City, University of London

Course Introduction

Who is it for?

This course is for students interested in the structural aspects of nuclear power plants and the broader field of nuclear energy.

Objectives:

In this programme, you will study how to design, evaluate, and analyse structural systems, with a special focus on Nuclear Power Plants. You will learn all the principles used for the design of buildings, bridges, special structures and in particular nuclear containment structures.

The emphasis on nuclear structures is a response to the skill shortage reported by employers working in this sector. The UK has recently committed to a long-term nuclear new-build programme that is forecast to generate more than 40,000 jobs, yet no specialised training is available in this area. The programme will therefore provide you with a degree that distinguishes you in the market.

The programme is offered on a one-year full-time or two-year part time basis to allow you maximum flexibility.

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree.

Career prospects:

This programme is for students interested in the structural aspects of nuclear power plants. Your career will take you to the broader field of nuclear energy. The types of roles we would expect our graduates to achieve are: an on-site engineer or as a design office engineer, building designing or constructing new plants or evaluating and maintaining existing plants or decommissioning plants at the end of their life cycle. You could also go to the research arena conducting innovative research in the area of nuclear science at research labs or in academia.

Start Date:

Part-time Duration: 24-28 months.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,250 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £19,000 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc £4,625 Home Fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc £9,500 Overseas Fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc £4,625 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have a minimum lower second class degree or equivalent overseas qualification in Civil, Mechanical or Nuclear Engineering or equivalent degree. If they do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to follow a Graduate Diploma pathway to the programme through one of our partners.
  • International entry requirements: Students should have a minimum lower second class degree or equivalent overseas qualification in Civil, Mechanical or Nuclear Engineering or equivalent degree. If they do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to follow a Graduate Diploma pathway to the programme through one of our partners. Students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is required: IELTS: 6.5 (including 6.5 in the writing category).