Road Planning (BYG130)

The course Road Planning will give understanding and knowledge about road and transport planning, and training in computer-based road design.

Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.


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The course provides basic knowledge about road and transport planning, and knowledge to plan and design streets and roads.

The course provides training in the use of computer tools in road design and preparation and presentation of road plans. Training in the use of Novapoint, laboratory exercises with report, and project assignment in engineering with Novapoint.

Learning outcome


  • Knowledge of the Norwegian Road Administration's handbooks in road planning/road design
  • Knowledge of principles for geometric design and the technical execution of roads and GS roads
  • Knowledge of using data tools for use in road planning
  • Knowledge of materials for road use as well as various laboratory tests
  • Knowledge of planning processes, technical plans, and regulation plans


  • Be able to plan transport and traffic systems and design roads and streets of different types
  • Be able to use computer programs to plan and project
  • Knowing legislation, road standards, and technical and aesthetic forming parameters

General competence

  • Be able to plan and present a project assignment in collaboration with other students, both in writing and graphically
  • Contribute electronic presentation of road projects

Required prerequisite knowledge

BYG100 Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

Recommended prerequisites

BYG105 Spatial Understanding and Urban Theory, BYG110 Urban Space


Project assignment and written exam

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 3/5 4 Hours Letter grades Standard calculator
Project 2/5 Letter grades

The project assignment is in groups. There is no continuation exam for the project assignment. Students who do not pass the project assignment can take this part again the next time the course has regular teaching.

Coursework requirements

The lab-report is a individual assignement that needs to be approved to get access to take the exam.

Course teacher(s)

Course teacher:

Kjartan Gidskehaug

Course coordinator:

Ari Krisna Mawira Tarigan

Course teacher:

Kjartan Gidskehaug

Study Adviser:

Camilla Mellegård

Laboratory Engineer:

Guzman Cruz Rodriguez

Course teacher:

Jarle Berge

Course teacher:

John Charles Grønli

Coordinator laboratory exercises:

Andreas Skaare

Head of Department:

Tore Markeset

Method of work

Lectures and compulsory exercises in the laboratory. Project assignment with the design of a road with computer-based tools in road design. Testing of road materials in the laboratory.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Highway planning (BIB570_1) 10
Technical Planning (BIB330_1) 5
Road design (BIB370_1) 5

Open for

Civil Engineering - Bachelor in Engineering Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology City and Regional Planning - Master of Science Degree Programme, Five Years Structural and Mechanical Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme. Five Years

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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