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Engineering with Nuclear BEng (Hons)

Course Overview

The multi award-winning National College for Nuclear @BTC has truly dedicated state-of-the-art facilities including a 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, AWE, Cavendish Nuclear and Magnox ensures the training and education provides a world-class experience that develops the skills needed in this high profile, technical and demanding sector. These partnerships allow you to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with behavioural and personal skills, required for your future career. These are acquired through a mix of learning in the workplace, learning through the National College for Nuclear and the opportunity to practise and embed new skills in a real-world context.

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

Mathematics is embedded throughout, rather than taught as a separate module. A total of 12 modules will be taught from the following 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.

Apply for Engineering with Nuclear BEng (Hons) via UCAS

Course Overview

Course Overview

The multi award-winning National College for Nuclear @BTC has truly dedicated state-of-the-art facilities including a 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, AWE, Cavendish Nuclear and Magnox ensures the training and education provides a world-class experience that develops the skills needed in this high profile, technical and demanding sector. These partnerships allow you to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with behavioural and personal skills, required for your future career. These are acquired through a mix of learning in the workplace, learning through the National College for Nuclear and the opportunity to practise and embed new skills in a real-world context.

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

Mathematics is embedded throughout, rather than taught as a separate module. A total of 12 modules will be taught from the following 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.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

This course is delivered on a modular block basis, completing 4 modules per year (if full-time) of 5 weeks each, following a typical academic year. There may be opportunities for residential trips during the course, which will require separate payment of fees. You are assessed on your knowledge and skills on an ongoing 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.

Entry Requirements

Typically entrants will possess: A minimum of 102 UCAS points from a full Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area, such as maths, science or engineering Grade C or equivalent in maths at Level 3 (A Level, BTEC or equivalent) At least five GCSEs at 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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