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Building Materials and Composites

A Journey of Discovery: Building Materials and Composites Course


IIT Kharagpur and NPTEL

About the Course

Building Materials and Composites course will go on for eight weeks. It is designed for students studying architecture. Moreover, this core course is offered at the undergraduate level and comes under the architecture and planning construction materials technology. Also, this programme is for beginners.Candidates will get to study the different kinds of materials used in building construction, such as clay, stone, and steel, as well as walling and flooring systems. The Building Materials and Composites programme by Swayam will also cover the use of nanotechnology in this field and its applications.You can start your architectural journey by obtaining a certificate in Building Materials and Composites online course and become well-acquainted with the foundational subjects of the field. The course will be led by Dr. Sumana Gupta, who is employed as an associate professor in the Department of Architecture and Regional Planning, at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

1.What You Will Learn?
2.Who Should Go For It?
3.Points to Note

You will be learning about the entire course in depth.

Clay products and alternatives like Fly-ash, CEB, CSEB
Stone, stone tiles stone dust blocks Wood and engineered wood Glass and glazing systems, ceramic tiles, vitrified tiles, insulation Fine aggregate, Coarse aggregate, Cement, Concrete
Precast items – flooring, roofing, walling system, HBC, AAB
Ferrous and non-ferrous metals
Bitumen as damp proofing materials, Paints
Plastics, Composites, nanotechnology applications

The course is open to anyone interested in learning about architecture. Architects engineers and other professionals can also op for the course,

It is designed for a diverse audience, including professionals, students, and enthusiasts in various fields related to heritage conservation.
The course covers both theoretical concepts and practical applications through case studies and examples.
Assignments and an exam are part of the course evaluation process.
The final score is calculated based on a combination of the exam score (75%) and the average of the best 6 out of 8 assignments (25%).


Field of Study:Building Materials and Composites
Type:Free Course
Duration:8 weeks
Mode of Learning:Online
Average Salary Offered:The average salary offered in this field ranges from ₹ 3.4 LPA to ₹ 15 LPA depending upon your skills, experience, and level of knowledge.
Employment Roles:
  • Builder
  • Civil Engineer
  • Architect
  • Construction Manager