Master of Philosophy specialising in Nuclear Power
Nuclear power stations operating in over 30 countries provide approximately 13% of the world’s electricity. Nuclear energy is a part of the existing and planned energy and electricity policy of South Africa.
This Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programme, specialising in Nuclear Power (code: EM027EEE08),provides an interdisciplinary postgraduate qualification in the key aspects of nuclear power for societal benefit. The programme provides a balance of the scientific, engineering and applications aspects of nuclear power, including the policy, operating, safety and regulatory aspects.
The degree comprises coursework to the minimum of 120 credits and a 60-credit dissertation.
Candidates deemed to have completed equivalent coursework, or deemed to have equivalent work experience in nuclear science, power or regulation may exceptionally be permitted to register for this degree by only 60 credits of coursework, in which case the dissertation must be to the value of 120 credits.
The programme is designed to accommodate students who cannot be resident in Cape Town for the full duration of the degree. The courses will be offered in intensive one-week or two-week blocks, with pre-contact reading and post-contact assignments and various distance learning activities. Students will be required to be in Cape Town for the intensive course periods.
Minor Dissertation: MPhil
Introductory nuclear physics and radiation for power supply
Thermodynamics for nuclear power stations
Electrical and mechanical equipment in nuclear power stations
Nuclear reactor theory and design
Nuclear reactor operations and safety
Regulatory requirements for nuclear power
Nuclear manufacturing & construction engineering management
Please note that courses will only be offered if there are sufficient students registered for the course.