M.Sc. Nuclear Energy Engineering

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR32228 per Full programme (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    Free (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

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| Stockholm, Sweden
The Master’s programme in Nuclear Energy Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology offers students an extensive and detailed education in the key areas pertaining to nuclear technology. After graduation, students will be well-prepared for future positions within the advanced nuclear technology field, or in a nuclear science and technology research environment.
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The Master’s programme in Nuclear Energy Engineering at KTH is a part of the European Master in Innovative Nuclear Energy – EMINE. The first year of study at KTH can be combined with a second year of study at the top French universities either in Paris (ENSTA – a cluster of universities in Paris) or in Grenoble (Grenoble Institute of Technology – INP) resulting in a double diploma degree.

The Master’s programme in Nuclear Energy Engineering at KTH has also Dual Diploma agreements with Korean Advanced Institite for Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon (Republic of Korea) and with Tsnighua University in Beijing (China). Dual Diploma agreements imply that students get Dual Diploma after gaining 60 ECTS at KTH and another 60 ECTS from respective universities.

Nuclear Energy Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Compulsory courses will provide all students in the programme with a strong foundation in the reactor physics and technology field. Research-oriented students will have several possibilities to choose courses in preparation for work in reactor physics research or in a nuclear engineering research environment. At the same time, students interested in more industry-related nuclear engineering can choose courses preparing them for a position in the industry, with an optional management-oriented specialisation.


With advances in science and technology, nuclear energy is increasingly regarded as an eminent part of the global energy-environment equation needed to satisfy growing demands for energy in a rapidly developing world. Undoubtedly nuclear energy, as well as other non-energy applications of nuclear science and technology, will continue and further increase its important role in serving society.

The truly international environment of this Master’s programme gives graduating students a body of knowledge and skills which will forever be precious commodities in the globalised world. Graduating students will be eagerly recruited by industry, authorities and research establishments in Sweden, Europe and worldwide.

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Tuition fee
  • EUR32228 per full programme ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • Free ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310 000
  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are generally required to pay an application fee of SEK 900.
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay an application fee.
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Year 1

Mandatory courses

  • Sustainable Power Generation
  • Nuclear Reactor Physics, Major Course
  • Radiation, Protection, Dosimetry and Detectors
  • Nuclear Reactor Technology
  • Nuclear Power Safety

Optional courses

  • Reactor Chemistry
  • Renewable Energy Technology
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Generation IV Reactors
  • Radiation Damage in Materials
  • Leadership for Safe Nuclear Power Industry
  • Elements of the Back-end of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Geological Storage in Precambrian Bedrock
  • Thermal-Hydraulics in Nuclear Energy Engineering
  • Nuclear Reactor Dynamics and Stability
  • Monte Carlo Methods and Simulations in Nuclear Technology
  • Numerical Methods in Nuclear Engineering
Year 2

Mandatory courses

  • Theory and Methodology of Science (Natural and Technological Science)
  • Research Methodology in Physics
  • Degree Project in Physics, Second Cycle
  • The Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Optional courses

  • Atomic Physics for Fusion
  • Plasma Physics
  • Transmutation of Nuclear Waste
  • Management in Nuclear Industry
  • Neutron Transport Theory and Reactor Kinetics
  • Compact Reactor Simulator- Exercises in Reactor Kinetics and Dynamics
  • Chemistry and Physics of Nuclear Fuels
Degree project and thesis

Students will complete the two-year Master’s programme with a degree project. The project and its resultant thesis may be performed at the Albanova University Centre (KTH), or at an external research facility, in a company in Sweden or in another country. With the growing need for competent employees in the nuclear industry, there are many opportunities to perform this project at a company in the industry. KTH’s nuclear departments have already established an excellent tradition of conducting several degree projects per year at top Swedish nuclear power companies (e.g. Vattenfall, Westinghouse, Forsmark).

There are also close contacts with other universities and research centres in Europe, USA and Asia, with opportunities for students to work abroad.


To be considered eligible for the programme you must fulfil both the general and specific admission requirements. The general admission requirements are the same for all programmes at KTH while the programme specific requirements vary between the programmes.

Programme specific admission requirements
A Bachelor's degree corresponding to 180 ECTS, or equivalent, with an academic background in at least one of the following fields; atomic/subatomic physics, mechanical engineering, applied physics, electrical/chemical engineering relevant to power generation/distribution, energy utilisation and material science.

International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Sweden when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Stockholm, Sweden

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