Single-Course Danish 20 ECTS

Civil Infrastructure Engineering

Overall Course Objectives

The requirements for our cities change over time; This also applies to roads and paths, drainage and water supply. They must be renovated so that they meet today’s and tomorrow’s requirements for road safety, accessibility and climate protection. In this course you will learn to analyze, plan and project good, up-to-date road and supply systems.

The course aims to enable the students to plan, design and renovate municipal facilities, based on municipal planning, traffic conditions, and supply conditions.

Students will
– acquire basic knowledge of modern municipal infrastructure: traffic, roads, water and sewage systems,
– acquire basic skills in the design of road and transport facilities, as well as water and sewage systems,
– acquire skills to develop projects to improve existing infrastructure
– acquire basic knowledge of geotechnical conditions,
– acquire skills in the design of minor civil structures,
– acquire basic practical skills in technical surveying,
– be able to apply the industry’s digital forms of communication with emphasis on GIS, Geographic Information Systems,
– and acquire tools to constructively engage in and contribute to group collaboration.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe and analyze a project organization for an infrastructure project.
  • Identify and locate traffic problems
  • Develop and assess the implications of solutions to traffic problems.
  • Design roads in urban areas.
  • Plan and design distinct systems for water supply.
  • Plan and design distinct facilities for drainage, including renovation of drainage systems.
  • Know and apply the basic theory of forces and pressures in stagnant water and for pipe and channel flow
  • Analyze geological conditions, perform basic geotechnical calculations and plan and interpret typical geotechnical studies.
  • Design minor civil structures such as retaining walls.
  • Develop schedule and economic estimate for the design and construction
  • Communicate and argue for the assignment in writing and orally, with focus on digital tools such as GIS, Geographic Information Systems.
  • Explain team cooperation and development, and reflect on the use of personal and interpersonal skills.

Course Content

The course is organized based on the FRI and Danish Association of Architectural Firms’ Description of Services for Civil Works and Planning.

Planning and process management
– project organization in general
– Scheduling in general
– description in general

Climate, water and environmental engineering
– Catchments and runoff
– Rainfall and climate change
– Dimensioning of detention basins and sewers
– Nature Based Solutionsn

– Hydrostatic pressure
– Flow in pipes
– Flow in open channels
– Water use and variation
– Water supply systems

Transport and roads
– Traffic Planning and Spatial Planning
– Road Safety
– Traffic Engineering
– Highway Design

Geotechnics and engineering structures
– Tension in soil
– Currents in soil and hydraulic failure
– Settlements in soil
– Vane test and soil strength
– Interpretation of geoprofiles

– Geographical Information Systems
– Surveying

The detailed content description appears in the course booklet.

Recommended prerequisites

Teaching Method

Project organized training on a case with theory presentations, problem solving, group work, practical exercises and presentations



Research Groups: Produktion, transport og planlægning
Building and Civil Engineering: 2nd semester
Umbrella Course 2nd semester
The course includes practical exercises where attendance is compulsory.

Digital tools: QGIS, SCALCO Live, The Water Pollution Committee: SUDS calculations, MicroStation, MS Project, Sigma

See course in the course database.





13 weeks


Engineering Technology


DTU Ballerup Campus

Course code 62328
Course type Graduate Engineer

30.000,00 DKK