Professional Engineering (Nuclear Engineering) BEng

Course overview

Entry requirements

  • A Foundation Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline
More information

Key Dates

Earn a living whilst you complete your studies

Benefit from close links to industry

Opportunity to progress onto a full time MSc course at Aston

Gain specialist knowledge required to further your career

Course summary

This programme provides the advanced engineering knowledge and understanding needed to qualify for incorporated engineer (IENG) status.

Course outline and key facts

Course outline:
The Professional Engineering course is a progression pathway with 120 credits weighting, designed to give a route from foundation degrees to a BEng. It is offered to those who hold 240 credits from Aston Foundation Degree (or equivalent).

The programme has six core modules totaling 120 credits. 


Two Years part time (and exceptionally over Three years)

One Year full time

Location of course:
Work based placement

Entry requirements

Students must be employed in an approved graduate apprenticeship scheme. Individual employers will set their own entry requirements in terms of prior academic qualifications and experience. Typically students will have completed a Foundation Degree (Fd.Eng) in Nuclear Engineering or equivalent qualification. For further information please email

Subject guide and modules

The modules are:

  • Professional Development Audit 
  • Work Based Project 
  • Project Management 
  • Reactor Dynamics
  • Nuclear Engineering Principles 
  • Human Performance, Ethics and Organisation Behaviour in the Nuclear Industry

These modules are examples only and subject to change, please check back for next year’s modules soon.

Educational aims of the programme

The Programme aims to:

  • To widen access to professional engineer registration.
  • To provide participants with the opportunities to realise their academic potential through a range of learning experiences in field of nuclear energy technology.
  • To provide participants with appropriately structured curricula, combining education and learning in theoretical issues with practical skills training.
  • To provide an up-to-date and professionally-focussed curriculum.
  • To produce proficient graduate engineers who are highly valued by nuclear energy and related industry.
Learning, teaching and assessment


  • Examination
  • Coursework
Personal development

On successful completion of their programme, students will be able to:

  • Apply advanced mathematics, science and technology relevant to their engineering discipline and work role.
  • Apply advanced concepts, principles and methodologies of engineering practice appropriate to their discipline and work role.
  • Effectively use project management tools and techniques appropriate to their work role.
  • Apply business & management methods appropriate to their professional responsibilities.
  • Appreciate the role and responsibilities of a Professional Engineer including the key areas of continuing professional development, ethics and sustainability.
  • Analyse and solve engineering problems.
  • Evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources
  • Plan, conduct, evaluate and report on a programme of work.
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