Masters Programs in Nuclear Energy Engineering

Compare 4 Masters Programs in Nuclear Energy Engineering

Nuclear Energy Engineering

Students who pursue a master’s degree are seeking to increase their knowledge and skills in a specific area of study. Most programs require an undergraduate degree in a related discipline. A Master in Nuclear Energy Engineering can provide a competitive edge for careers in the field.

What is a Master in Nuclear Energy Engineering? Program studies consist of knowledge and skills related to nuclear technology and policy. Courses may include reactor physics, nuclear fuels and materials, fuel cycle, waste management and safety issues. Discussions of economic, social and political contexts for nuclear power prepare graduates for a globalized industry. Students acquire skills in the engineering and operation of nuclear systems, monitoring and manufacturing processes, rules and regulations, technical criteria and safety design. Instruction in the intertwining of these areas produces the ability to provide leadership in multidisciplinary projects.

On a personal level, the benefits of the degree include advancement of career opportunities in addition to the ability to participate in development and improvement of systems. Both workers and the public can profit from better safety methods and enhanced engineering design.

Programs are available worldwide and cost varies according to location and curriculum. Students should research their possibilities to determine which option best meets their goals.

Nuclear energy is used in many countries around the world, providing an alternative to fossil fuels in meeting the growing demand for power generation. Professionals are needed in countries where development plans are being implemented as well as in places where nuclear power is currently utilized. Graduates are employed by utility companies, laboratories, consulting firms, plant designing firms, and government and private agencies. Jobs include design engineering and development, research, academic instruction, project or service management and plant operation. In addition to the field of power generation, nuclear energy experts are needed in the areas of medicine, agriculture, manufacturing and security.

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Master in Energy Engineering

Technical University of Ostrava
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Ostrava

This program introduces students to energy policy and presents it as one of the pillars of electricity and heat production in the Czech Republic. Students gain practical experience by contributing to the improvement of the cooperation of the Department and Faculty with various institutions and workplaces in the Czech Republic and abroad aimed at achieving a high level of expertise on the latest research equipment. [+]

Masters in Nuclear Energy Engineering. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Study Branch Energy Engineering Branch Profile Branch covers a wide range of energy issues. It introduces students to energy policy and presents it as one of the pillars of electricity and heat production in the Czech Republic. Graduates will be able to assess the choice of technology used in new energy sources according to criteria for maximum energy efficiency and minimum emissions. Students gain practical experience by contributing to the improvement of the cooperation of the Department and Faculty with various institutions and workplaces in the Czech Republic and abroad aimed at achieving a high level of expertise on the latest research equipment. All students deepen their knowledge of the theory of fluid mechanics, heat transfer and mass transfer and combustion, and study further on the construction and operation of the basic units of power equipment such as boilers, turbines, compressors, power stations, internal combustion engines and acquires of water management in energy, air and traffic control, diagnostics and maintenance in power. Students choose from one of the four specializations. For "Thermal power equipment and industrial power" possibilities include heat, nuclear power plants or the use of secondary sources of energy. For the specialization "Alternative energy and environmental technology" possibilities include ventilation and air conditioning, alternative and renewable energy sources and energy use of biomass and waste. The third specialization “Construction of steam boilers and heating equipment”, prepares specialists in the field of thermal calculations, design and construction of steam boilers, and is characterized by subjects: a steam boiler II, materials and strength design of boiler parts and design methodology in the field. Fourth specialization “Nuclear power equipment” prepares specialists in thermal and hydraulic calculations, design and construction of nuclear power plant components and is characterized by subjects: chemistry in nuclear energetic, nuclear power equipment, manufacturing technology of nuclear components, nuclear power machinery and applied mechanics in nuclear energetic. Graduates get good jobs, and practical application, whether it is focused on the design, operation and management. Key Learning Outcomes - Knowledge The objective of this study branch is the education of an engineer prepared for design, operation or managing work in power engineering and Energy Technology and in connected branches. In the basic, mandatory study programme, a student deepens his/her knowledge in the theory of fluid mechanics, the transfer of heat and mass and combustion and is thoroughly acquainted with the design and operation of basic units in the energy branches such as boilers, turbines, compressors, power units, combustion engines and obtains knowledge from the areas of water management in power engineering, air protection and operation, regulation, diagnostics and maintenance in power engineering. - Skills Students choose one of three possible specializations, and from options within each. For the specialization “Thermal Energetic Equipment and Industrial Power Engineering”, he/she can select for example, the gas industry, the heating industry, nuclear power equipment or the use of secondary energy sources. For the specialization “Alternative Energy and Environmental Technology” subjects include ventilation and air conditioning, alternative and renewable sources of energy or the energetic use of biomass and waste. The third specialization “The Construction of Stream Boilers and Thermal Equipment”, as a preparation of specialists in the areas of thermal calculations, with the design and construction of steam boilers, is characterized by the subjects, for example: steam boilers II, the materials and strength dimensions of boiler parts or construction methods. - General competencies: Graduates of this branch can easily find employment and well apply themselves in practice, whether it be oriented on design, operation or management. Specializations include: Thermal Power Equipment and Industrial Power Engineering, Alternative Energy and Environmental Technology, the Construction of Steam Boilers and Thermal Equipment. Occupational Profiles of Graduates Energy and Energy is part of almost all human activities. Graduates may work in energy companies, project organizations, and so on. Students during their study will be familiar with the production of heat and electricity, resource-efficient materials, incl. biomass and waste, will be able to identify sources of pollution, use diagnostic energy processes, handle design of combustion devices able to use both fossil and renewable energy sources. Admission Requirements Determined by Dean, may include entrance examination, other formal documents. Graduation requirement 120 ECTS Credits, Final state examination, Diploma thesis Course Structure Diagram with ECTS Credits 30 ECTS credits per semester. [-]

Master in Energy Innovation

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

There are five joint Master's programmes in Energy Innovation offered at KTH through KIC InnoEnergy. All programmes are in the field of sustainable energy and give a rare combination of engineering and entrepreneurship. The programmes deliver [+]

There are five joint Master's programmes in Energy Innovation offered at KTH through KIC InnoEnergy. All programmes are in the field of sustainable energy and give a rare combination of engineering and entrepreneurship. The programmes deliver cutting-edge knowledge in fields crucial to meeting today’s global energy challenges and enables you to study at two universities in two different European countries, receiving a double degree. KIC InnoEnergy has created seven Master's programme joint between European top universities. Five of these programmes are partially hosted by KTH. - Energy for Smart Cities (SMCS) - Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT) - Nuclear Energy (EMINE) - Renewable Energy (RENE) - Smart Electrical Networks and Systems (SENSE) Energy for Smart Cities (SMCS) The programme is ideal for graduates who are fascinated by energy technology and interested in environmental and socio-economic factors, as well as the electrical and thermo-mechanical aspects. It focuses on end-users of the electrical value chain; the citizen, the company or the city. During your first year, electrical and mechanical engineering courses are combined with general socio-economic, but still energy-related, subjects. An integrated project is also included. Your second year continues with a Master’s degree project and some elective courses, both general, broadening and option specific. The programme also organises a summer school to sharpen participants’ entrepreneurial skills in the energy sector. It includes soft skills such as team-building, networking, leadership, entrepreneurship and intercultural communication skills, all fuelled by interesting conversations with professionals from the energy industry, consultancy firms and municipalities. Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems Sustainable energy services is one of the key issues for humanity, considering the complete environmental footprint for the services delivered. The programme starts from the concept of basic renewable energy sources (sun, wind, geothermal) and considers the pathways towards a future sustainable energy system. The curriculum rests on a strong foundation in thermal sciences, emphasising the thermodynamic tools of exergy and thermoeconomic analysis. The programme is operated by a consortium consisting of seven universities and their associated industry partners. It offers extended industrial contacts integrated throughout the whole programme, especially as part of internships and seminars/workshops. The curriculum is jointly offered with teacher mobility for certain common lectures, but also remote teaching by specialist teachers. The programme offers modern and interactive learning material including virtual workshops which enhances the student learning process. Each year a kick-off and a spring seminar bring together first and second year students from all partner universities. These events give the students the possibility for networking and group discussions in an international setting. Nuclear Energy (EMINE) As a significant contributor to energy supply security and diversity, the nuclear industry is a key component of EU energy policy. For example, the price of nuclear electricity is competitive and predictable, and carbon emissions are low and comparable with the best renewable. Nuclear energy is also a potential low-carbon substitute for fossil-fuel-based combined heat and power production. The programme will help provide the industry, which already employs around 400,000 people in Europe, with the highly-qualified engineers required to meet the ambitious nuclear expansion plans that many countries are now drawing up. As a student, you receive the high-level technical education required to master the engineering complexities of nuclear power generation, as well as business training related to innovation issues and energy management. The programme thus helps you integrate the technical aspects of the nuclear industry with key political, economic and social issues. The uniqueness of the programme lies in the involvement of its industrial partners. Four major players of nuclear energy, AREVA, EDF, ENDESA and Vattenfall, take active part in the master programme. The CEA is also actively involved in EMINE, thus contributing its expertise as one of the most important research centres in nuclear energy in Europe. Renewable Energy (RENE) Thanks to the strong partnership between universities, innovation centrers and energy companies, the programme will provide you with a holistic understanding of the renewable energy field. You will gain state-of-the-art knowledge and expertise in fundamental renewable energy disciplines covering the value chain from power generation to storage and transmission. Mobility is a key part of the KIC InnoEnergy educational and innovation strategy. The programme offers you the opportunity to study in two top technical universities and a business school, in a friendly and multicultural environment, and the opportunity to carry out the Master's degree project through an internship at leading companies in renewable energy. Smart Electrical Networks and Systems (SENSE) The programme focuses on understanding, modelling and analysing the principles behind electric power generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation on a broad scale. Topics range from the design, operation, control and monitoring of individual components to national power systems in their entirety. The programme gives you a highly relevant and advanced education within the smart grid concept. Smart power grids are the electrical power system of the future. They operate in accordance with many of the key requirements that a sustainable energy system must meet – capacity, decarbonisation, efficiency, flexibility, reliability and sustainability. Existing technologies make up the bulk of the course content, but strong emphasis is also given to novel and innovative technologies that may stimulate the evolution of existing power grids into a ‘Smart Grid’. The innovation process itself, plus the route towards new business development in the electric power area, is addressed. [-]

Master in Nuclear Energy Science and Engineering

Harbin Engineering University (HEU)
Campus Full time September 2017 China Harbin

This Nuclear Energy Science and Engineering specialty was founded in 1980. The aim of this specialty is training the graduate students to be the high-level professional talents, mastery of the basic theory about Engineering Thermo-physics ... [+]

Master in Nuclear Energy Science and Engineering

This Nuclear Energy Science and Engineering specialty was founded in 1980. At present, it has a teacher staff consisting of 10 professors and 1 associate professor in 6 research fields, that including Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Performance, Safety and Reliability of Nuclear Reactor and NPP, Control and Test of Nuclear Reactor and NPP, NPP Operation and Simulation, NPP Equipments and Thermo-hydraulics of NPP.

The aim of this specialty is training the graduate students to be the high-level professional talents, mastery of the basic theory about Engineering Thermo-physics and Nuclear Energy Engineering, in the fields such as research, design, manufacture, operation and management of nuclear power engineering. The main courses included Nuclear Reactor Engineering, Advanced Heat Transfer, Mathematic Physical Method, Nuclear Power Plant, Nuclear Power Plant Components, Nuclear Turbine, Nuclear Power Plant Control, Nuclear Safety, Nuclear Power Plant Operation and Simulation, and so on.... [-]


Cambridge Masters in Nuclear Energy

University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

The MPhil in Nuclear Energy recognises that though the prospects for nuclear are now better than they have been for twenty years, nuclear works in a market for energy technologies and has not special right to be developed. [+]

MPhil in Nuclear Energy  

The MPhil in Nuclear Energy recognises that though the prospects for nuclear even after Fukushima are now better than they have been for twenty years, nuclear works in a market for energy technologies and has not special right to be developed. The political, economic and social context for nuclear power is as important as the technical merits of the designs of reactors and systems.

Nuclear technology is challenging because it is still relatively new being less than 70 years since the first controlled chain reaction. Also, it is challenging because of the multi-disciplinary nature of problems that often involve physics, materials and engineering at the same time.... [-]