Courses Catalogue

Concrete Technology

COURSE CODE: DCE2101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

In this course, students are trained to acquire knowledge and skills of planning, selecting constituent concrete materials, mixing concrete, placing it, curing it and ensuring good field performance.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

To provide the required knowledge on materials, properties, mix design, types, strength and durability of concrete

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

Construct a concrete  structure, from a dam  to a runway, from a bridge to a high-rise  building

Design of the concrete mix;

Participate in bar bending Schedule development.

Design and analyse tests for concrete mixes for different uses.

 LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

Demonstrate an understanding of the properties of concrete.

Give an account of the manufacture of cements used in concrete.

Identify and classify aggregates suitable for making concrete.

Design and analyse tests for concrete mixes for different uses.

Produce detailed drawings of reinforced concrete elements.

Supervise the construction of concrete structures.