Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Control and Instrumentation for Nuclear Engineering

Manchester Metropolitan University · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

You will have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in physics, mathematics or a branch of engineering. Equivalent professional qualifications or unclassified degrees in engineering or science, with relevant professional experience, may also be considered.

There’s further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course has been developed in consultation with the nuclear engineering industry to provide advanced theoretical and practical knowledge to work with modern control and instrumentation technologies. This course offers an opportunity not only to specialise in nuclear engineering control, instrumentation and standards for operation and maintenance but also provides sufficient scope for students wishing to develop advanced skills in modern automation and in working with large industrial networks.

You can build valuable skills through a selection of option units and a project to gain advanced knowledge in sustainable energy systems and smart technologies for power system applications or in specialising in embedded systems as well as in applied digital signal processing for industrial applications. The course will also offer opportunities for those interested in combining engineering skills with management practice.

You will learn advanced concepts in the principles and operation of instrumentation for control, including control system architectures, communications, open systems security, hazard analysis, system reliability, safety and protection.

The course enables the appreciation of the practical aspects of control design and maintenance and offers hands-on experience of designing and developing solutions for control problem-solving using the IEC61131-3 standard. The course covers specialist and intelligentsensor systems, PLC-based control, Profibus and Profinet.

This course starts in September 2017 and January 2018. Please note that January starters will have a course duration of approximately 15 months.

Core units

  • Advanced Control and Instrumentation
  • MSc Engineering Project

Option units

  • Management Practice
  • Embedded Systems and Systems on Chip
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Industrial Communication Systems
  • Smart Technologies for Power Management
  • Sensing and Imaging
  • Manufacturing Systems Management

Optional units listed in the following curriculum structures are all approved for delivery, but may not all run/be available in any one academic session.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
UK/EU full-time £8,460. UK/EU part-time £1,410 per 30 credits studied per year.
International students
Non-EU international full-time £14,400. Non-EU international part-time £2400 per 30 credits studied per year.

Please check the latest Postgraduate prospectus for information on the tuition fees for each course. For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 247 6969