BYGT2314 - Highway Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignments 40/100
School exam 60/100 4 hours D

Course content

CAD in highway engineering; Novapoint with emphasis on the road module. Earthworks and cost calculation. Detailed planning. Impact. Road environment. Traffic Technique: Characteristics of traffic and road users. Traffic calculations, traffic volume. Traffic safety. Crossroads, settlement and capacity. Introduction to area plans, execution of regulation plans and technical plans. 3D designing.

Learning outcome


The candidate will have knowledge about:

  • geometric design and technical execution of roads and streets.
  • various elements of a traffic system. road planning at both overview and detail level
  • the characteristics of the traffic and road user, and know the use thereof in road safety work.
  • operation and maintenance of road and road equipment and knowing methods for reinforcing and repairing roads.


The candidate should be able to

  • by using CAD tools design different alternatives for a longer roadmap, with emphasis on terrain adaptation, alignment and amount calculation.
  • Present plan and profile drawings adapted to different plan levels.
  • Evaluate the condition and calculate necessary reinforcement measures for existing road.
  • make calculations and assessments for the design of various cross-solutions
  • carry out cost calculations and impact assessments of a road project
  • apply current standards to assess measures for the operation and maintenance of existing road.
  • Make calculations and simple analyzes related to road safety work.


  • The candidate must have good skills in the use of professional sources, professional methods, applicable laws and regulations, as well as standards for planning, engineering, construction, management, operation, maintenance.
  • The candidate should be able to participate in professional discussions within the relevant subject areas and share his / her knowledge and experience with others, both in Norwegian and English.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, individual exercises, project-based CAD Learning.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

A re-sit examination is held in March. Continuation and voluntary repetition / improvement can be carried out for some sub-evaluations without having to reassess both sub-evaluations in a topic.

In case of a re-sit exam the written exam may be changed into oral.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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

Required previous knowledge

BYGT2204 Highway Design and Construction or equivalent.

Admission to Bachelor in Civil Engineering, study track Civil and Environmental Engineering (Trondheim)

Course materials

Standards and reports from Norwegian Public road Administration, NTNU Compendia, Trimble Novapoint: Terrain Modelling and Road Alignment.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Road, Transport and Geomatics
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 60/100 D 2022-11-28 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL520 Sluppenvegen 14 18
SL120 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 3
Autumn ORD Assignments 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS School exam 60/100 D INSPERA
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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