The University of Manchester's Dalton Nuclear Institute and Imperial College London have combined forces this week to launch the UK's first Nuclear Engineering Doctorate Centre to provide specific training and qualification in nuclear engineering.
The new £4M facility is to be funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and will train 50 research engineers in areas such as waste management, reactor technology and safety systems. The research engineers will be sponsored by government and industry.The programme will be supported by the universities of Bristol, Leeds, Sheffield and Strathclyde who will provide expertise in specialist areas such as risk management and process engineering.The Nuclear EngD will be a four-year postgraduate qualification aimed at the UK's best young research engineers. Its aim is to equip them with the skills needed to take on senior roles within the nuclear industry. As part of the programme, students will obtain a Management Diploma from Manchester Business School.Related links:Today's top stories