You'll study these modules:

Introduction to Concrete (20 credits)
You will cover sampling aggregates and concrete, properties of aggregates, specification and control of ready mixed concrete, concrete in construction and health and safety awareness.

Properties of Concrete (20 credits)
During this module you'll study cement, additions and admixtures, aggregates and test methods and the properties of fresh, hardening and hardened concrete. You'll also look at the durability of concrete, standards and specifications, self compacting concrete and environmental aspects.

Production, Use and Control of Concrete (20 credits)
You will study in detail concrete production, mix design and quality control, reinforced, pre-stressed and pre-cast concrete, formwork and falsework, floors, ground slabs and assessing and repairing concrete.

How you'll learn

You'll study online, and you'll have the opportunity to come to Derby for three one-day tutorials over the year. Here you'll work face to face with our specialist academic staff, all of whom have extensive experience within the industry. It's also an opportunity to meet colleagues in your sector - swapping ideas and sharing best practice.

Your course materials are in an interactive electronic format and are released to you throughout the year. You'll have full online access to our library and other learning resources.

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed by an interim examination as well as assignments.