MSc Advanced Nuclear Engineering
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The MSc Advanced Nuclear Engineering is a one-year full-time taught masters hosted by the Department of Materials and run within the Centre for Nuclear Engineering (CNE).
This course empowers the next generation of talented engineers to enter and support growth and development of the global nuclear industry. We provide our students with the core skills required by a wide range of roles within the nuclear sector and enable them to provide creative solutions which are grounded with a firm technical understanding.
The course covers all major aspect of the nuclear industry, from the design and build of nuclear power stations and their operations through to decommissioning and final disposal. Within the course, we enable our students to be horizon scanners and discuss the next generation of fission and fusion concepts, as well as the role of nuclear power in the wider global energy landscape.
Studying at Imperial provides you with the opportunity to be at the heart of this development and build upon our expertise in teaching and research in this field, dating back to the 1950s.
The core and supplementary modules are taught by research leaders from within the Centre for Nuclear Engineering (CNE) and a hand-picked selection of industrial experts. Our experts come from the Departments of Materials, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Earth Science Engineering, alongside unique expertise from our Reactor Centre staff at the Silwood Park campus, who manage the CONSORT test reactor.
First or good 2:1 honours BEng or MEng degree or equivalent international qualification in an engineering or science discipline (Materials, Mechanical, Civil, Chemical Engineering or Physics or Chemistry). Applicants with relevant industrial experience would also be considered.
- For international qualifications equivalences, please visit: Postgraduate Academic Requirements - Country Index
An English qualification is also required except for applicants with a first degree awarded from universities in: Australia, Canada, Guyana, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, and West Indies
- For English Language requirements, please visit: English Language Requirement and accepted qualifications
Modules and placement
|Core modules||Comprehensive modules (choose 6)||Short modules (choose 4)|
|Introduction to Nuclear Energy (taught intensively over one week at the start of the programme)||Modelling for Nuclear Engineers||Fast Reactors and Nuclear Hydrogen Production|
|Journal Club||Nuclear Chemical Engineering||Nuclear Energy Policy|
|Research Project||Nuclear Materials for Reactor Systems||Nuclear Engineer in Industry|
|Nuclear Reactor Physics||Nuclear Fusion|
|Nuclear Safety Management||Radiation Protection|
|Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics|
|Nuclear Waste Management and Decommissioning|
You will undertake a hands-on research project over the summer (3 months). This project can be hosted within one of our world class research groups within the Centre for Nuclear Engineering, or externally within our network of academic and industrial contacts. This project will provide you will the skills to undertake your own research, discuss your findings with colleagues, and to write reports.
The project is assessed in three parts: (1) written literature review, of up to 5,000 words; (2) written thesis at the end of the project, of up to 12,500 words; (3) oral presentation at the end of your project.
Financial Support/ Fees
How to apply
Applications to the MSc Advanced Nuclear Engineering for 2017/18 are open and will close on Friday 28 July 2017.
Information for offer holders
Congratulations on your offer to study with us in the Department of Materials. We look forward to meeting you in October.
Course start date: Monday 2 October 2017
Course end date: Friday 28 September 2018
Please see below what you will need to do before joining us in October.
Submitting Official Documents
If you are an international (from outside the EU) applicant you will need to apply for a ‘ATAS Certificate’:
PLEASE NOTE: ATAS is only valid for 6 months and must be valid at the start of the course. We advise that you do not submit your ATAS application before April.
Documents including your official A-Level certificates (or secondary leaving certificate equivalent), English Language Certificates and ATAS Certificate must be sent by post, directly to the Imperial College London Registry Team.
|English language requirements||Student Accommodation||Student Finance (Fees and Funding)|