BA8619 - Pavement Design


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 80/100 1 hours E
Work 20/100

Course content

The course is given every second year. This course includes the following subjects: material properties, stress and strain analyses, deterioration mechanisms and design criteria, project level performance prediction, mechanistic pavement design.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: After completed and passed exam of the subject, the candidate is to hold an in-depth knowledge of flexible pavement design. Skills: After completed and passed exam of the subject, the candidate is able to perform advanced analyses connected to material modelling and pavement design. General competence: After completed and passed exam of the subject, the candidate is to have understanding of simplifications and theories for pavement design, and be able to utilize this to evaluate the results of own and others work within the topic.

Learning methods and activities

Tutorial study with exercises, colloquia and some lectures. The lectures and exercises are in English when students who do not speak Norwegian take the course. The use of pavement design software is a crucial task.

Further on evaluation

To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

TBA4217/TBA4218 Pavement Technology/TBA4335 Highway Planning and Pavement Technology, or equivalent knowledge. 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

Curriculum: Textbooks and journal articles/conference papers.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BA8609 7.5 AUTUMN 2014
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Road, Transport and Geomatics
  • Railway Engineering
  • Highway Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

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 Work 20/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 80/100 E 2023-12-15 09:00
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Spring ORD Work 20/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 80/100 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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