The environmental impact from the use of fossil fuels and the uncertainties in their sources of supply has led to many alternative energy sources being proposed and investigated. However, of the non-fossil fuel sources, only nuclear fission power is at present sufficiently developed to provide an economically viable alternative to fossil fuels.
We accept a range of qualifications from different countries
The aim of this programme, which began in 1956, is to provide the necessary background, both in breadth and in depth, for anyone wishing to enter the nuclear industry.
The areas of study and degree of specialisation involved have changed considerably to reflect the increasing sophistication of the field, and yet the overall breadth of the course has been maintained.
Module A Nuclear Instrumentation, Radiation Dosimetry & Protection 03 16356 (20 credits)
Particle Detectors - 16 lectures *
Neutron Radiation Physics – 7 lectures*
Nuclear Electronics - 6 lectures *
Radiation Dosimetry - 6 lectures *
Radiological Protection - 12 lectures *
Statistics - 6 lectures + 5 hours examples *
Module B Radiation Transport, Thermal Hydraulics & Reactor Engineering 03 16367 (20 credits)
Radiation & Charged Particle Transport - 12 lectures*
Radiation Shielding - 6 lectures *
Core Physics and Multiplying Media 1 - 5 lectures
Multiplying Media 2, (Core Physics) - 23 lectures
Thermal Hydraulics & Reactor Engineering - 25 lectures
Environmental Impact of Nuclear Power – 4 lectures*
Module C Reactor Materials, Reactor Systems and N D E 03 16368 (20 credits)
Metallurgy - 20 lectures
Reactor Materials - 20 lectures
Reactor Systems and Safety Analysis - 28 lectures
Nuclear Fuel Cycle - 4 lectures
Non-Destructive Testing - 9 lectures
Module D General Paper 03 16369 (20 credits)
Reactor Kinetics – 12 lectures
Reactor Control - 26 lectures
Financial Appraisal - 6 lectures*
Decommissioning - 6 lectures *
Industrial Lecture Series - 10 Seminars
Nuclear Fusion - 10 lectures
Module E Practical Skills (40 credits)
Physics Laboratory - 120 hours in the Lab*
Physics Metallurgy Laboratory - 12 hours
Computing and Numerical Analysis - 45 hours
Reactor Safety Exercise - One-day exercise
Seminars & Presentation
Module F Research Project (60 credits)
Project work and Thesis
* These items are taken in common with other MSc courses in the School.
This programme is also available as a 2-year part-time course.
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