Taught course

Civil Engineering Structures (Nuclear Power Plants)

City, University of London · School of Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Engineering

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a minimum lower second class degree or equivalent overseas qualification in Civil, Mechanical or Nuclear Engineering.

Months of entry


Course content

In this programme, you will study how to design, evaluate, and analyse structural systems, with a special focus on Nuclear Power Plants. You will learn all the principles used for the design of buildings, bridges, special structures and in particular nuclear containment structures.

The emphasis on nuclear structures is a response to the skill shortage reported by employers working in this sector. The UK has recently committed to a long-term nuclear new-build programme that is forecast to generate more than 40,000 jobs, yet little specialised training is available in this area. The proposed programme will therefore provide you with a degree that distinguishes you in the market. The programme is offered on a one-year full-time or two-years part time basis to allow you maximum flexibility and is supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering

Information for international students

The following qualifications are also required: IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL (internet-based): 100

Fees and funding

  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Part-time EU: £4,500 per year
  • Full-time Non EU: £14,000
  • Part-time Non EU: £7,000 per year


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Postgraduate Fees and Finance.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations45
Written coursework / continuous assessment5
Creative work5
Dissertation30 (10000 words)

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7040 0248