University of Derby launches Diploma in Road Surface Treatments
The diploma course is the first university level academic qualification for the road surface treatments industry.
Due to start in October, the nine month course has been developed jointly by the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) and the Institute of Asphalt Technology (IAT).
The course is made up of three modules, which are released in stages throughout the nine months:
This module looks at the various paving materials that can be used, including detailed coverage of the design, manufacture and application of bituminous mixtures, environmental management and health and safety awareness.
Treating surfaces and maintaining pavements
This module focuses on the materials and binders that can be used to treat road surfaces, including the preparation, application and service life of these. You’ll also learn about assessing the condition of the road surface and applicable codes of practice.
This module will give you an operational overview of the management of contracts in relation to pavement and road surfacing. From tendering and formation of contracts through to completion and review of contracts, this module will give you a good understanding of the contracting process in the industry.
The course will be delivered online through distance learning, with all learning materials delivered through the University’s learning platform, where you will also get support from your tutor online and by phone.
Your work will be assessed through five assignments, which are spaced throughout the study period. There is a final examination at the end of the course.
The course aims to provide the graduate with a detailed knowledge of road surfacing and related activities.
Application is via direct contact with the University of Derby, email: email@example.com or telephone: 0800 678 3311.