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Advanced Concrete Technology

University of Leeds

24 months
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This part-time, distance learning Advanced Concrete Technology course from University of Leeds aims to develop the next generation of senior construction professionals working in design of concrete mixes, concrete production and construction.


It’s designed to provide you with advanced, in-depth knowledge of both the theory and practical application of concrete technology to prepare you for a variety of senior roles.

You’ll gain academic and industrial expertise using a range of online resources that give you the flexibility to study around your work and personal lives. From health and safety and quality control to mixture proportioning, repair and maintenance and life cycle analysis, you’ll develop an understanding of a wide range of issues that affect professionals in the concrete industry today.

The Postgraduate Diploma is a part-time course run over 24 months. You can also study for an MSc qualification over 36 months, which means you’ll study the same content and complete an additional research project.

Career opportunities

It is expected that the majority of students on the course will already be working within the concrete industry and looking to progress their career within their chosen field.

If you have no industrial experience, this course will provide an excellent route to a career within the concrete industry as you learn industrial practices through group projects involving participants from industry.

During your Advanced Concrete Technology course from University of Leeds you will have the opportunity to get to know people from the concrete industry through their association with tutors from the industry who will be part of the course delivery team.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Constituent Materials of Concrete
  • Cement and Concrete Properties
  • Testing, Quality Assurance, Repair and Maintenance of Concrete Structures
  • Concrete Production, Processes, Applications and Construction Practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in civil engineering or a related discipline.
  • We may also consider applications from candidates without a degree but with at least 5 years’ experience at senior managerial level in concrete plant and concrete constructions. This will need to be independently verifiable.
  • If you have passed the Institute of Concrete Technology exam stages 1-3, you’ll be eligible for approved prior learning which would allow you to be admitted to the PGDip or MSc (Eng).

Tuition Fee


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