Nuclear Engineering

Politecnico di Milano

Program Description

Nuclear Engineering

Politecnico di Milano

Mission and goals

The aim of the MSc programme in Nuclear Engineering is to prepare engineers with the skills necessary to design, build and operate power generation plants, radioactive waste treatment plants, systems using radiation for industrial and medical applications, etc.

The educational programme, therefore, gives emphasis to topics referring to energy applications, i.e. fission and fusion plants, nuclear fuel, materials and safety. Topics applied also in non-energy applications are accounted for, as in medical and industrial applications of radiation, material physics, plasma physics and nanotechnologies with a strong link to the nuclear field.

Eligible students

Students holding a Bachelor degree in Energy Engineering, Physics Engineering, Mathematical Engineering, Materials and Nanotechnology Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Electric Engineering and 15 years of education are eligible for application. Skills in basics and characterizing disciplines of Industrial Engineering are required.

Career opportunities

The graduates in Nuclear Engineering, thanks to the MSc multidisciplinary training, can easily be employed in the nuclear sector (e.g. industries operating in nuclear power plants design, construction and operation, in nuclear decommissioning and nuclear waste processing and disposal, in design and construction of radiation sources, in centers for nuclear fusion and high-energy physics), as well as in other areas such as the energy industry, the medical sector, the health, safety and environment sector (e.g. engineering companies, hospitals, consultancy and risk analysis firms) and also research centers and universities.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees

For EU students fees are based on students’ family income and the study plan presented, and range from about €800 to €3,300 per year.

Last updated May 12, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2017
2 years
Full time
3,500 EUR
Start date Oct. 2017
Italy Milan
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 3,500 EUR
Tuition fees for non EU students, per year. Tuition fees for EU students range from about 900 to about 3,500€ per year, for the two-year duration of the programme.