This course is focused on the skills needed to select construction materials suitable for different applications, such as buildings, bridges, roads, and tunnels among other civil construction projects. The course structure is unique and designed to equip students with knowledge of conventional and emerging construction materials, covering materials characterization, quality control and standards.
Worldwide, the civil construction sector plays an important role in the global economy via infrastructure and building projects. The construction engineering industry seeks qualified professionals capable to understand materials performance and its quality control commonly employed in civil engineering and construction (aggregate, steel, timber, bitumen, asphalt, and concrete).
This course aims to empower construction engineering professionals with the capability to combine skills from construction materials behaviour and application in infrastructure and building projects.
Eight threads run through the program to give you maximum, functional coverage in the field of civil and structural engineering. These threads comprise of environmental issues in civil and structural engineering, engineering technologies, laboratory and field-testing fundamentals, construction bases (soils, rock, fluids), construction materials (aggregate, steel, timber, bitumen, asphalt, concrete), pavement design and maintenance, quality assurance in materials testing, and engineering management.
|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 be able to:
Student applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and the following minimum entry requirements are to be strictly adhered to:
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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.
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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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