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.


After this course student is familiar with different asphalt mixture types, raw materials, production methods, and mechanical performance of mixtures. Students can select appropriate mixture types and raw materials based on performance requirements. Students can describe how material properties affect pavement performance: durability and deterioration. Students have an overview of asphalt production/construction techniques and basic principles of production quality control and quality assurance. Students can perform volumetric mix design of asphalt mixture.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 28.02.2024 - 19.04.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Augusto Cannone Falchetto

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:

    Consideration of major types of bituminous materials - bitumen, cutback, and fluxed bitumen and emulsions and different mixture types. Influence of chemical composition upon physical properties. Desirable aggregate characteristics for bituminous mixtures. Construction techniques, including hot and warm mixing. Current practices for determining optimum asphalt content. Recycling and reuse of bituminous materials. Overview on main pavement distresses

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, homework (including laboratory visits and short reports - when possible), exercises. Exam.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    5 credits, 135 hours total
    Lectures 24 (2x2h/week)
    Seminars and review sessions 12 (1x2h/week)
    Homework (exercises on the different proposed topics) 81h

    Preparation for the final exam and exam (18h)



Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lecture Notes

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Learning outcomes and content require some adjustment.

    The course can be offered online if needed.

    The course material needs to be updated. I will mainly rely on the material I will develop.

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 No teaching
    2023-2024 Spring IV

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the course will take place on Sisu (