Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Nuclear Engineering

This course is aimed at a new generation of engineers with the intention of ensuring they are equipped with specific training to satisfy the demands of the nuclear industry. The course will cover all major aspects of the nuclear industry, from the design and build of nuclear power stations and their operations through to decommissioning and final disposal. The course is multidisciplinary with core courses taught by research leaders from departments across the Faculty of Engineering, with expertise unique to the UK from our Reactor Centre staff at the Silwood Park Campus who operate the CONSORT test reactor.

Entry requirements

Good relevant degree required.

Course modules

Core courses: Introduction to Nuclear Energy (taught over two weeks at the start of the programme); Nuclear Chemical Engineering; Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics; Reactor Physics; Nuclear Materials for Reactor Systems; Nuclear Waste Management and Decommissioning; Modelling for Nuclear Engineers; Nuclear Safety Management; There will also be three short courses, all one week in length: Radiation Protection; Instrumentation; Fusion.

Assessment methods

Formal teaching extends from October through to the end of March with examinations taking place during the first two weeks of the summer term (May). During the spring term, students will be allocated a research project which will be completed over the remainder of the year.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
EngD Full-time - 20 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
South Kensington Campus Kensington and Chelsea SW7 2AZ South East

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Department of Earth Science and Engineering
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