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University of Central Lancashire

Nuclear Engineering Science

UCAS Code: NE15

Foundation Degree in Engineering - FdEng

Entry requirements


104 -112 UCAS points including A2 Maths at grade C, and Physics or a STEM subject at grade C. (Relevant STEM subjects are Applied Science, Engineering, Pure Mathematics, Statistics, Electronics)

104 -112 UCAS points including 15 level 3 credits in Maths, Physics or a STEM subject. (Relevant STEM subjects are Applied Science, Engineering, Pure Mathematics, Statistics, Electronics)

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 104 - 112 points from Higher Level Subjects, including Maths at HL5, and Physics or a STEM subject at HL5. (Relevant STEM subjects are Applied Science, Engineering, Pure Mathematics, Statistics, Electronics)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

BTEC Engineering required.

104 - 112 UCAS points including Maths at grade C, and Physics or a STEM subject at grade C. (Relevant STEM subjects are Applied Science, Engineering, Pure Mathematics, Statistics, Electronics)

UCAS Tariff

104-112

including Maths and Physics or STEM subject. Our typical offer is 104 -112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Nuclear engineering

Nuclear engineering involves the design, construction, upgrading or maintenance and eventual decommissioning of nuclear facilities from reactors to waste treatment plants and more right across the nuclear fuel cycle.

Nuclear power offers significant advantages as a stable, effective and carbon neutral energy source from power generation to submarine propulsion. Nuclear power capacity is currently expanding with about 50 nuclear power plants under construction globally with more being planned. This means that the nuclear engineering workforce needs to grow to in order to deliver these programmes and to work on other challenges from newer efficient reactor designs such as ‘portable’ small modular reactors or the ultimate goal of nuclear fusion or safer alternatives to the standard uranium fuel cycle such as thorium.

We offer a comprehensive mechanical engineering based course combined with nuclear science aimed at graduate employment across the nuclear fuel cycle. Our graduates can expect to work in nuclear engineering and other demanding safety conscious environments both nationally and internationally.

Modules

Year 1: Engineering Analysis, Engineering Design, Engineering Science, Nuclear Science 1.

Year 2: Further Engineering Mathematics and Simulation, Nuclear Science 2, Civil Engineering Design and Computer Aided Design, Operations Management A, Thermo-fluids, Mechanics, Kinematics and Materials

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
79%
Male students
21%
Female students
49%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


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Chemical, process and energy engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
24%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

65%
Engineering professionals
8%
Protective service occupations
8%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to make good money from the word go? This is the degree for you! The UK has had a shortage of chemical engineers for a while now so starting salaries are very good. In fact, across the UK, only doctors and dentists bettered the average starting salary for chemical engineering graduates, with an average starting salary of around £28,000. Key sectors for chemical engineers last year included the petrochemicals, food, nuclear, pharmaceuticals, materials and consultancy industries. Their skills set also means that the finance industry likes graduates from these degrees, so there are options if you don't fancy engineering as a career. Most graduates take a longer course that leads to an MEng — which is what you need to take if you want to be a Chartered Engineer. Chemical engineers are also more likely than other engineers to take doctorates and go into research roles, so if you want to take an engineering subject but fancy a research job, this might be a good subject to take.

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