Department of Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Laboratory I - CE219

Credits : 1

Prerequisites :CE201, CE202

Compulsory/Optional : Compulsory

To give understanding of engineering principles through experimentation and to develop the ability to perform tests used in civil engineering using standards.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, the students should be able to;

  1. Perform tests in civil engineering and relate underlying engineering principles involved.
  2. Perform laboratory tests in civil engineering using standards in practice and to interpret the results.
  3. Write a report on the findings of experiments.
  4. Work effectively as a member of a team to accomplish a given task.
Course content/Course description
Development of experimental skills; Use of experimental procedures in material testing and in mechanics of fluids, performance of standard tests used in civil engineering and interpretation of their results
Recommended Texts
  1. Gere, JM and Timoshenko, SP 1997, Mechanics of Materials, 4th edn, PWS Publishing Company, Boston.
  2. Ashby, MF & Jones, DRH 1998, Engineering Materials 2, 2nd edn, Butterworth Heinemann.
  3. Douglas, JF, Gasiorek, J, Swaffield, J & Jack, L 1992, Fluid Mechanics, Pearson Education Ltd, England.
Time Allocation Hours
Lectures -
Tutorials -
Practical 30
Assignments -
Assessment Percentage Marks
Coursework 60
Mid Semester Examination -
End-semester 40

Department of Civil Engineering