Course Code: EN00067 Nuclear Engineering - Degree Apprenticeship Duration Day/s of weekMonday Time09:00 - 17:00 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 12 Sep 2022 Lancashire Energy HQ / £0 Enquire now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary Advance your career in nuclear engineering with the Nuclear Engineering Degree Apprenticeship. Designed with industry leaders BAE Systems and Westinghouse Springfields Fuels, this unique programme delivers the multi-disciplinary and technical skills needed to succeed as a nuclear engineer. It also provides a thorough understanding of the complex nuclear business, including safety and, looking to the future, environmental and operational changes to the nuclear industry. The programme comprises the Foundation Degree and BEng (Hons) Nuclear Engineering, awarded by Lancaster University – a UK top 10 university and highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings. Entry Requirements To be eligible for a degree apprenticeship you must first be employed within an appropriate setting/sector and have confirmation of sponsorship. You will need a minimum of 80 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) in an appropriate discipline and GCSEs in English Language, maths and a science subject at grade 4 (previously grade C) or above. Your employer will be able to offset the tuition fees associated with this programme against the Apprenticeship Levy; they should seek financial guidance on this through professional services. Learning and Teaching Methods This course is studied on a modular basis, leading to a foundation degree qualification after three years, and, following a further two years of study, an honours top-up degree. The programme content is delivered over one day a week, which can be arranged to fit around your workplace schedule and the demands of your employer. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study, however the programme structure is designed to ease you into this with opportunities for you to develop your academic skills and literacy. Teaching methods range from lectures and seminars through to group tutorials and working in small groups in our nuclear simulator, and our materials and manufacturing labs. You will also have open access to our online programme resources. We will allocate you your own personal tutor who will guide you throughout the course, support your development, advise you on future career paths and generally help you to get the most out of your time with us. Industry Placement and Field Trips This programme will provide you with the opportunity to become an independent nuclear engineer with a broad knowledge of the sector as well as the skills needed to perform your role to a high standard. Throughout the degree apprenticeship you will need to be employed within a relevant sector; we will liaise closely with your employer to support your continued progress and success. Opportunities may arise during your apprenticeship to undertake relevant field trips. Where possible transport will be provided although on occasion you may be required to make your own way there. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods The modules you will study at each level, together with the corresponding assessment type and percentage weighting, are outlined in the tables below. Assessment is by both examination and coursework, with the latter consisting of case studies, technical reports or presentations, or a combination of all the above. The programme also features a range of formative assessment activities, designed to provide ongoing feedback and highlight opportunities to support the development of your confidence, knowledge, skill and aptitudes for learning. Level 4 (three semesters) Module Assessment Number Assessment Type Weighting (%) BFC402-E: Academic and Digital Literacy (Science) 1 2 3 Coursework - Essay Presentation Coursework - Reflective Report 50 50 PASS/FAIL NCL402: Mechanical Engineering Science 1 2 Coursework - Essay Examination 50 50 NCL403: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Science 1 2 Coursework - Report Examination 50 50 NCL404: Analytical Methods for Engineers 1 2 Coursework - Report Examination 50 50 NCL405: Nuclear Engineering Principles 1 Coursework - Portfolio 100 NCL406: Multi-Discipline Nuclear Engineering 1 2 Coursework - Report Practical and Presentation 50 50 Level 5 (three semesters) Module Assessment Number Assessment Type Weighting (%) NCL501: Materials Engineering 1 2 Coursework - Report Practical Skills Assessment 50 50 NCL502: Further Engineering Science 1 2 Coursework - Report Examination 40 60 NCL503: Major Project 1 2 Project Presentation 75 25 NCL504: Engineering Management 1 2 Coursework - Essay Coursework - Evaluation 30 70 NCL505: Nuclear Physics 1 2 Coursework - Report Examination 40 60 NCL506: Integrated Manufacturing Processes 1 2 Coursework - Report Examination 50 50 Level 6 (four semesters) Module Assessment Number Assessment Type Weighting (%) NCL601: Fusion and Fission 1 2 Coursework - Report Examination 40 60 NCL602: Dissertation 1 2 3 Feasibility Study Dissertation Presentation 5 80 15 NCL603: Nuclear Lifecycle 1 2 Coursework - Report Practical Assessment 60 40 NCL604: Nuclear Engineering Professional 1 2 Coursework - Case Study Presentation 70 30 NCL605: Control and Simulation 1 2 Coursework - Report Examination 40 60 Other Costs and Equipment Needed You will need to provide your own stationery and scientific calculator. You might also need personal protective equipment for workshops, such as boots, gloves and overalls. We will provide guidance about any equipment you’re going to need in advance of the relevant workshop. Free learning resources are available from Monday to Saturday at our Bispham Campus and University Centre. You will also need access to a computer and the internet for independent study. We recommended you become a member of a Professional Engineering Institution, which will incur a small associated cost. Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions. Career Options and Progression A degree in nuclear engineering offers transferrable skills in a wide variety of fields, including nuclear, automotive, civil, control and instrumentation, electrical, or mechanical engineering. Some graduates pursue roles in the design and analysis of complex engineering systems such as nuclear reactors, whilst some pursue roles within engineering management. Graduates may later seek to attain professional recognition such as Chartered Engineer status (CEng) or certified Engineering Technician (EngTech). Engineering tends to attract comparatively high salaries for graduates compared with other subjects of study, and is consistently among the highest paid professions in the UK. A small proportion of engineering graduates move into support areas such as project management, procurement, or design, calling on their technical and analytical abilities developed throughout their study. Graduates from the BEng (Hons) programme enter employment locally, nationally or even internationally with an industry-recognised qualification. They can also choose to progress onto level 7 courses (master’s degrees), which are offered by Lancaster University and other universities nationwide.