Course detail

Road Design

FAST-CM001Acad. year: 2020/2021

Preliminary design and final design of grade separated interchange. Horizontal and vertical geometry (situation, longitudinal profiles), typical sections (category width, superelevation, road widening in curves), earth construction (typical cross section and detailed operative cross sections). Creation of 3D model and contours project. Simplified visualization. Drainage of roads (hydro technical computation). Earthwork, calculation of its volume, soil transport. Constructions on roads. Traffic safety.


Institute of Road Structures (PKO)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students are able to find routing of highway under complicated conditions. Moreover they are able to complete a detailed project lay-out. They are able to design road equipmetn and essential road structures. Students are able to design both single level intersections and fly-overs.


Complete highway route design, computation of highway geometry, knowledge of used road materials and typical pavement constructions.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Czech road network.
2. At-grade intersections.
3. Roundabouts and unconventional interchange.
4. Grade-separated interchange I.
5. Grade-separated interchange II.
6. Design category of roads.
7. Cross sections, earthworks, its measurement, volume diagram.
8. Water drainage of roads.
9. Culverts.
10. Constructions on roads.
11. Safety equipment.
12. Environmental.


Detailed road and grade separated interchange design, road structures and constructions, earth construction and earthworks, highway drainage, safety equipment, necessary view distances, road aesthetics.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer