NE Master Program

Nuclear engineering is the discipline that makes use of radiation and radioactive material for a multitude of purposes. Nuclear engineers, like their civil, mechanical, electrical, and environmental engineering colleagues seek to develop technologies for the benefit of mankind. They do so by manipulating nuclear reactions which produce millions of times more energy per reaction than any other type.

A nuclear engineer works in a multidisciplinary field that crosses many industries. Applications in nuclear energy are well known where approximately 440 commercial nuclear power plants in 31 countries are producing over 11% of the world’s electricity reliably and without carbon dioxide emissions. Lesser known applications of nuclear reactions include medicine and healthcare. Nuclear engineers apply radiological sciences to perform medical imaging by using techniques such as computed X-ray tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), among many others. They also use radionuclides and radiation like X-rays and protons to perform radiation therapy. Nuclear engineers also apply nuclear sciences to other diverse fields such as nuclear propulsion for spacecrafts, activation analysis to perform radioactive tracing of materials for medicine, law enforcement, and pollution control, propulsion of ships and submarines, and the development of technologies to detect the smuggling of nuclear weapons-grade materials.

A master in Nuclear Engineering prepares students for a globally competitive career in one of these multidisciplinary fields. After two years (120 ECTS credits) of courses, an internship, and practical work, graduates with a master’s degree in nuclear engineering have a toolset to compete in the 21st century’s competitive technological environment by harnessing the basic building blocks of matter.

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