Master in Nuclear Engineering

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Program Description

Master in Nuclear Engineering

Vrije Universiteit Brussel


The Advanced Master of Nuclear Engineering is a demanding programme where students with high level backgrounds in engineering investigate highly theoretical subjects such as neutron physics, fluid flow and heat transfer modelling, and apply them to reactor design, nuclear safety and plant operation & control.

At a more interdisciplinary level, the programme includes important areas of material science, with a particular interest in the fuel cycle. Radiation protection and nuclear measurements are included in the programme. All subjects are taught by academics appointed by the partner universities, while the practical exercises and laboratory sessions are supervised by members of the researcher staff of SCK•CEN. The final thesis offers an opportunity for an internship in industry or a research laboratory. BNEN grants are available for full-time students.

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More details about the programme's curriculum can be found here


Candidates holding a foreign Master degree in Engineering can be admitted after evaluation and approval by the Teaching Committee and with observance of the procedural rules of the respective partner universities.

Additionally, in order to be admitted, you need to be proficient in English.


The registration form, motivation letter, transcripts of records, and a CV should be submitter to the Belgian Nuclear Higher Education Network (BNEN) Teaching Committee.

STEP 2: Registration in one of the six partner universities
After approval by the Teaching Committee students need to register at one of the six universities (for example the Vrije Universiteit Brussel).

STEP 3: Access to the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre
All candidates will be screened by the Belgian Federal Agency for Nuclear Control for clearance and access to the nuclear infrastructure of SCK•CEN. Admission to the programme will depend on clearance and access being granted.

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This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 6, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 26, 2016
1 year
Full time
890 EUR
June 1, 2016
for EU/EEA nationals; 01/04/2016 for Non-EU/EEA nationals
Start date Sept. 26, 2016
Belgium Brussels
Application deadline June 1, 2016
for EU/EEA nationals; 01/04/2016 for Non-EU/EEA nationals
End date July 10, 2017
Duration 1 year
Price 890 EUR