City, University of London

City, University of London

Civil Engineering Structures (Nuclear Power Plants)

This programme 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.

Entry requirements

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

Course modules

Modules include: Introduction to nuclear energy; advanced analysis and stability of structures; dynamics of structures; design of concrete structures; design of steel and composite structures; design of nuclear structures and foundations; finite element methods; research skills.

Assessment methods

Assessment of theoretical modules is based on a combination of examinations and coursework. Examinations are shared between the January and April/May examination periods. Design oriented modules are normally assessed by coursework only, where students work both in groups and individually on challenging projects that are varied each year. For the MSc dissertation, students are required to attend a viva following submission of the final report.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

Key information

School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering
Telephone number: 
020 7040 3631