SITizens Learning Credits


This module will provide students with knowledge of advanced mechanics of materials, including the principal stresses and strains in 2D and 3D state; failure criteria to judge the failure conditions and fundamental concept for fatigue and facture of metals. Several emerging materials suitable for civil engineering projects will also be introduced. In-depth knowledge will be provided for advanced fiber reinforced plastics and their application; high performance concrete, low embodied carbon concrete and steel fiber reinforced concrete; as well as high strength reinforcement bars and modern high performance structural steels. Students will learn the manufacturing technology, mechanical properties, applications and issues with those emerging materials.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  • Understand the principal stresses and strains in 2D and 3D state. Be able to apply the common failure criteria to judge the failure condition of various materials. Be able to assess the fatigue and fracture resistance of steel structures.
Fiber reinforced plastics
  • Understand the mechanical properties of fiber reinforced plastics in comparison to metals and be able to tailor the mechanics properties for stiffness and strength.
Concrete material
  • Understand the properties of concrete constituent materials, fresh and hardened concrete, high performance concrete, and steel fiber reinforced concrete.
  • Understand the concept of embodied carbon and cement replacement materials for sustainable construction.
High performance steel
  • Understand the manufacturing technologies and behaviour of modern high performance structural steels, steel-concrete compatibility and the effects of welding on the mechanical properties.

Who Should Attend

  • Civil Engineers, Site Engineers, Field Engineers, Project Engineers
  • Construction Managers

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

This course is SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) eligible. Please refer to the user guide how to register for courses utilising your SLC.

Find out more about SITizens Learning Credits (SLC).

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the course
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment (during course)

A Certificate of Attainment for each module will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of each respective module; and
  • Participants who pass the Continuous Assessment and final examination with with a GPA of 2.5 or more.


  • Candidate should possess a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the prerequisite knowledge for the course?

  • Students should be familiar with basic geotechnical engineering design methods and rules from Eurocodes.

Is any software required for the course?

  • Any analysis software used will be provided as part of the course.


Week  Activity Type Topics
1 Lecture Stress and strain analysis in 2D and 3D state
2 Lecture Failure Criteria 
3 Lecture Stress concentration, fatigue, and fracture mechanics 
4 Lecture Introduction to fiber reinforced plastics 
5 Lecture Fiber reinforced plastics properties in comparison to metals 
6 Lecture Mechanical tailoring of FRP properties for strength and stability 
7 - Break
8 Lecture Concrete constituent materials; properties of fresh concrete; hydration and microstructure formation of concrete 
9 Lecture Durability of concrete; embodied carbon; cement replacement materials for sustainable construction 
10 Lecture Evaluation of concrete structures; high performance concrete; steel fiber reinforced concrete 
11 Lecture Steel-concrete compatibility; high strength reinforcement bars for RC structures 
12 Lecture High performance structural steels; effects of welding; fatigue resistance 
13 Lecture Latest development of construction materials

Total course contact hours: 36 hours.


Full Fee
$3,573.78 (inclusive of GST)
SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Course Series

Modular Certification Courses - Civil Engineering

These modules are stackable towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering or can be taken individually as a single module as follows:


  • CVE6001 Structural Stability and Dynamics
  • CVE6002 Design of Steel and Composite Structures
  • CVE6003 Design of Tall Buildings*
  • CVE6004 Advanced Material Technology
  • CVE6005 Design of Reinforced and Precast Concrete Structures*
  • CVE6006 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
  • CVE6007 Shallow and Deep Foundation*
  • CVE6008 Numerical Modelling in Geotechnics*
  • CVE6009 Deep Excavation and Tunnelling*
  • CVE6010 Land Reclamation and Ground Improvement
*Modules subsidised by SkillsFuture Singapore.

Each module carries ECTS 6 credits. Candidates who pass any 4 modules (totalling 24 credits) with a CGPA of 2.5 or more will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering by SIT. Collectively, they can be taken as the Masters of Science in Civil Engineering.

SITizens Learning Credits

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Date 01 May 2023 (Mon) to
06 Aug 2023 (Sun)
Registration is Closed.

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