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    I'm in year 11 and looking to do Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Engineering (Cambridge Technical) for A Levels, my predictions for GCSE's are 10A*s and I've already got 3A's and an A* from exams completed early. I would love to work in the nuclear engineering sector in the future does anyone have any suggestions to which universities would be suitable for me? Thanks
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    This will give you a list of the Unis who do Nuclear Engineering as a named degree http://www.whatuni.com/degree-course...ar-engineering, however within many other general 'Engineering' degrees you will find relevant units/modules.
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    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    This will give you a list of the Unis who do Nuclear Engineering as a named degree http://www.whatuni.com/degree-course...ar-engineering, however within many other general 'Engineering' degrees you will find relevant units/modules.
    Thank you!
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    (Original post by harrisonchar)
    I'm in year 11 and looking to do Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Engineering (Cambridge Technical) for A Levels, my predictions for GCSE's are 10A*s and I've already got 3A's and an A* from exams completed early. I would love to work in the nuclear engineering sector in the future does anyone have any suggestions to which universities would be suitable for me? Thanks
    There are some but not many universities offering an undergrad course specifically in Nuclear Engineering. You will have more choice of universities (and flexibility in course content) by doing BEng Chemical (or Mechanical) and then a MSc in Nuclear.
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    As above, you're probs better doing BEng (or MEng) undergrad and masters nuclear engineering.
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    Thank you I've found a couple places which I'm interested in which do specific Nuclear Engineering Undergrad courses (Imperial and Birmingham) and like you all suggested I'll probably look into good Mechanical courses to then specialise further on.
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    (Original post by harrisonchar)
    Thank you I've found a couple places which I'm interested in which do specific Nuclear Engineering Undergrad courses (Imperial and Birmingham) and like you all suggested I'll probably look into good Mechanical courses to then specialise further on.
    Imperial is MEng Chem Eng with Nuclear - it's not a specialised nuclear-only course (but it is a good option).
    https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/...r-engineering/
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Imperial is MEng Chem Eng with Nuclear - it's not a specialised nuclear-only course (but it is a good option).
    https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/...r-engineering/
    Ah okay thank you, I must have been looking at the course list for 2016 as there was definitely a specialized nuclear one, so thanks for the heads up
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    I wouldn't advise specialising yourself too early personally and would recommend a general engineering course (possibly with a few optional nuclear modules like the imperial one mentioned). You'll be able to get into the nuclear industry just fine with a "general" engineering degree in Chemical/Mechanical/Structural etc. but will have more flexibility should you change your mind or the sector die (as such things are wont to do). You will also be able to "focus" yourself by getting relevant work experience/placements with nuclear companies as you study.
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    (Original post by harrisonchar)
    I'm in year 11 and looking to do Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Engineering (Cambridge Technical) for A Levels, my predictions for GCSE's are 10A*s and I've already got 3A's and an A* from exams completed early. I would love to work in the nuclear engineering sector in the future does anyone have any suggestions to which universities would be suitable for me? Thanks
    The nuclear industry employs a lot more than just people with nuclear engineering degrees. You should check out people who are currently working in the nuclear sector via LinkedIn to see what degree backgrounds they come from. Given the paucity of nuclear engineering degrees, I would suspect that the vast majority of engineers in the nuclear industry come from traditional engineering backgrounds (mechanical, electrical etc.).
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    (Original post by Elivercury)
    I wouldn't advise specialising yourself too early personally and would recommend a general engineering course (possibly with a few optional nuclear modules like the imperial one mentioned). You'll be able to get into the nuclear industry just fine with a "general" engineering degree in Chemical/Mechanical/Structural etc. but will have more flexibility should you change your mind or the sector die (as such things are wont to do). You will also be able to "focus" yourself by getting relevant work experience/placements with nuclear companies as you study.
    (Original post by Smack)
    The nuclear industry employs a lot more than just people with nuclear engineering degrees. You should check out people who are currently working in the nuclear sector via LinkedIn to see what degree backgrounds they come from. Given the paucity of nuclear engineering degrees, I would suspect that the vast majority of engineers in the nuclear industry come from traditional engineering backgrounds (mechanical, electrical etc.).
    Thanks your advice I'll have a look round then
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    (Original post by harrisonchar)
    Thanks your advice I'll have a look round then
    Several Canadian and American universities have a research reactor on which students can train. Perhaps you could take a look.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...sed_to_operate
    http://reactor.reed.edu/
    http://mnr.mcmaster.ca/
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    (Original post by Josb)
    Several Canadian and American universities have a research reactor on which students can train. Perhaps you could take a look.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...sed_to_operate
    http://reactor.reed.edu/
    http://mnr.mcmaster.ca/
    oh wow just had a look at the links they're quite interesting thank you
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    (Original post by Josb)
    Several Canadian and American universities have a research reactor on which students can train. Perhaps you could take a look.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...sed_to_operate
    http://reactor.reed.edu/
    http://mnr.mcmaster.ca/
    Also in outside the US too. Shame Imperial closed theirs...

    There's even one at a Turkish university. Let's get them into the EU double-quick!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Research_reactor
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Also in outside the US too. Shame Imperial closed theirs...

    There's even one at a Turkish university. Let's get them into the EU double-quick!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Research_reactor
    Hahah yeah, thanks for your help!
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    If you're specifically into the design or research of nuclear reactors, might physics be a more applicable degree, or at least worth some consideration?
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    (Original post by Smack)
    If you're specifically into the design or research of nuclear reactors, might physics be a more applicable degree, or at least worth some consideration?
    I have thought about that because it's the research of nuclear reactors that attracts me but at the same time I know that I want to keep my options open for possibly going into a career within mechanical or aerospace engineering so a mechanical engineering course or generalised with the opportunity to specialise later on would be best.
 
 
 
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