Civil Engineering Materials

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Civil Engineering Materials

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Engineering Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This module starts with an overview of the world of materials and materials selection, followed by an analysis of why and how concrete is used in construction and the fundamental knowledge of soils and structural steels. The constituent materials used in concrete (cement, sustainable cementitious materials, aggregate, and admixtures) are studied with emphasis on their influence on the microstructure of concrete. The focus is then on the fresh properties and mechanical performances, behaviour of concrete under different types of loadings and temperatures, and durability. The module also introduces structural steel and steel corrosions. And it will end up with introduction of soil concepts and materials which will provide a basis for soil mechanics. The module is taught as a series of lectures and embedded informal tutorials. This unit prepares you for the further study in analysis, design, and maintenance of concrete structures. It also equips you with basis for steel structures and soil mechanics.

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