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Engineering with Nuclear BEng (Hons)

Course Overview

This course is suitable for students who have completed a relevant Level 3 qualification (A Level, BTEC or equivalent), and are looking to progress in the nuclear sector, or have a passion for applied engineering.

There are 4 modules taught per year (full-time), covering a range of mechanical, electrical and control engineering, alongside nuclear specific modules. These will be taught in seminar-style classroom and workshop settings, in a mix of face-to-face and online study.

Mathematics is embedded in throughout, rather than taught as a separate module. The full list of modules is shown below, and a total of 12 modules will be taught from the list, depending on which degree pathway discipline is chosen.

  • Module 1: Nuclear Science, Materials, and Design
  • Module 2: Solid Mechanics
  • Module 3 Thermofluidic Dynamics
  • Module 4: Electromechanical Systems Engineering
  • Module 5: Electrical Supply and Machines
  • Module 6: Heat Transfer and Power
  • Module 7: Electromechanical Systems and Design
  • Module 8: Electromechanical Systems Analysis
  • Module 9: Advanced Nuclear Science and Project Management
  • Module 10: Electronic Systems
  • Module 11: Electronic Control Systems Design
  • Module 12: Stress, Materials and FEA
  • Module 13: Thermofluid Systems and CFD
  • Module 14: Industrial Nuclear Science and Technology
  • Module 15: Nuclear Project Dissertation

What makes this course special?

The multi award-winning National College for Nuclear at Bridgwater & Taunton College has truly dedicated state-of-the-art facilities including reactor simulator, and virtual reality training environment and will provide tomorrow’s engineers with high-tech, specialist training to support the nuclear industry.

Working with our industrial partners such as EDF Energy ensures the training and education provides a unique world class experience that develops the skills needed in this high profile, technical and demanding sector. They allow students to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with behavioural and personal skills, required for their future career. These are acquired through a mix of learning in the workplace, learning through the National College for Nuclear formal and the opportunity to practise and embed new skills in a real-world context.

The National College for Nuclear (NCfN) vision is to create a world-class nuclear curriculum that meets the current and future demands of industry and learners, and offers:

  • A world class “higher level vocational pathway” for the UK nuclear industry
  • A nuclear curriculum with progression routes to jobs in the nuclear sector
  • Nuclear-specific qualifications and training that meet the needs of employers, including the Defence sector
  • The highest standards from accredited and fully validated providers and courses
  • Support for the UK’s nuclear industrial strategy through addressing key skills gaps
  • A reputation for innovation and outstanding quality
  • International recognition for nuclear vocational training
  • Collaborative partnerships with best in class Nuclear HEIs to develop and deliver higher vocational training content
  • A unique task- and project-led curriculum to emit and draw knowledge and core competencies together at the point of work, equipping learners with ready skills and a core set of behaviours that allow them to enter their careers more rapidly

Work placements

There may be work placement opportunities available with nuclear sector employers.

Additional information

This course is delivered on a modular block basis, completing 4 modules per year (if full-time), of 5 weeks each, from September-May, following a typical academic year. For each module there will be 72 hours of taught delivery and the expected self-study is 228 hours (300 hours total learning time per module).

There may be opportunities for residential trips during the course, which will require separate payment of fees.

Apply for Engineering with Nuclear BEng (Hons) via UCAS

Course Overview

Course Overview

This course is suitable for students who have completed a relevant Level 3 qualification (A Level, BTEC or equivalent), and are looking to progress in the nuclear sector, or have a passion for applied engineering.

There are 4 modules taught per year (full-time), covering a range of mechanical, electrical and control engineering, alongside nuclear specific modules. These will be taught in seminar-style classroom and workshop settings, in a mix of face-to-face and online study.

Mathematics is embedded in throughout, rather than taught as a separate module. The full list of modules is shown below, and a total of 12 modules will be taught from the list, depending on which degree pathway discipline is chosen.

  • Module 1: Nuclear Science, Materials, and Design
  • Module 2: Solid Mechanics
  • Module 3 Thermofluidic Dynamics
  • Module 4: Electromechanical Systems Engineering
  • Module 5: Electrical Supply and Machines
  • Module 6: Heat Transfer and Power
  • Module 7: Electromechanical Systems and Design
  • Module 8: Electromechanical Systems Analysis
  • Module 9: Advanced Nuclear Science and Project Management
  • Module 10: Electronic Systems
  • Module 11: Electronic Control Systems Design
  • Module 12: Stress, Materials and FEA
  • Module 13: Thermofluid Systems and CFD
  • Module 14: Industrial Nuclear Science and Technology
  • Module 15: Nuclear Project Dissertation

What makes this course special?

The multi award-winning National College for Nuclear at Bridgwater & Taunton College has truly dedicated state-of-the-art facilities including reactor simulator, and virtual reality training environment and will provide tomorrow’s engineers with high-tech, specialist training to support the nuclear industry.

Working with our industrial partners such as EDF Energy ensures the training and education provides a unique world class experience that develops the skills needed in this high profile, technical and demanding sector. They allow students to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with behavioural and personal skills, required for their future career. These are acquired through a mix of learning in the workplace, learning through the National College for Nuclear formal and the opportunity to practise and embed new skills in a real-world context.

The National College for Nuclear (NCfN) vision is to create a world-class nuclear curriculum that meets the current and future demands of industry and learners, and offers:

  • A world class “higher level vocational pathway” for the UK nuclear industry
  • A nuclear curriculum with progression routes to jobs in the nuclear sector
  • Nuclear-specific qualifications and training that meet the needs of employers, including the Defence sector
  • The highest standards from accredited and fully validated providers and courses
  • Support for the UK’s nuclear industrial strategy through addressing key skills gaps
  • A reputation for innovation and outstanding quality
  • International recognition for nuclear vocational training
  • Collaborative partnerships with best in class Nuclear HEIs to develop and deliver higher vocational training content
  • A unique task- and project-led curriculum to emit and draw knowledge and core competencies together at the point of work, equipping learners with ready skills and a core set of behaviours that allow them to enter their careers more rapidly

Work placements

There may be work placement opportunities available with nuclear sector employers.

Additional information

This course is delivered on a modular block basis, completing 4 modules per year (if full-time), of 5 weeks each, from September-May, following a typical academic year. For each module there will be 72 hours of taught delivery and the expected self-study is 228 hours (300 hours total learning time per module).

There may be opportunities for residential trips during the course, which will require separate payment of fees.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

You are assessed on your knowledge and skills on an on-going basis and will have to demonstrate that you can meet the required standards throughout your degree. There will be a mixture of coursework, projects, vivas and exams.

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

This Degree programme is designed to maximise employment opportunities within the nuclear (or broader engineering) sector. It may also be used for progression onto a Masters course. The degree is accredited with the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol.

Entry Requirements

Typically entrants will possess:

  • Minimum 102 UCAS tariff points from a full Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area (such as mathematics, science, engineering)
  • Minimum Grade C or equivalent in mathematics at Level 3 (A Level / BTEC or equivalent)
  • At least five GCSEs at grades A* – C (Grade 5 or above) including Maths and English.

Fees

The course fee is £7800.00* per year of study.

For more information regarding course fees, please read our 'Fees and Funding' page.

*Fees are subject to review annually. The fees for existing students may be increased annually in line with the Retail Price Index.

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