TBA4203 - Geometric Design of Roads


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical exam 15/100 1 hours C
Work 15/100
School exam 70/100 4 hours D

Course content

The subject will focus on the basic principles of highway design, road geometry and alignment, cross-section design, climatic and environmental factors, aesthetics and adaptation to surroundings.

Learning outcome

Knowledge Students will have knowledge of: - Basic principles of planning and design of roads. - Alignment, road aesthetics and adaptation to the environment. - Understand the road building process within the context of laws and regulations, and the role of stakeholders. Skills Students will be able to: - Construct a road with good adaptation to the environment - Implement geometric planning of roads using engineering tools. Competence Students will: - Apply basic principles for the design of roads within the context of a design problem - Assess the environmental impacts of location and design of roads - Prepare detailed plans for such infrastructure elements.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises. The lectures are given in English, but the curriculum is in Norwegian.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercise

Further on evaluation

Part assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The parts includes a final written digital exam under supervision (weighted 70%), works (weighted 15%) and a practical test (weighted 15%). The results for each part is given a letter grade, and the final grade is calculated according to the given weighting. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. All parts of the assessment must be passed in order to get a passing grade for the whole course. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

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

Course materials

Collection of compendia or book.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TBA4201 7.5 AUTUMN 2014
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Railway Engineering
  • 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 School exam 70/100 D 2022-12-03 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL238 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL430 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL310 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 10
SL310 turkis sone Sluppenvegen 14 15
Autumn ORD Work 15/100



Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Practical exam 15/100 C





Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 70/100 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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