Working already in the nuclear sector you will know the importance of nuclear to providing a safe, stable and carbon neutral energy source from power generation to submarine propulsion. You will also understand how integral engineering is to the nuclear sector and just how important engineering innovation is to the nuclear lifecycle together with effective project management to deliver not only successful decommissioning but also new nuclear power sources from small modular reactors to fusion to the thorium fuel cycle.
To develop your career we offer a comprehensive mechanical engineering based foundation degree course on a part-time basis. After covering engineering ‘basics’ in year 1 this is then combined in year 2 with either business improvement to facilitate your employer’s efficiency, or engineering industry linked projects embedded with your employer to enhance your effectiveness as a nuclear engineer delivering nuclear engineering projects.
Full-time: 2 years; Part-time: 3 years
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
Preston (Campus code: U)
Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
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Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points including Maths and Physics at C or STEM at C. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit (including Maths units)
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction (including Maths units)
Pass Access Course: 106-112 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 104-112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects & HL5 in required subject.
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
And one option from:
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2019 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
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For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.