Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 26/09/2014
College College Eng and Physical Sci
School Metallurgy and Materials
Department Metallurgy & Materials
Partner College and School Physics & Astronomy
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title M.Eng. Nuclear Engineering Full-time
Programme Code 8918
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 4 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme To develop individuals with the skills, techniques and understanding required for direct employment in the Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Engineering Sectors.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Nuclear Structure and Nuclear Decay - to demonstrate an understanding of the basic nuclear models and the theory governing radioactive decay and selection rules, the energetics of fusion and fission and the details of such processes in a reactor context.
Thermal Properties and Heat Flow in Solids, Liquids and Gases - to demonstrate an understanding of the theory of heat transport in solids, fluids and gases, and the ability to apply this understanding to a number of engineering applications, through calculation and modelling, in particular nuclear reactors.
Hydrodynamic Systems - to demonstrate an understanding of the theory of fluid dynamics, and to apply this knowledge, through modelling and calculation, to a variety of systems, in particular cooling systems of nuclear reactors of a variety of current operational designs.
Nuclear Reactor Systems - to demonstrate a detailed understanding of the behaviour of the reactor core and advanced neutron transport theory and criticality and apply this to a variety of contemporary reactor designs.
Nuclear and Reactor Safety - to demonstrate an understanding of key issues associated with radioprotection, radiation shielding and factors determining the safety of a variety of current reactor designs.
Electrical Power Generation - to demonstrate an understanding of factors determining power generation and power distribution, pertaining to the nuclear industry.
Materials for Nuclear Applications - to demonstrate a strong knowledge of nuclear materials, materials failure mechanisms and mitigation scenarios. To evaluate the characteristics of a variety of reactor materials and the impact of the operating environment
Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Waste Management and Decommissioning - to demonstrate an understanding of the nuclear fuel cycle, the mechanisms for waste processing and storage and issues relating to the decommissioning of nuclear facilities.
Nuclear Radiation Safety - to demonstrate an understanding of the hazards of nuclear radiation, dose and dosimetry and issues regarding radiation shielding for a variety of radiations in an industrial context.
Radiation Detection - to demonstrate a detailed understanding of types of radiation techniques and instrumentation and apply those techniques to a variety of radiation sources in a practical setting. To demonstrate an understanding of applications of radiation detection techniques to industrial scenarios.
Lectures, Tutorial and Labs
Exam, Lab Notebook and Report
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Presentational Skills - to demonstrate the ability to present ideas and technically detailed factual information in the format of talks and poster presentations.
Essay/Report Writing - to demonstrate the skills required to present scientific information and a detailed critique of the scientific literature. To demonstrate the ability to analyse detailed technical information pertaining to the nuclear industry.
Problem Solving - to demonstrate the ability to tackle unseen problems which span and link the content of the degree programme. To demonstrate the ability to establish strategies for independent problem solving.
Team Working Skills - to demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team, to allocate and manage tasks and to coordinate deliverables. To demonstrate an ability to develop research strategies as part of a coherent research project.
Computing/IT - to demonstrate an understanding of a range of computing environments from programming, word processing, spreadsheets and mathematical problem solving environments. To demonstrate an ability to solve physical problems using computational techniques.
Mathematical and Analytical Skills - to demonstrate the development of a mathematical toolbox, permitting a range of high level scientific problems to be tackled.
1: Skills development class w/s;
2: Skills development class w/s, critique writing course;
3: Skills development class w/s, laboratories;
4: Group Student Driven Activity, Project;
5: Class Workshop /Computer Labs;
6: Lectures, w/s, laboratories.
1: Tutor assessment;
2: Tutor/Academic assessment;
3: Class Test + Exams;
4: Presentation + Report;
5: Continuous Assessment;
6: Exam, continually assessed problems