Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


  • student learns to do basic geometrical and structural design of a road or street,
  • student learns to apply the theoretical data by doing the dimensioning of her/his own discipline (for example geotechnical, pavement or rock engineering),
  • student learns to behave as a participant in a project group,
  • student learns to analyze and evaluate the site investigation data and create new design based on the data,
  • student understands, how a real consultant project is working,
  • student get to know colleagues from industry and learn their way of working  and
  • student learns to work and co-operate with other designers and to present the outcomes of the design.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 27.02.2023 - 12.06.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Henry Gustavsson

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Project course is a practical design project which includes aspects from geotechnical, rock and highway engineering point of view. The content of the course is to produce needed design documentation of a road. The documentation will include 3D-terrain model with soil and rock layers of the design area. The road planning will be done taking into account subsoil and rock properties and combining all existing and new infrastructural elements together. In addition to the 3D model, some additional documentation, like description of the design case, dimensioning of structures, producing maps and 2D cross-sectional output documentation will be achieved. Common InfraBIM Requirements will be introduced in the design. 

    The students (max. 20 students can be admitted) are divided into project groups, which include experts (students) from geotechnical, road and rock engineering areas. The teaching method is problem based learning, so that each group produces all the needed design and 3D inframodel planning and documentation for a street/road. Teachers for the exercises will be mainly engineers from consulting companies.

    Road design is mainly done using Novapoint and Civil3D following Väylä’s guidelines and criteria. Geotechnical and rock designer will produce needed design reports using applicable software and following Väylä’s guidelines and criteria.  Participating in exercises and lectures is compulsory (80%).

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, Exercises, Project work, Presentation of the outcomes.

    Assesment based on self and peer-evaluation, design documentation  (design model, site description, calculations, project work), exam and presentation of the outcomes. Test based on lecture and exercise materials and InfraBIM Requirements (YIV2015).

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures (14h), Exercises (36h), Project work (80h), Presentation of results (2h).


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring IV - V
    2023-2024 Spring IV - V

    Enrollment :

    Registration for Courses will take place on Sisu ( Max 20 students, primarily for 2nd year Geoengineering Master Program students. Also 1st year Geoengineering or Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering Master's Programmes students can be accepted if prerequisities are fullfilled.