TBA4218 - Pavement Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Approved exercises 30/100
School exam 70/100 4 hours D

Course content

Pavement materials, methods for asphalt mixture design, bituminous binders, distress mechanisms, stress/strain analyses, methods for structural design, bearing capacity, strengthening.

Learning outcome


  • Pavement materials
  • Asphalt binders and mix design methods
  • Loads and structural design methods for pavements


  • Evaluation of strength and deformation properties of pavement materials
  • Make a professional choice of asphalt binder
  • Use different methods to perform asphalt mix design
  • Perform structural design of roads to withstand traffic and climatic loads

General competence:

  • Perform reasonable material choices for different pavement layers/elements
  • Perform structural design of pavements to withstand today's and future changes of climate and traffic

Learning methods and activities

Lectures combined with individual and group exercises. The lectures and exercises are in English when non-Norwegian speaking students follow the subject.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written exam (70%) and evaluation of 1 exercise (30%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. 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

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

Required previous knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to TBA4203.

Course materials

Compendium, handbooks and computer programs.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIB4020 7.5 AUTUMN 2015
TBA4217 7.5 AUTUMN 2015
TBA4220 7.5 AUTUMN 2015
TBA4335 7.5 AUTUMN 2015
SIB4005 7.5 AUTUMN 2015
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 70/100 D 2022-06-03 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Approved exercises 30/100 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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