The need for manpower in the nuclear industry is increasing due to new power plant projects.
This field has a continuous need for professionals to control nuclear power plant reactors and generators, taking into consideration and putting into practice nuclear safety in all subsystems of a nuclear plant. In this programme, you will learn about energy economics, environmental impacts, savings and emissions, nuclear energy and safety, and the development of plant processes.
Your studies will emphasise light water reactors, but you will also learn the basic principles of other reactor types, including fast reactors and heavy water and gas cooled reactors.
Intended learning outcomes
After completing this Master's programme, you will:
- be able to utilise different numerical methods of reactor physics and thermal-hydraulic safety analysis
- understand the nuclear fuel cycle
- understand and will be able to explain the design principles of nuclear reactors, nuclear steam supply systems and safety systems
- be able to apply and develop mathematical models to solve energy technological problems
- be able to manage and organise both national and international projects
- design energy technology related equipment, plants, processes and systems
- be able to communicate and act in academic and research environments
- be able to work as a specialist in energy technology.
Degree structure and studies
The Master's Programme in Nuclear Engineering is a two-year programme. It leads to the degree of Master of Science in Technology, M.Sc. (Tech.), which is 120 ECTS credits.
The programme includes core and specialisation studies.
Core studies (23-24 ECTS credits) include courses on maintenance management, nuclear power plant engineering, introduction to sustainability, the foundation of computational fluid dynamics.
Specialisation studies (97 ECTS credits). Specialisation studies include obligatory and elective studies:
Obligatory specialisation studies (57 ECTS credits) include courses on nuclear reactor design, computational nuclear thermal hydraulics, nuclear reactor physics methods, nuclear reactor dynamics, steam turbines.
Elective specialisation studies (40 ECTS credits) include courses on energy systems engineering, steam boilers, turbomachinery, turbulence methods, reliability engineering.
The Master's thesis and seminar, 30 ECTS credits, is a part of specialisation studies. The thesis an advanced research project, which requires approximately six months of full-time work. It is completed during the fourth semester of the degree programme.
Double degree studies for LUT degree students
The programme also offers students a possibility for double degree studies. Students admitted to the double degree programme receive a degree certificate from two universities after they have fulfilled the degree requirements of both universities involved.
Students admitted to complete the Master's degree in this Master's programme at LUT may apply for the double degree programme with the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University.
Double degree studies for students from partner universities
Students from partner universities are able to study as a double degree student at LUT. Students admitted to the double degree programme receive a degree certificate from two universities after they have fulfilled the degree requirements of both universities.
The programme's double degree partner universities are:
- Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Russia
- Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University, Russia
- St. Petersburg Mining University, Russia
- Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia
How to Apply
You can apply to this Master's programme through either the rolling or the regular admission process:
- Rolling Admission (1 October 2018−31 May 2019)
- Regular Admission (3 December 2018−23 January 2019)