Certification in Precast Concrete

Resilient Precast Concrete Undergraduate Certificate

Students can get an official UMD certificate via the Resilient Precast in the Engineering Curriculum (RPEC) Program. This certificate denotes expertise in resilient precast concrete and is funded by the PCI Foundation.

Precast concrete structures are durable and especially resilient. This multidisciplinary program combines traditional concrete engineering skills with cutting-edge knowledge related to resiliency and business management.

Program Learning Outcomes

Hands-on precast teaching demo
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles that guide design of precast concrete structures
  2. Identify organization and management issues related to precast concrete and resiliency
  3. Apply resiliency-based values to engineering decision-making

Industry Partnership

Students in the program will collaborate directly with Molin Concrete Products, a national leader in this field. They will be exposed to precast concrete during an introductory reinforced concrete course and refine their knowledge in more advanced courses, through participation in a Big Beam competition, and as part of a senior design capstone project.

Molin Concrete will provide tours of their production facilities and job sites to connect classroom experiences to reality for our students.

RPEC Certification also includes a business organizational management class and completing a resiliency-based capstone project that will benefit the community.


Fall or Spring Semester:

  • CE 4126 - Design of Concrete Structures (3 credits)
  • CE 4255 - Senior Design - Structures Focus (4 credits)

Fall Semester:

  • CE 4128/5128 - Prestressed Concrete Structures (3 credits)

Spring Semester:

  • BUS 2400 - Fundamentals of Organizational Management (2 credits)*
  • CE 4100 - Management in Precast Concrete (1 credit)*

* These two courses combine to count as a 3-credit Technical or CE Elective. A sample RPEC undergraduate course plan is available to help incorporate these courses into your degree program.

How do I start? At the One Stop Certificate Program website.