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 or equivalent degree.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is for students interested in the structural aspects of nuclear power plants and the broader field of nuclear energy.

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 no specialised training is available in this area. The programme will therefore provide you with a degree that distinguishes you in the market.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-28 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Programmes Office
+44 (0)20 7040 0248