230.041 Road Design and Environmental Protection
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • to explain the legal background and the course of planning and construction of roads
  • to demonstrate the necessary environmental related assessments in the planning process of roads
  • to apply the planning and design principles of roads in specific projects
  • to determine and plan the layout and design of roads of different categories on the basis of the valid (Austrian) guidelines
  • to demonstrate the planning principles for roads in the urban areas (traffic calming, pedestrain traffic, bycicle traffic, stationary traffic) in practical projects
  • to apply road traffic management methods in road planning
  • To select the types of road drainage for the respective applications and to design the required elements

Subject of course

  1. Legal background and EIA procedures
  2. Environmental protection on roads (noise, pollutants, birds, amphibians and wild animals)
  3. Planning and design principles (parameters, efficiency, road network design, assessment of traffic flow)
  4. Alignment and geometric road design (design elements, junctions, highways, urban areas, non motorized traffic)
  5. Road traffic management (guidance systems, pavement marking, construction sites)
  6. Road drainage (planning principles, elements, dimensioning, design and implementation)

Teaching methods

Lecturing including image and video material

Mode of examination




Course dates

Mon09:00 - 13:0007.10.2019Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesung
Tue09:00 - 12:3008.10.2019Seminarraum 212-232 - mündl. Prüfung BI Vorlesung
Wed09:00 - 12:3009.10.2019Seminarraum 212-232 - mündl. Prüfung BI Vorlesung
Fri09:00 - 12:3011.10.2019Seminarraum 212-232 - mündl. Prüfung BI Vorlesung
Tue09:00 - 13:3015.10.2019Seminarraum 212-232 - mündl. Prüfung BI Vorlesung
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

written examination with calculation example (duration: 1.5h)



DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Tue08:30 - 10:0015.09.2020HS 7 Schütte-Lihotzky BI written13.07.2020 12:00 - 09.09.2020 12:00TISSPrüfung: 15.09.2020, 08:30 - 10:00 Uhr
Tue08:30 - 10:0029.09.2020HS 18 Czuber - UIW written13.07.2020 12:00 - 23.09.2020 12:00TISSPrüfung: 29.09.2020, 08:30 - 10:00 Uhr

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.08.2019 15:00 03.10.2019 15:00 03.10.2019 15:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 505 Civil Engineering Science


an electronic script will be available for download

Previous knowledge

LVA 230.032 Road engineering (recommended)

Preceding courses

Accompanying courses