M.Sc. Nuclear Energy Engineering

KTH Royal Institute of Technology | Stockholm, Sweden
The Masters programme in nuclear energy engineering offers students deep knowledge and functional skills in most fields of relevance for 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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Description of Nuclear Energy Engineering

The Master’s programme in Nuclear Energy Engineering at KTH is also 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 (ParisTech – a cluster of universities in Paris) or in Grenoble (Grenoble Institute of Technology – INP) resulting in a double diploma degree.

Career prospects

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 their important role in serving society.

Given the above, students graduating from KTH with a body of knowledge and skills obtained through a Masters Programme in Nuclear Energy Engineering will continue to be rare commodities who will be eagerly recruited by industry, authorities and research establishments in Sweden, Europe and worldwide.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15
Tuition fee
  • EUR 15500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • Free (EEA)

Citizens of a country outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees: 145 000 SEK (Swedish kronor) per academic year (60 ECTS)

Start date August  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

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

Requirements for Nuclear Energy Engineering

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, material science.

In addition the BSc Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) should be at least 75 % of the scale maximum.

Work Experience for Nuclear Energy Engineering

No work experience is required.

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