The central control room of nuclear power plant


Find out about the range of course options in Nuclear

Why Study Nuclear?

  • We see all our students as individuals and understand their strengths. Our office doors are always open to all our students’ whether they want to discuss their academic work, research theories or just have a natter about life. Anyone who chooses to study with us gets help every step of the way and will graduate with a qualification that employers love as well as memories and friends that last a life time.
  • We are a lively community with well-equipped laboratories, networked computers using industry-standard software and our own library.
  • Our research and other interactions with industry ensure that our courses reflect recent developments. Staff are practising professionals, who work on joint projects and act as consultants to industry.
  • Final-year projects are often carried out in collaboration with the energy industry - providing you with advantages when seeking employment.

As well as having access to the excellent teaching and research facilities you will also be able to use the latest technologies in control engineering, such as Programmable Logic Controllers (“PLCs”) and robotic equipment.

Career Opportunities in Nuclear

  • Graduates in Control and Instrumentation Engineer can expect to have careers  in:
  • Nuclear energy
  • Chemical Industry
  • Heavy production industries
  • Automotive industry (including Formula 1)

With their skills and knowledge in Engineering and specialist abilities in control systems graduates on these programmes have attributes that make them extremely employable.

With the ability to make a key contribution to technologies for renewable and low-carbon energy, graduates will really make a difference in helping reduce CO2 emissions and improve all our prospects on the planet.

Our Research in Nuclear

Our research has performed exceptionally well, which is evidence in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).  Our research environment - also of considerable importance to postgraduate students - received a remarkably high rating as well. 

Our research activities are organised in three research groups, which can overlap to maximise synergies and resources.

The SEEC project, Smart Efficient Energy Centre, a collaborative research project of approximately £6M value includes a significant effort in Control and Instrumentation Engineering.

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