Geological Disposal of Radwaste (Mod 21 NTEC Programme)

Geological Disposal of Radwaste (Mod 21 NTEC Programme)
Shallow and deep methods of geological disposal and the multi-barrier concept will be investigated using UK and overseas case studies. Techniques of investigating the suitability of sites for geological disposal will be covered together with the correct recording methodology for soil and rock description. For both types of geological disposal the near and far-field processes will be considered; as will geohazards in relation to geological time.

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Short Course / CPD

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Please contact: John Inkester: Tel +44 (0)1946 517230

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No Partner College

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for start dates please contact: John Inkester, Tel +44 (0)1946 517230,

Entry Requirements:

There are no specific entry requirements required for this course.

Course Content

Course Outline:
The module will examine the following:
  • An introduction to geology and hydrogeology
  • Radioactive waste disposal in the UK
  • Regulation and legislation of radioactive waste disposal
  • Geological methods of radioactive waste disposal including multi‐barrier concepts
  • Site investigation (including geophysical methods), soil and rock description
  • Geohazards and the implications for geological disposal
  • Case studies: historic and current methods both UK and overseas.

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.

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Learning outcome & aims

Individual subjects are presented in ‘short course’ modular format, providing excellent access to the programme for engineers and managers in full-time employment who wish to advance their skill and knowledge base.

Industry links & professional accreditation

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

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Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE


For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Applications should be made to:

Alison Jane Russell Robinson 01772 893520

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