Traffic Safety & Planning and Design of Roundabouts





Offered by

Civil Engineering




Exchange and transfer students: General admission requirements and CE-INF1 (or similar knowledge), in previous or current semester.

Main purpose

To provide students with knowledge and skills to evaluate traffic safety issues in existing and new designs and to prepare students to work with planning and design of roundabouts.


After completion of the course, the student must have the overall knowledge on key elements of roundabouts and use of these in an urban environment.


After completion of the course, the student must have the skills to plan and design the geometry of roundabouts in urban areas. Furthermore, the student must have the skills to evaluate and apply traffic safety measures in the project.
After the completion of the course, the student must:
  • Understand the characteristics and needs of the different road users in city and urban areas
  • Analyze and understand different situations and designs with the purpose of identifying potential traffic safety problems
  • Handle and document traffic safety issues in own designs and to come up with solutions and ideas on how to improve on existing designs


After completion of this course, the student must have the competences to:
  • Analyze the capacity in a roundabout
  • Propose relevant designs of roundabouts – horizontal and vertical geometry, as well as, cross sections
  • Use CAD software for design of roundabouts
  • Design traffic solutions where the characteristics of the different road users are incorporated
  • Evaluate drainage principles and carry out drainage controls in own design
  • Propose materials and pavements for a roundabout
  • Evaluate and plan traffic flow during construction works
  • Analyze traffic safety measures in new and existing designs



Teaching methods and study activities

4 lessons 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
• Consultation
• Excursions
• Self-study
• Group and course works
Student Activity Model
CATEGORY 1 (Participation of lecturer and students, Initiated by the lecturer - 27%)
Comprises 48 lessons of 45 minutes (36 hours) varying between lectures, exercises, course assignments and tests  
CATEGORY 2 (Participation of students, Initiated by the lecturer - 65%)
Homework, course assignments, self-study and preparation for tests (90.5 timer).
CATEGORY 3 (Participation of students, initiated by students - 8%)
Comprise freedom in choosing method to work with assignments, self-study, study groups and literature search (11 hours)
CATEGORY 4 (Participation of lecturer and students, initiated by students - 0%)





Type of examination
Students are graded based on course assignments (50%) and tests (50%) carried out during the course.  
Allowed tools:
Not applicable

Individual oral exam without preparation based upon a subject found by draw.

Any second resit is an individual oral exam without preparation based upon a subject found by draw, similar to the first re-exam.

Grading criteria

Grading based on the Danish 7-point scale.
Course assignments account for 50 % of final grade.
Tests carried out during the course account for 50 % of final grade.

Additional information



Katrine Steenbach

Valid from

2/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Civil Works


​Roundabout geometry, 2D and 3D design, pavements, capacity, traffic safety