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Cambridge Nuclear Energy Centre

A cross-discipline collaboration

May 2018 – Announcement

We are very pleased to confirm that the MPhil in Nuclear Energy has gained accreditation from Energy Institute.

The Energy Institute is a specialist professional body and operates under the rules of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

This accreditation is recognised by the larger professional bodies such as the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Nuclear Institute, which is the body for our industry but is too small to accreditation courses on its own.

The Energy Institute team was very complimentary about the structure and content of the Nuclear Energy MPhil course and they commented very positively on the enthusiasm of both the staff and the students.

Our students will benefit from membership during their studies. This free membership entitlement will include: a free monthly e-magazine, free networking events, discounts for training courses and a number of other benefits which provide assistance with their studies and future careers.

The MPhil in Nuclear Energy is a one year taught Master’s degree programme in nuclear technology, business and policy and industry practice. It has two terms of taught materials and a long research project over a period of six months. The programme is a collaboration between the Departments of Engineering, Materials Science & Metallurgy, Earth Sciences and the Judge Business School.

The Programme is supported by an Industry Club drawn from leading companies that are active in the UK nuclear market. The MPhil course was launched in December 2010 to teach nuclear technology, business and policy subjects at postgraduate level. The first cohort began their studies in October 2011. The course is now into the seventh year, having educated over 100 students.

Dr Eugene Shwageraus, Course Director, commented “This accreditation by Energy Institute is a great achievement for the course. It confirms the top quality education we provide in partnership with our Industry Club members and shows our determination to train the nuclear leaders of tomorrow”.