University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Nuclear Power Engineering

The aim of the course is: to provide a systematic understanding of nuclear power engineering;; to provide a comprehensive and broad overview of contemporary issues and applications associated with nuclear power engineering; to prepare students to become professionals in the global nuclear industry; and to develop the abilities of students to work independently and in teams to research, design, implement and execute creative solutions to engineering problems. Students completing the programme will gain the following key skills: the ability to deal systematically and creatively with complex issues associated with the nuclear power engineering and to communicate conclusions to both specialists and non-specialists; the ability to demonstrate initiative and originality in addressing and solving problems associated with nuclear power engineering and to act autonomously in planning and implementing solutions in a professional manner; the ability to continue to advance their knowledge, skills and understanding in nuclear science and engineering in order to become self-directed life-long learners; and; the ability to make use of the transferable skills required in employment including the exercise of initiative, decision-making in complex situations, and participation in professional, legal and ethical frameworks.

Entry requirements

Students are required to have a 2.1, or better, Honours degree in Engineering from a Russell Group university or equivalent top institution.

Course modules

Core modules: Nuclear systems; uncertainty, risk and reliability; reactor operations; nuclear power engineering group design project; NPE individual project (MSc); research skills and project planning; optional modules:design of safety critical systems; nuclear instruments; applied nuclear instrumentation; radiation shielding; radiation shielding assignment; organisational behaviour and people management; project and portfolio management in organisations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Eng) Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc (Eng) Full-time £ 17,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc (Eng) Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Liverpool L3 5PS North West

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