We recently switched to pure research Masters degrees which consists of a full-length dissertation, but with no theoretical modules. (All the theory have thus been moved to our postgraduate diplomas (PGDips), as described above):
Masters of Science (M.Sc.) in Engineering Sciences with Nuclear Engineering
This M.Sc focuses on the optimisation of nuclear reactor design. This degree thus focuses more on the so-called “hard-core” skills such as using mathematics, physics, and computer simulations to improve nuclear reactor designs.
Masters of Science (M.Sc.) in Engineering Sciences with Nuclear Engineering and Nuclear Technology Management
This M.Sc. focuses on the optimisation of Nuclear Technology Management, which focuses more on the so-called soft-skills, especially management tasks such as analysing the profitability of different options, budgeting and nuclear project management.
While our two PGDips are quite similar in content, the differences become much larger when you go to the Masters degree where a focus on nuclear technology management will give you a very different training than a focus on nuclear reactor design. So, students should spend time before they choose which PGDip they want to enrol for to first decide whether they want to go into a career in nuclear reactor design or nuclear technology management.
If you want to discuss this issue, you are welcome to phone or WhatsApp our postgraduate programme leader, Prof. Dawid Serfontein (Cell: 082 787 2909), or to contact any of our other lecturers.
Once you have completed your Masters, the next step is a PhD, click here for information about the PhD