegde within highway design is needed correspondingly to course TBA4201 Highway and Environment, course TBA4330 Highway Design and Accident risk. Note that if you wish to follow the course the semester it runs, but are not affiliated with the PhD programme in Engineering, please contact

Course materials

The course material will consist of textbooks, articles, research reports and handouts.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Highway Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Term assignment 50/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 50/100 E 2023-12-15 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Term assignment 50/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 50/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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