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Master's Programme in Nuclear Engineering

The need for manpower in the nuclear industry is increasing due to new power plant projects, new applications of nuclear energy, and the long-term use of existing power plants.

This field has a continuous need for professionals to oversee nuclear power plants, including reactors, power conversion systems, and safety systems, taking into consideration and putting into practice advances in science and technology.

Nuclear power is a key component in the transition towards clean and feasible energy systems. Nuclear power has an excellent track record in providing abundant and dispatchable clean electricity for the electrification of the society. Nuclear heating and nuclear propulsion are emerging as new applications. In all applications, nuclear power must be safe.

At LUT, nuclear engineering research and education focus on three aspects: nuclear power plant engineering, nuclear safety, and reactors for new applications – including next generation technologies.

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This Master's programme will give you a comprehensive understanding of how to utilise nuclear power safely. You will learn how to design nuclear reactors. Nuclear power plant engineering focuses on how different components in nuclear power plants work together, what specific requirements apply to components used in nuclear power plants, how to design for radiation protection, and how to consider the life cycle of power plants, including fuel and waste management.

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

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

Degree
Master of Science in Technology

Credits
120 ECTS credits

Duration
2 years

Start date
August 2021

Language
English

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

Academic unit
LUT School of Energy Systems

Campus
Lappeenranta

Regular admission
1 December 2020 − 20 January 2021 at 15:00 (UTC+2)

Rolling admission
1 November 2020 − 31 May 2021 at 15:00 (UTC+2)