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Introduction to engineering materials. Materials science. Metals, granular materials, asphalt, concrete, masonry, timber, plastics/ceramics. Sustainability issues and material selection.
This course provides an introduction to the fundamental nature of civil engineering materials, including: composition, physical properties, the relationship between microstructure characteristics and macrostructure performance, their manufacture and utilization.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Subject to approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry
Mamlouk, M and Zaniewski, J;
Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers;
This course will provide students with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of engineering materials through a combination of; lectures, where concepts are introduced; tutorials for application of concepts through various problems and exercises; and finally a laboratory to demonstrate the performance of real materials.
Domestic fee $777.00
International fee $4,375.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.