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, specialisation, minor and elective studies.

Core studies (18 ECTS credits) include courses on maintenance management, nuclear power plant engineering, sustainability, and technology and society.

Specialisation studies (min. 72 ECTS credits) include obligatory and alternative studies:

Obligatory specialisation studies (60 ECTS credits) include courses on nuclear reactor design, computational nuclear thermal hydraulics, nuclear reactor physics methods and analyses, nuclear reactor dynamics, theoretical nuclear thermal hydraulics, experimental nuclear thermal hydraulics, and steam turbines.

Alternative specialisation studies (12-35 ECTS credits) include courses on energy systems engineering, steam boilers, energy scenarious, turbulence models, reliability engineering, computational fluid dynamics, and energy economics.

The Master's thesis, 30 ECTS credits, is a part of specialisation studies. The thesis is an advanced research project, which requires approximately six months of full-time work. Students complete it during their fourth semester.

You can find the most recent information about degree structures and courses in the LUT study guide.

Double degree studies for LUT degree students

The programme also offers 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.

Students admitted to complete the Master's degree in this Master's programme at LUT may apply to the double degree programme with the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University.

More information about the double degree studies

Double degree studies for students from partner universities

Students from partner universities are able to study as double degree students 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

Nuclear Engineering

Degree
Master of Science in Technology

Credits
120 ECTS credits

Duration
2 years

Start date
August 2020

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
2 December 2019 − 22 January 2020
at 15:00 (UTC+2)

Rolling Admission
1 October 2019 − 31 May 2020