This course prepares students to competently test and select construction materials for a range of projects, including bridges, roads, tunnels, and commercial and domestic structures. Students will become familiar with the attributes of conventional and emerging materials. They will also study the relevant industry standards, and the necessary quality controls across construction applications.
The civil construction sector is responsible for all infrastructure and building projects and therefore plays an important role in global economies. To reduce the environmental impacts of these projects the use of eco-friendly construction materials and practices are becoming increasingly important.
Materials testing is a vital aspect of sustainable construction practices; it helps to ensure that construction projects use materials that are environmentally responsible, energy-efficient, and long-lasting. Furthermore, to conserve natural resources and reduce waste, it helps in the identification of materials that can be recycled or reused.
This course investigates the properties of construction materials, it considers the principles which underpin a range of construction projects, and looks at the associated technical documentation. On completion of the course a graduate will have the capacity to compare materials and practices for sustainability and for the optimal development of buildings and infrastructure.
The delivery methodology — live and interactive webinars with the use of state-of-the-art technologies (including remote and virtual laboratories and simulation software) — ensure you graduate with cutting-edge skills that are valued by employers around the world.
|Unit code||Unit title||Duration|
|DCMCMT601||Apply construction materials testing fundamentals||2 Weeks|
|MSL924004||Use laboratory application software||2 Weeks|
|DCMCEP603||Apply basic principles in civil engineering projects||2 Weeks|
|DCSBME604||Use basic mathematics in engineering||6 Weeks|
|DCSCON605||Use basic construction in engineering||3 Weeks|
|DCSPHY606||Use physics in engineering||3 Weeks|
|DCSSTA607||Use statics in engineering||4 Weeks|
|DCSMAT608||Use materials in engineering||2 Weeks|
|DCSOEE609||Operate in an engineering environment||2 Weeks|
|DCSMTH610||Use mathematics in engineering||4 Weeks|
|DCMBST611||Interpret basic soil testing||3 Weeks|
|DCMSST612||Use soil stabilisation techniques||3 Weeks|
|DCSBFE613||Use basic fluids in engineering||3 Weeks|
|DCMCTP614||Interpret basic concrete tests||3 Weeks|
|DCSSOM615||Use strength of materials in engineering||4 Weeks|
|DCMCAT616||Interpret basic aggregate tests||2 Weeks|
|DCMQAM617||Assure quality assurance in materials testing||2 Weeks|
|DCSENV618||Use basic environmental concepts in engineering||2 Weeks|
|DCSBSA619||Use basic structural analysis in engineering||2 Weeks|
|DCMSTP620||Determine basic steel properties, applications and tests||3 Weeks|
|DCMPRM621||Apply principles of rock mechanics||3 Weeks|
|DCMTTP622||Interpret basic timber tests||3 Weeks|
|DCSSOL623||Use soils in engineering||3 Weeks|
|DCSFLE624||Use fluids in engineering||2 Weeks|
|DCMBBT625||Interpret basic bitumen tests||3 Weeks|
|DCMBAT626||Interpret basic asphalt tests||3 Weeks|
|DCMPTE627||Assess pavement technologies and design criteria||3 Weeks|
|DPEFPE619||Apply the fundamentals of professional engineering||4 Weeks|
|DCMAME629||Use asset management in engineering||3 Weeks|
|DCMIST630||Interpret in-situ quality tests for soils, concrete and asphalt||4 Weeks|
|DCMPCM631||Determine pavement condition and plan maintenance||4 Weeks|
|DCMCCM632||Determine concrete condition and durability standards||4 Weeks|
Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Civil and Structural Engineering (Materials Testing) will have the capacity to:
Student applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and the following minimum entry requirements are to be strictly adhered to:
This qualification is officially accredited within the Australian Qualifications Framework by the Training Accreditation Council (TAC), and EIT is approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) for delivery by EIT in all Australian states. EIT delivers this program to students worldwide.
Find out more about country-specific accreditation and professional recognition.
This course is classified as Level 6 under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
You are expected to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week learning the program material and completing assessments. This includes attending weekly webinars that run for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This program is run online on a part-time basis and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take 24 months to complete.
We understand that sometimes work commitments and personal circumstances can get in the way of your studies, so if at any point you feel that you are struggling with the pace of the course or finding a particular unit challenging, you are encouraged to contact your designated learning support officer for assistance.
Registrations are open for our upcoming intakes. Please ensure you book your place at least one week before the start date of the program.
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