University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Nuclear Materials Engineering and Science

This course covers the fundamentals of materials science and engineering associated with nuclear materials, systems, waste immobilisation and disposal. Graduates work in reactor operations, safety case development and waste form development.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in materials, metallurgy, chemistry or a related engineering subject from an approved institution. English language requirements: IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: nuclear reactor engineering studies; nuclear fuel cycle; nuclear waste immobilisation and disposal; materials for nuclear systems; science of materials; materials processing and characterisation; materials selection, properties and applications; technical skills development; research project in the area of your choice. Optional modules: glasses and cements; advanced materials manufacturing part 1.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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