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23 Master of Science Programs in Nuclear Energy Engineering

After completing undergraduate programs, serious students can start working toward Master of Science (MSc) to become more intimately acquainted with their fields and to pursue more-advanced careers. This higher level of education aids students later by giving them more opportunities to grow and advance in their chosen fields. The area of nuclear engineering is very expansive, but what is an MSc in… Read more

After completing undergraduate programs, serious students can start working toward Master of Science (MSc) to become more intimately acquainted with their fields and to pursue more-advanced careers. This higher level of education aids students later by giving them more opportunities to grow and advance in their chosen fields.

The area of nuclear engineering is very expansive, but what is an MSc in Nuclear Energy Engineering? First, students learn about the science and basic knowledge of nuclear energy production. After they have a firm grasp of the theoretical side of the field, they begin studying the practice of nuclear engineering. Everything from reactor physics to materials to fuel cycles should be studied. Meanwhile, you can narrow your interest to the specific career, of many, that you want to pursue. There are many options, which makes it a very viable major.

Besides the very advanced science you learn, the benefits of an MSc in Nuclear Energy Engineering also includes a very rewarding career. You will be helping shape the future of energy production or be a part of developing a more advanced energy system in budding countries.

Before you enroll, you should look into how much your program costs. Expenses vary depending on the university and country you decide to study in, so you should take all these aspects into consideration while looking at programs.

Professional nuclear engineers are always needed where nuclear energy is used. This includes already established systems and systems that are still being set up in developing countries. You can choose to work in design and development, research, management, plant operation, or manufacturing. When studying, you should keep in mind that the field is mostly split into two categories: applied and theoretical nuclear engineering.

If you are pursuing an undergraduate degree in nuclear energy and want to continue your education to higher levels, you should consider working toward a Master of Science in Nuclear Energy Engineering. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Saint Petersburg, Russia

The program is aimed at training professionals in nuclear power engineering. After graduating from this program, you will be able to design, maintain and operate nuclear power ... +

The program is aimed at training professionals in nuclear power engineering. After graduating from this program, you will be able to design, maintain and operate nuclear power plants and its main equipment such as nuclear reactors, steam generators, and steam turbines. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2022
01 Aug 2022
Campus
 
Khalifa University
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The degree of Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering (MSc in NUCE) is awarded by Khalifa University of Science and Technology for successfully completing the requirements of ... +

The degree of Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering (MSc in NUCE) is awarded by Khalifa University of Science and Technology for successfully completing the requirements of a program of study which includes taught courses as well as thesis. The thesis is an independent investigation of specialized areas within the general field of Nuclear Engineering and associated disciplines. The MSc in NUCE gives candidates the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in the broad field of NUCE and contribute to the process of discovery and knowledge creation through the conduct of original research. Candidates for this degree are taught and supervised by experienced faculty and are expected to demonstrate initiative in their approach and innovation in their work. In addition to successfully completing the taught course component of the program, candidates prepare and present a thesis on their chosen area. Research may be undertaken in several topics corresponding to the areas of focus identified by the University. -
MSc
Full-time
1620 - 1800 hours
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
The University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom

There is a substantial continuing need for specialist engineers to service the nuclear industry for the operation and decommissioning of the existing reactors, and a growing w ... +

There is a substantial continuing need for specialist engineers to service the nuclear industry for the operation and decommissioning of the existing reactors, and a growing worldwide programme of building new reactors. Against this background, The University of Manchester is offering a postgraduate programme in Nuclear Science & Technology to help supply the industry with expertise level to help fill the predicted skills gap. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
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IMT Atlantique
Nantes, France

The MSc in Nuclear Engineering, track in Advanced Nuclear Waste Management (ANWM) is designed to provide skilled and specialized human resources to the European and internatio ... +

The MSc in Nuclear Engineering, track in Advanced Nuclear Waste Management (ANWM) is designed to provide skilled and specialized human resources to the European and international states developing nuclear technology and focusing on Dismantlement and Decommissioning of Nuclear installations and Waste management. The combination of scientific and technical skills with management knowledge and strong safety culture (human factor and organizational safety) is meant to put the human being and environment safety as the priority number one. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Université de Lorraine
Nancy, France +4 More

The FUSION-EP master programme has been selected in the list of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) funded by the European Union. From the academic year starting i ... +

The FUSION-EP master programme has been selected in the list of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) funded by the European Union. From the academic year starting in Sept. 2021, fifteen scholarships (including the participation fees and a monthly allowance) are awarded to the applicants with the highest profile. Among these scholarships, about twelve are awarded to applicants from Partner Countries. The FUSION-EP programme, created in 2006, aims at training the next generations of magnetic confinement fusion physicists and engineers. Since the academic year 2019/2020, FUSION-EP shifted the coordination from the University of Gent to Aix-Marseille University in order to put forward new objectives. The FUSION-EP programme is organized in two periods of increasing specialization in two different countries until the 3rd semester's distinct track possibilities: Fusion Sciences and Fusion Technology. A very comprehensive insight into the cutting-edge R&D in nuclear fusion is guaranteed by the broad range of expertise available in the Consortium. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven, Netherlands

The worldwide collaboration on the development of nuclear fusion as a safe, clean and inexhaustible energy source is now culminating in the construction of the large test reac ... +

The worldwide collaboration on the development of nuclear fusion as a safe, clean and inexhaustible energy source is now culminating in the construction of the large test reactor ITER. ITER is being built in Europe (in Cadarache, France) and will demonstrate 10-fold power multiplication at the 500 MW level. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
LUT University
Lappeenranta, Finland

The need for manpower in the nuclear industry is increasing due to new power plant projects, new applications of nuclear energy, and the long-term use of existing power plants ... +

The need for manpower in the nuclear industry is increasing due to new power plant projects, new applications of nuclear energy, and the long-term use of existing power plants. This field has a continuous need for professionals to oversee nuclear power plants, including reactors, power conversion systems, and safety systems, taking into consideration and putting into practice advances in science and technology. At LUT, nuclear engineering research and education focus on three aspects: nuclear power plant engineering, nuclear safety, and reactors for new applications – including next generation technologies. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Warsaw University of Technology
Warsaw, Poland

Graduates from Nuclear Power Engineering possess a vast knowledge of general mathematics, thermodynamics, mechanics of solids, mechanics of fluids, environment protection, the ... +

Graduates from Nuclear Power Engineering possess a vast knowledge of general mathematics, thermodynamics, mechanics of solids, mechanics of fluids, environment protection, thermal engineering, turbomachinery, conventional and renewable power technologies, and socioeconomics. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
01 Oct 2022
18 Jul 2022
Campus
 
Politecnico di Milano
Milan, Italy

The aim of the MSc program in Nuclear Engineering is to prepare engineers with the necessary skills to design, build and operate power generation plants, radioactive waste tre ... +

The aim of the MSc program in Nuclear Engineering is to prepare engineers with the necessary skills to design, build and operate power generation plants, radioactive waste treatment plants, systems using radiation for industrial and medical applications, etc. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm, Sweden

The master’s programme in Nuclear Energy Engineering provides you with outstanding career opportunities and excellent opportunities for doctoral studies all over the world. Af ... +

The master’s programme in Nuclear Energy Engineering provides you with outstanding career opportunities and excellent opportunities for doctoral studies all over the world. After graduating you can pursue careers as a nuclear engineer (design, development and operation of nuclear power plants), consultant or analyst (nuclear reactor safety, operation and computation support), researcher (development of a new generation of reactors) and manager (leadership roles at power plants and nuclear facilities). -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
University of Birmingham - College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Birmingham, United Kingdom

The environmental impact from the use of fossil fuels and the uncertainties in their sources of supply has led to many alternative energy sources being investigated. But of th ... +

The environmental impact from the use of fossil fuels and the uncertainties in their sources of supply has led to many alternative energy sources being investigated. But of these, only nuclear fission power is at present sufficiently developed to provide an economically viable alternative to fossil fuels. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
31 Aug 2022
Campus
 
KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

Nuclear technology plays a crucial role in a wide variety of contexts and sectors in Belgium, including power production, waste management, nuclear fuel production, etc. The B ... +

Nuclear technology plays a crucial role in a wide variety of contexts and sectors in Belgium, including power production, waste management, nuclear fuel production, etc. The Belgian Nuclear Higher Education Network (BNEN) combines the expertise in nuclear education and research of six major Belgian universities (KU Leuven, UGent, VUB, UCL, ULG, and ULB) with the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK-CEN. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Wrocław, Poland

Nuclear Power Engineering is an international Master's programme which aims to provide foreign and Polish students with extensive and detailed knowledge and skills in the key ... +

Nuclear Power Engineering is an international Master's programme which aims to provide foreign and Polish students with extensive and detailed knowledge and skills in the key fields pertaining to nuclear energy. It offers a number of specialised courses, including lectures, laboratories, and classes, covering a wide range of topics from nuclear reactor physics, thermal-hydraulics and radiation protection to fuel cycle, and nuclear power plant safety, operation, and maintenance. -
MSc
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Feb 2023
30 Nov 2022
Campus
 
University of Idaho
Moscow, USA

Applications in Nuclear Energy Specialize in nuclear fuel processing, materials, radioactive waste treatment and management, thermal behavior and measurement, nuclear systems ... +

Applications in Nuclear Energy Specialize in nuclear fuel processing, materials, radioactive waste treatment and management, thermal behavior and measurement, nuclear systems design and modeling or applications of nuclear process heat and learn to harness the power of pollution-free energy. This program will give you the technical education and research experiences you need to work in industry, government or academia. -
MSc
English
 
International Institute of Nuclear Energy I2EN
Gif-sur-Yvette, France

The Master’s degree in Materials science for Nuclear Energy (MaNuEn) is an international Master’s program designed for students wishing to pursue a career in nuclear R&D, ... +

The Master’s degree in Materials science for Nuclear Energy (MaNuEn) is an international Master’s program designed for students wishing to pursue a career in nuclear R&D, whether in industrial companies or research organizations. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus