Infrastructure - Highway Design in rural Areas (SE-)





Offered by

Supply Engineering




Qualifying exam for the Climate and Supply Engineering study program.

Main purpose

The purpose of the course is to provide students the understanding of basic concepts within road constructions, including pipe design and dimensioning. Furthermore, the students will receive introduction to CAD programs used for geometrical design of roads and other infrastructure planning.


After completion of the course, the student must have the knowledge of:
• Road types and planning
• Traditional asphalt types and use of these in road constructions
• Dimensioning of pipes for drinking water
• Pump types
• Pump dimensioning
• Stormwater handling


After completion of the course, the student must have the skills to:
• Perform analyses and road planning in rural areas
• Determine design parameters for a road project
• Propose relevant design of a cross section
• Describe elements within a cross section, including drainage principles for roads in rural areas
• Describe where pipes and cables are placed in a cross section
• Dimension road pavement structures based on the catalogue method
• Use MicroStation for geometrical design of a roads cross section
• Setup and prepare road drawings for print
• Dimension drinking water pipes
• Select and dimension pumps
• Determine network structure
• Setup drawings (plans and longitudinal profiles) including pipes


After completion of this course, the student must have the competences to:
• Determine a roads lay-out in regards to Danish Roads Standards and place pipes and cables in a road
• Dimension utility pipes based on demand
• Select pump type
• Dimension the selected pump
• Design optimal pipe network structure


Teaching methods and study activities

4 hours per week for 12 weeks will be implemented, corresponding to a 137,5-hour workload for the student. Study activities are:

• Lectures taught in class
• Self-study
• Video guidelines and instructions
• Exercises and consultation in class
• Visit to a road construction site, if possible


• Danish Road Standards (
• Various guidelines and online tutorials



Exam prerequisites

Exam type
Ongoing tests in the form of two written individual/ group assignments, each weighing 50%.
Internal assessment

Tools allowed

Individual oral exam, 20 minutes, bases on course content. ​

Grading criteria

Grading based on the Danish 7-point scale.
Two assignments weighing 25% each, one final assignment wrighing 50%

Additional information



Helle Rosengreen and Henrik Bjørn

Valid from

2/1/2024 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Compulsory for Supply Engineering
2. semester


Infrastructure, roads, pipes, stormwater clearance