Course detail

Roads 2

FAST-BM002CompulsoryBachelor's (1st cycle)Acad. year: 2017/2018Summer semester3. year of study4  credits

Introduction to the road transportation. Basic design work, design documentation. Highway routing, design elements of route. Technical category, design elements for horizontal and vertical alignment, width configuration of a road in a cross section. Optimization of route, relation of horizontal and vertical alignment, aesthetics of road. Assessment and evaluation of route design, alternatives, road safety and environmental assessment.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student is able to manage the goal of the subject by getting a complex overview over the quality system in road construction, particular technologies and necessary machinery, which are used for the construction, maintenance, rehabilitation and recycling of the road structures.

Mode of delivery

90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning


Route design, 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. Highway network and its development.
2. Route, Design category.
3. horizontal alignment.
4. Vertical alignment.
5. Cross sections, earthworks, its measurement, volume diagram.
6. Water drainage of roads.
7. Culverts.
8. Crossroads I.
9. Crossroads II.
10. Constructions on roads.
11. Safety equipment.
12. Road safety and environmental.


The objective is to gain the basic information about the road construction materials, its use for particular layers, system of testing, various road construction and maintenance technologies and dimensioning of flexible and rigid road constructions.

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.

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer