Civil Materials Practice

Course code CIV3906

It is necessary for the civil engineering to have a detailed understanding of the range of materials they may work with.  This understanding includes how the materials may be quantifiably tested and characterised so that the data is presented and interpreted in a manner that can be understood by other professionals.

This course will involve you 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.  You 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.

Travel to Australia

Attending a practice unit at the University of South Queensland (USQ) in Australia is a requirement of this course.

These units are held twice yearly in February and September. You can find out the dates for practice units relating to this course by clicking on this link for USQ: 

Once you have decided on the practice unit you would like to attend we recommend you email us at beng so we can arrange your placement with USQ on your behalf. Once we have confirmed your placement, we will notify you and then you can enrol in the course via our website.


How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.

Co-requisite courses

This course must be studied at the same time as CIV2403 Geology and Geomechanics and CIV2605 Construction Engineering.