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Road and Railroad Design with Computers 7.5 credits

Väg och järnvägsprojektering med datorstöd
First cycle, G0001B
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2019 Sp 4 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Civil Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
The course will give you knowledge of the Swedish system of planning roads and railroads.

You are learned geometrical design of roads in a design project using Novapoint.

Novapoint is a model based road, highway and street design software package including intersection design. The Highway design software package includes sight distance analysis, multiple lanes and grad separated intersections. The Road design software and street design software include dynamic vehicle turning analysis and at grade intersections including automatic roundabout design. The program has complete and integrated functions for design, quantity calculations, drawings, reports and 3D visualisation. Alignment design, highway design, road design, street design, intersection design, drawing production and 3D presentation are the main components of Novapoint Road Professional.The highway design software, the road design software and the street design software support a large range of international design standards and export and import formats. The road, highway and street design model is integrated with the other Novapoint modules and allows the use user to create complete design models that can be presented in Virtual Reality or exported to construction equipment.

Teaching consists of lessons, educational visits and a design problem that will be carried out with computer aid.

Some continuous examination. There will be some written tests during the course. The project work will be graded with pass (or fail).

Basic knowledge of AutoCAD is positiv. The course can be studied in English if the student have a basic knowledge in Swedish.

Jan Laue

Transition terms
The course G0001B is equal to ABG023

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2011 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Chosen in cooperation with the examiner.

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Project workU G#6.00MandatoryA07
0002Required assignmentU G#1.50MandatoryA07

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
The plan is established by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 2007-01-31 and is valid from H07.

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 11 Jan 2019