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CIV3906 Civil Materials Practice

Units : 0
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Engineering
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Pass/Not Pass
Version produced : 16 May 2022


Pre-requisite: MEC1201 and ENG1901 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: ADCN or BCON or BCNH


Civil engineering personnel work with a range of materials. Some of these materials occur naturally, such as timber, soil and water, and may be used in their natural state. Others occur naturally but must be physically altered by man to produce useful commodities, and examples of these are rubber, aggregate and bitumen. Still others, such as cement and fibre composite material, are produced by chemical and industrial processes and are such that their parent constituents are unrecognisable. It is necessary for the civil engineer to have a detailed understanding of the range of materials available, how materials may be characterised in a way that provides quantifiable material properties that are used in engineering design and construction, how materials are tested to establish their characteristics, and the limitations of these tests. It is also necessary for the civil engineer to be able to present test data in a way that is understood by other professionals, and to be able to interpret test data.

This course will involve the student in an investigation of the range of materials commonly used in civil engineering. The characterisation of materials and the need for material parameters for design will be considered. The student will test a range of materials in the laboratory to establish material properties. Presentation and interpretation of test results will also form an important part of the course.

This course contains a mandatory residential school for external students and mandatory on-campus laboratories or practical classes for on-campus students.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 3, 2022 External
Date printed 16 May 2022