The department provides courses in the area of transportation engineering, design, construction, reconstruction and maintenance of roads, motorways, urban roads and airports. In all the mentioned spheres, theoretical instruction is supplemented by laboratory and field work.
Special emphasis in instruction is put on the minimization of the impact of transportation structures and technologies on the environment. The latest trends and technologies directly linked to practical applications are presented in all areas.
The research activities of the department are focused on new types of constructions and technologies applied in the respective fields and on building materials used for road and airport structures. A top-priority issue is the optimization and design of road pavement constructions. Simultaneously, research is oriented towards the optimization of road pavement management and the development of transportation engineering theory focused on topical issues of traffic accident rates and traffic capacities on local roads.