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,... [-]

Master in Energy Innovation

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 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.... [-]

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.... [-]