TBA4218 - Pavement Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved exercises 30/100
Written examination 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

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. 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
SIB4005 7.5 2015-09-01
SIB4020 7.5 2015-09-01
TBA4217 7.5 2015-09-01
TBA4220 7.5 2015-09-01
TBA4335 7.5 2015-09-01


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Approved exercises 30/100
Spring ORD Written examination 70/100 D
  • * 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.