Nuclear Energy Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    32674
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #159 ,
The Masters 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.

About

The Masters 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 Masters 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.

Career

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 Masters 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.

Programme Structure

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 Masters 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. KTHs 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

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.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 32674 International
  • Free EU/EEA
  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310 000
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Funding

Every year 30 KTH Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence. Recipients of the KTH Scholarship will have their tuition fee waived for the first and the second year, provided that the study results during the first year are satisfactory. Funding for additional expenses, such as living costs, is not included in the waiver.

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