The principal aim of the course is to present a physical significance to the analytical material covered in the Mechanics of Materials and Engineering Materials courses taken prior or concurrently and to familiarize the students with realistic testing techniques and laboratory practices. The students will be expected to undertake directed reading and make use of computer-aided learning tools. Students are required to use appropriate equipment for laboratory testing, and learn to liaise and work together effectively.

laboratory safety, water sampling, water quality measurements, coagulation tests, aeration test.