Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Control and Instrumentation for Nuclear Engineering

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · School of Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2:2 UK Honours degree in Physics, Mathematics, or a branch of Engineering is normally required. Equivalent EU/international qualifications are also accepted. Other professional qualifications or unclassified degrees in Engineering or Science disciplines may be considered on merit and/or with relevant professional experience.

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 and January. 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.

Accreditations, Awards and Endorsements

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Career Prospects

You may enter the nuclear industry and target specific roles that fit with your own expertise. Learning in current regulations and industry-standard practice in control and instrumentation could be transferred across a range of industries.

You will also be well placed to pursue an employment position with partners or further study through a PhD or an Engineering Doctorate.

Careers support is available from the moment you join us, throughout your time here, and for up to three years after the completion of your course. We have a range of services available through the School of Engineering and the University Careers Service including dedicated careers and employability advisors

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 www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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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 http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 247 6969