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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

CIVE5926M Deterioration and Maintenance of Concrete Structures (MSc)

15 creditsClass Size: 45

Module manager: Professor I G Richardson

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

Normally a good honours degree in Civil Engineering or cognate discipline

This module is not approved as an Elective


Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students should have acquired the following:
1. understanding of the most common forms of deterioration to which concrete structures are vulnerable;
2. knowledge of a range of investigative techniques that may be used to identify such forms of deterioration;
3. awareness of a range of remedial measures that may be used to combat such deterioration.


General introduction to concrete-constituent materials, microstructural features, transport properties. Corrosion principles and their application to steel in concrete. Diagnosis and remedial treatment of steel corrosion in reinforced concrete. Alkali-aggregate reaction - nature, identification and control. Forms of sulphate attack-indentification and treatment. Physical forms of degradation. Products and systems for repair and protection of concrete structures. Whole-life costing of repairs. Repair specification. Bills of quantities. On site supervision and quality control.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Case Study22.004.00
Private study hours116.50
Total Contact hours33.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Report1,000 word case study report20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)20.00

Coursework to be submitted 6 weeks after delivery of the module. Resit 100% online time-limited assessment.

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment2 hr 00 mins80.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)80.00

Resit 100% online time-limited assessment

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:19:57


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