Master's Programme in Nuclear Engineering

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.

Nuclear power is a key aspect in the transition towards clean and feasible energy systems. Nuclear power can provide an abundance of clean electricity for the electrification of the society. Above all, nuclear power must be safe. At LUT, nuclear engineering research and education focus on three aspects: nuclear power plant engineering, nuclear safety, and next generation reactors.

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This Master's programme will give you a comprehensive understanding of how to utilize nuclear power safely. Nuclear power plant engineering focuses on how different components in nuclear power plants act in the systems, what specific requirements apply to components used in nuclear power plants, and so on.

Nuclear safety focuses on preventing accidents, and on how a plant is operated safely if accidents happen. Research on next generation reactors focuses on, for example, small modular reactors.

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.

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Nuclear Engineering

Master of Science in Technology

120 ECTS credits

2 years

Start date
August 2021


Tuition fees and scholarships
EUR 10 000 Non-EU/EEA students
Scholarships available

Academic unit
LUT School of Energy Systems


Regular application period
1 December 2020 − 20 January 2021

Rolling admission
1 October 2020 − 31 May 2021