Road and Railway Engineering, Advanced Course

Learning about different features of road and railway engineering.


  • A historical review of the road and railway development.
  • Overview of the road and railway system and the working processes connected to the different stages of the construction life-cycle.
  • The subgrade influence of the superstructure design.
  • Frost action effect and prediction on road and railway structures.
  • Structural design of road and railway’s focusing on the embankment.
  • Superstructure materials, e.g. unbound aggregates, pavement materials and rails.
  • Design procedures in superstructure design and international examples on stress-strain approaches on design.
  • Maintenance and rehabilitation of infrastructure.
  • Road and railway specific field test methods such as FWD, DCP and static plate load test.
  • National perspective on Best Practice.
  • Life-cycle costing aspects.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
CountrySweden
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionLuleå University of Technology
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits7.5
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyArchitecture and town planningBuilding and civil engineering
Teaching placeLuleå
Tagsengineeringinfrastructure
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