Department of Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Laboratory III - CE320

Credits : 1

Prerequisites : CE219, CE319

Compulsory/Optional : Compulsory

To identify the tests required for civil engineering design/ construction and perform the required tests and analyze their results for quality control purposes or to obtain material parameters for design.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, the students should be able to;

  1. Select material parameters required for a given civil engineering design and choose the required tests to obtain them.
  2. Perform laboratory tests in civil engineering using standards and to analyze the results to obtain material parameters.
  3. Demonstrate the principles of optimum design by testing the model engineering component constructed according to specifications.
  4. Work effectively as a member of a team to accomplish a given task.
Course content/Course description
    Application of laboratory tests and experimental procedures in the solution of engineering problems
Recommended Texts
  1. Head KH, 1994, Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing, Vol.1,2,3,3rd edn, John Wiley & Sons.
Time Allocation Hours
Lectures -
Tutorials -
Practical 30
Assignments -
Assessment Percentage Marks
Coursework 60
Mid Semester Examination -
End-semester 40

Department of Civil Engineering