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FdSc Foundation Degree in Nuclear Decommissioning

Bridgwater College

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FdSc Foundation Degree in Nuclear Decommissioning Who is the course for? The Nuclear industry in the UK is undergoing a period of significant change. Many of the UK's civil nuclear facilities are nearing the end of their active life. The nature of those facilities means they cannot simply be switched off - they must first be carefully cleaned up and the resultant waste put into secure, environmentally safe and sustainable long term storage. The whole process from clean up to remediation is referred to as Nuclear Decommissioning. This innovative interdisciplinary course is aimed at equipping those who want to become effective decommissioning technical managers with the necessary science and managerial knowledge and skills. What will I study on the course? During the first year, you will study the underpinning sciences, the structure of the Nuclear Industry and the importance of working safely in a safety critical environment. In the second year, you will study business and project management, reactor design, decommissioning techniques, waste management and environmental site remediation and either robotics (on the technical route) or contract negotiation (on the management route). The modules are listed below: Year 1 ? Principles of operational management ? Process and machine control ? Introduction to IT for science ? Mathematics for nuclear technology ? Physical chemistry ? Nuclear physics ? Governance of decommissioning ? either the Workplace module ? or Skills for the laboratory and ? Health and Safety in the workplace Year 2 ? Project management ? Project/workplace project ? Nuclear science and processes ? Decommissioning techniques ? Decommissioning waste management and site remediation ? either Robotics and applications in nuclear decommissioning ? or Commercialisation and contractorisation and ? Governance of decommissioning 2. What other skills will I acquire? During the teaching and assessment of other related nuclear courses, we have noticed a significant improvement in our candidate's study skills, numeracy and communication skills and for some, their presentation and IT skills. What makes this course special? ? Industry specialist teaching staff with up to date qualifications and experience ? Unique discrete classroom delivery and seminars supported by on line discussion ? Studying at the Nuclear Skills Academy for the South West ? Specialist teaching and assessment facilities ? Accreditation for your specialist knowledge and training is given ? Support from recognised educational centre of excellence that has a close working relationship with the nuclear industry. How will I be assessed? You will be assessed through a mixture of formal examinations, presentations, reports and assignments. How long is the course? Full-time for two years commencing September (nine discrete weeks per year delivered in blocks, total 360 hours per year) at college in combination with self directed study. Will this course lead to a qualification? After successful completion of the two year course you will gain a Foundation Degree in Nuclear Decommissioning awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. What can I do on completion of this course? Foundation Degree graduates will be able to progress to technical and middle management roles in this expanding industry including decommissioning technologist, project management and control and related functions. Alternatively you may wish to complete the appropriate top-up degree which will then enable students to progress into MSC programmes in a number of energy and environmental engineering and nuclear managerial courses based at a number of universities. How much will it cost? The course fee is ?3225 per year 2009/10. All full-time students starting in 2009 can apply for a loan to cover their entire tuition fee and a means tested maintenance loan, of up to ?4,950 (less if you live at home) to help cover living costs. Students from low income families may be eligible for a non repayable

FdSc Foundation Degree in Nuclear Decommissioning Who is the course for? The Nuclear industry in the UK is undergoing a period of significant change. Many of the UK's civil nuclear facilities are nearing the end of their active life. The nature of those facilities means they cannot simply be switched off - they must first be carefully cleaned up and the resultant waste put into secure,...

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