230.041 Road Design and Environmental Protection
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • to explain the legal background and the course of planning and construction of roads
  • to demonstrate the necessary environmental related assessments in the planning process of roads
  • to apply the planning and design principles of roads in specific projects
  • to determine and plan the layout and design of roads of different categories on the basis of the valid (Austrian) guidelines
  • to demonstrate the planning principles for roads in the urban areas (traffic calming, pedestrain traffic, bycicle traffic, stationary traffic) in practical projects
  • to apply road traffic management methods in road planning
  • To select the types of road drainage for the respective applications and to design the required elements

Subject of course

  1. Legal background and EIA procedures
  2. Environmental protection on roads (noise, pollutants, birds, amphibians and wild animals)
  3. Planning and design principles (parameters, efficiency, road network design, assessment of traffic flow)
  4. Alignment and geometric road design (design elements, junctions, highways, urban areas, non motorized traffic)
  5. Road traffic management (guidance systems, pavement marking, construction sites)
  6. Road drainage (planning principles, elements, dimensioning, design and implementation)

Teaching methods

Lecturing including image and video material

planned in presence, If the epidemiological situation makes it necessary, the lecture might be switched to online mode.

Mode of examination




Course dates

13:00 - 18:0027.11.2023 - 28.11.2023Seminarraum AA 03 - 1 230.041 Straßenplanung und Umweltschutz
Fri12:00 - 14:0001.12.2023Seminarraum AA 03 - 1 230.041 Straßenplanung und Umweltschutz
Mon11:00 - 13:0011.12.2023Seminarraum AA 03 - 1 230.041 Straßenplanung und Umweltschutz
Wed09:00 - 12:0013.12.2023Seminarraum AA 03 - 1 230.041 Straßenplanung und Umweltschutz
Road Design and Environmental Protection - Single appointments
Mon27.11.202313:00 - 18:00Seminarraum AA 03 - 1 230.041 Straßenplanung und Umweltschutz
Tue28.11.202313:00 - 18:00Seminarraum AA 03 - 1 230.041 Straßenplanung und Umweltschutz
Fri01.12.202312:00 - 14:00Seminarraum AA 03 - 1 230.041 Straßenplanung und Umweltschutz
Mon11.12.202311:00 - 13:00Seminarraum AA 03 - 1 230.041 Straßenplanung und Umweltschutz
Wed13.12.202309:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AA 03 - 1 230.041 Straßenplanung und Umweltschutz
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

The exam will be held in written form online or in presence.

A detailled how-to for the exam can be found here: https://owncloud.tuwien.ac.at/index.php/s/AiAXshANGl8xbfG

What do you need: A notebook (no further screen), webcam, internet access, some sheets of white paper A4, well readable pens for writing and drawing, calculator (non programmable, no smartphone), student ID card, possibility to scan (scanner, smartphone with suitable software), printer or second device/webcm

The exam is carried out via TUWEL/Zoom. A link to the zoom meeting will be sent out to the candidates in due time before the exam. Please be online 10 min prior to the start of the exam. Prepare your work space as follows: Notebook + Webcam, some sheets of white paper A4, pens, calculator, student ID card. If you use a smartphone for scanning, it can be on your work space but unless you use it for scanning at the end of the exam, the screen must face down. The Notebook and webcam must be a certain distance apart, so that it shows an overview of your work space and the room. Try the setup out before the exam.

Your webcam is actived and your microphone is deactived during the entire exam. When the exam starts you can download the exam via TUWEL as a pdf. Print out the exam. If you do not have a printer, use a second device with a screen to read the questions and tasks. For the calculation task a formulary is given with the exam in the pdf. The calculator is only needed for this calculation task.

Please make sure you have your student ID ready for checking your identity and scanning it on the first page of your exam.

To answer the questions, only use the sheets of paper in front of you. Write your name, student ID and page numbering on each sheet.

The end of the exam time will be announced a couple of minutes by the supervisor. When the exam time ends, please put your pen aside. Now, you have 15 minutes, to scan your exam. If you use your smartphone to scan, convert to pdf etc., please make sure you know how to handle a suitable software before the exam. Upload your exam as a pdf (1 file) on TUWEL. During this time, your webcam is still active.

The exam will be recorded.

The supervisor can ask you to share your screen or turn your webcam at any time.

(duration: 1.5h + time for scanning and uploading)


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Tue09:00 - 12:0012.11.2024Seminar room 2 written29.09.2024 08:00 - 05.11.2024 08:00TISSschriftliche Prüfung
Tue09:00 - 12:0017.12.2024Seminar room 2 written29.09.2024 08:00 - 03.12.2024 08:00TISSschriftliche Prüfung
Tue09:00 - 12:0021.01.2025Seminar room 2 written29.09.2024 08:00 - 07.01.2025 08:00TISSschriftliche Prüfung
Tue09:00 - 12:0004.03.2025Seminar room 2 written29.09.2024 08:00 - 25.02.2025 08:00TISSschriftliche Prüfung
Tue09:00 - 12:0006.05.2025Seminar room 2 written29.09.2024 08:00 - 01.04.2025 08:00TISSschriftliche Prüfung
Tue09:00 - 12:0024.06.2025Seminar room 2 written29.09.2024 08:00 - 06.05.2025 08:00TISSschriftliche Prüfung

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
30.07.2023 15:00 14.11.2023 15:00 12.11.2023 20:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 505 Civil Engineering Science Mandatory elective


an electronic script will be available for download

Previous knowledge

LVA 230.032 Road engineering (recommended)

Preceding courses

Accompanying courses