BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Nuclear

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2020
  • Duration
    3-5 years
  • Awarding Body
    University of the West of England
  • Cost
  • Centre Location
    National College for Nuclear
  • Course Description

    This Degree in Mechanical Engineering with Nuclear (BEng) provides a higher education engineering experience. The course has been designed to provide a combination of extensive practical work supported by academic studies with a unique experience within the National College for Nuclear Southern Hub.

    The aim of the programme is to provide work ready technicians and engineers with the relevant skills, knowledge and behaviours to work within a highly technical environment.


    • Nuclear Science (With radiochemistry, design, materials, CAD)
    • Stress and Dynamics (inc Maths and Matlab)
    • Thermodynamics, Fluids and Energy (inc Maths and Matlab )
    • Electromechanical Engineering (inc Maths and Matlab )
    • Heat Transfer, Power & Environment
    • Design and Electromechanical Systems
    • Electromechanical Systems Analysis
    • Project Control for Advance Nuclear Science Applications
    • Stress Analysis & Mechanics of Materials & Computational (FEA)
    • Thermofluid systems & Computational Methods (CFD)
    • Nuclear Reactor and Fuel Technology (Distance Learning)
    • Final Year Nuclear Project Dissertation (Distance Learning)

    Inquiry-led constructive learning and technology-based assessment
    Nuclear behavioural culture, safety and security
    Employer-focused contextual content
    Practical engineering workshop / lab practice and skills

  • Career Progression

    Successful completion of this course will typically provide progression opportunities into the energy sector.
  • Entry Requirements

    You will require a minimum of 102 UCAS tariff points from a full Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area and at least four GCSEs at grades A* - C or Grade 4 including Maths and English. BTEC Level 3 Further Mathematics is required for applicants holding a BTEC Level 3 Diploma.