The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

CIVE 3440 Civil Engineering Materials

Introduction to scientific concepts of civil engineering materials; physical, mechanical, surface, fracture, and rheological properties of civil & construction engineering materials; proportioning of concrete mixtures including admixtures; origin, production, specifications and tests of bituminous materials and paving mixtures used in construction and maintenance of roads and pavements. Materials tested include: aggregates, Portland cement concrete, bituminous materials, wood, and masonry units. Students will perform laboratory testing using related ASTM/AASHTO test specifications.




Minimum grade of 'C' in CIVE 1101 and [CHEM 1309/1109].

Schedule Type


Grading Basis

Standard Letter (A-F)

Administrative Unit

Dept of Civil Engineering