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.

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 2023

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 2023-11-30 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL315 Sluppenvegen 14 2
SL520 Sluppenvegen 14 5
SL111 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 2
SL111 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 37
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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