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School of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical with Nuclear Engineering MEng, BEng

MEng BEng Mechanical with Nuclear Engineering


With the current need to reduce emissions that can lead to climate change, and the ever increasing demand for energy, nuclear power is seen as an essential element of our global portfolio of energy production technologies. There is a resurgence in the demand for mechanical engineers with specialist knowledge of the requirements of the nuclear industry. This programme provides you with such knowledge.

The course is based solidly on the foundations of Mechanical Engineering followed by more specialist topics relating directly to the nuclear power industry. Project work is an important feature of the course as it develops essential skills required to succeed in industry, and gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your imagination and flair.

UCAS Code: H3H8 (MEng, BEng) or H3H3 (BEng)
Our students typically undertake the integrated masters (MEng, BEng) as this is the most direct route to becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Industrial placements: Yes
Study abroad: Yes
Course duration: 3 or 4 years depending on option taken.
Start date: September
Course fees: UK/EU: £9,000; International: £16,500
Information about living expenses and financial support can be found on the University's website.
Scholarships: Scholarships and bursaries worth up to £8,000 available.
Accreditation: This course is accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.

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2015 entry
This course is available for entry in September 2015.
2015 entry requirements: A*AA at A-level including Mathematics and Physics, excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. A-level equivalencies tbc.
Fees and scholarships: tbc.


The tables below show the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.

If you are looking to start your studies in September 2014 a list of modules is available in the 2014 brochure.

This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content or our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.

Career options

Leeds graduates are actively recruited by a wide range of prestigious companies. As an engineer in the nuclear industry, you might be responsible for designing the next generation of nuclear power plant, be required to run a nuclear power station safely and productively, or you may be involved in fuel reprocessing, waste management, decommissioning of old nuclear power stations or radiological protection and safety.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the integrated masters (MEng, BEng) and the standalone BEng are the same.

A-level: AAA including Mathematics and Physics (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking).

Engineering Diploma: Grade A (plus A or above in A-level Mathematics).

BTEC Extended Diploma: D*DD overall including distinctions in Maths for Technicians, Further Maths for Technicians and Mechanical Principles & Applications.

IB: 35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level Mathematics and Physics.

We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of alternative UK and international qualifications.

English language requirements: GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification.

How to apply

All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).

MEng only
If you are an International (non-EU/EEA or Swiss citizen) applicant who has applied for, or intends to apply for, this course within the Faculty of Engineering and require a student visa to study in the UK then you will require an ATAS certificate.

If you require any further information please contact our admissions team,
e: t: +44 (0)113 343 2149