230.032 Road design and construction
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VO, 4.0h, 5.0EC


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 5.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • explain the essential historical corner stones in the development of road engineering
  • explain the planning principles, the planning process and the design principles of roads
  • explicate the principles of the alignment and geometric road design and apply them in small projects
  • design and compute road alignments and gradients
  • describe principles, methods and simple systems of road drainage and demonstrate them on specific examples
  • describe design criteria and planning principles of road intersections and in particular to represent the design of at-grade junctions
  • define the characteristics, applications and requirements of the most important road building materials (soil, rock, bitumen, asphalt, concrete)
  • explain the structure of the road construction, the essential requirements of the subgrade as well as various layers of the pavement
  • describe construction basics and construction methods of asphalt, concrete & block pavements
  • explain the principles of road pavement design and to apply them in specific design examples
  • specify the principles and organization of road operation and road maintenance
  • explain the methods of condition survey and asset management of the road infrastructure

Subject of course

  1. Indroduction in road engineering
  2. Principles of road planning & road design
  3. Alignment and geometric road design
  4. Road materials & pavement construction
  5. Road maintenance and road asset management

Teaching methods

  • Lecturing and explanation on basis of specific examples
  • Computation and drawing exercises (5 units)

Mode of examination




Course dates

Wed09:00 - 12:0004.03.2020 - 11.03.2020HS 18 Czuber - UIW Vorlesung
Mon10:00 - 12:0009.03.2020HS 7 Schütte-Lihotzky BI Übung
Wed08:30 - 12:0017.06.2020 HS18, Hauptgebäude (Karlsplatz 13) - zw.Stiege 2 u. 8, 2. Stock2. Prüfungstermin
Road design and construction - Single appointments
Wed04.03.202009:00 - 12:00HS 18 Czuber - UIW Vorlesung
Mon09.03.202010:00 - 12:00HS 7 Schütte-Lihotzky BI Übung
Wed11.03.202009:00 - 12:00HS 18 Czuber - UIW Vorlesung
Wed17.06.202008:30 - 12:00 HS18, Hauptgebäude (Karlsplatz 13) - zw.Stiege 2 u. 8, 2. Stock2. Prüfungstermin

Examination modalities

Written examinaton with two parts

1. part: theoretical questions (1 hour)

2. part: computational & drawing tasks (2 hours)

Both parts of the examination must be graded positively in order to complete the LVA in a positive way.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed15:00 - 18:0018.11.2020GM 1 Audi. Max.- ARCH-INF written05.10.2020 00:00 - 16.11.2020 00:00TISSPrüfung Straßenwesen 18.11.2020, 15:00-18:00 Uhr
Thu15:00 - 18:0014.01.2021GM 1 Audi. Max.- ARCH-INF written01.12.2020 00:00 - 12.01.2021 00:00TISSPrüfung Straßenwesen 14.01.2021, 15:00-18:00 Uhr

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
07.01.2020 12:00 04.03.2020 23:00 04.03.2020 23:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 265 Civil Engineering 4. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


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