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, advanced specialisation, minor and elective studies.

Core studies, 28 ECTS credits, include courses on maintenance management, nuclear power plant engineering, sustainability, technology and society, and applied mathematics.

Advanced specialisation studies, 42-65 ECTS credits, include compulsory and alternative studies:

Compulsory studies: nuclear reactor design, computational nuclear thermal hydraulics, nuclear reactor physics methods, nuclear reactor physics analyses, nuclear reactor dynamics, steam turbines, theoretical nuclear thermal hydraulics, experimental nuclear thermal hydraulics, radiation protection.

Alternative studies: energy systems engineering, steam boilers, energy scenarios, turbulence models, reliability engineering, computational fluid dynamics, energy economics.

Minor studies, 0-30 ECTS credits, focus on environmental responsibility, renewable energy and energy efficiency, the modelling of energy systems, technomathematics, and technical physics.

Elective studies can be chosen from any discipline at LUT to complement your studies.

The Master's thesis, 30 ECTS credits, is an advanced research project completed during the fourth semester. The Master's thesis requires approximately six months of full-time work.

You can find the most recent information about degree structures and courses in the LUT study guide 2021/2022.

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 the following:

  • 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 2022

Language
English

Tuition fees and scholarships
EUR 13 500 Non-EU/EEA students
Scholarships available

Academic unit
LUT School of Energy Systems

Location
Lappeenranta campus

Rolling admission
1 November 2021 − 31 May 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+3)

Regular admission
1 December 2021 − 19 January 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+2)