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Decommissioning, Waste and Environmental Management (Mod 4 NTEC Programme)

Decommissioning, Waste and Environmental Management (Mod 4 NTEC Programme)
This short course covers: the scientific, environmental and socio-political issues surrounding the decommissioning of nuclear facilities. Environmental principles applicable to plant decommissioning and storage of nuclear waste. Plant and equipment requirements for processing nuclear waste products. The impact of radioactive waste on the environment and community. Strategic Environmental Assessments, decommissioning of nuclear facilities and the storage of nuclear waste.

Entry and Admissions

Level:

Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

None

Delivery Method:

Campus

Course Length:

Please contact John Inkester Tel +44 (0)1946 517230, JInkester1@uclan.ac.uk

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Campus:

Preston

Start Date:

Please contact John Inkester Tel +44 (0)1946 517230, JInkester1@uclan.ac.uk

Entry Requirements:
No specific entry requirements are required for this course.

Course Content

Course Outline:
For course details please contact: John Inkester Tel +44 (0)1946 517230, JInkester1@uclan.ac.uk

Learning Environment & Assessment:

A post-module assignment follows the taught week, is based upon the subject matter of the direct taught element, and is undertaken at the student’s place of work or home. The assignment is gauged to require approximately 70 hours’ input by the student and is assessed and marked. It is submitted about 8 weeks after completion of the taught week.

If a module examination is incorporated, this is taken some weeks after the taught section of module.

Academic Expertise

We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.

Learning outcome & aims

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific, environmental and socio- political issues surrounding the decommissioning of nuclear facilities.
  • Understand and critically evaluate the overall environmental principles applicable to plant decommissioning and storage of nuclear waste.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principal plant and equipment requirements for processing nuclear waste products.
  • Understand and critically evaluate the impacts of radioactive waste on the environment and community.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge and critical understanding of Strategic Environmental Assessments, and an ability to apply that knowledge to case studies in the decommissioning of nuclear facilities and the storage of nuclear waste.
  • Demonstrate n awareness of the principal sources of data on environmental and socio-political issues surrounding the decommissioning of nuclear facilities and the storage of nuclear waste, and display an ability to acquire and use that material.

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have good links with a number of nuclear employers such as Sellafield, NNL, BAe Systems Barrow, Westinghouse and ONR.

The NTEC MSc is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Energy Institute (EI) and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3).

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

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Fees & Funding

For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

£1590 plus VAT

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.

Applications should be made to:

Alison Jane Russell Robinson AJRRobinson@uclan.ac.uk 01772 893520

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Preston,
PR1 2HE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk