Nuclear Energy

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Learning outcome targets

The Master’s in Nuclear Energy (Nuclear Engineering) is an international Master’s which aims to provide high calibre foreign and French students with the key knowledge necessary for the nuclear industry and the production of low-carbon electricity. The quality and breadth of the content it deals with means it meets a wide range of requirements of companies in this field by recruiting students with high initial employability. This Master’s also aims to prepare students for research in the nuclear field (e.g. Reactor Physics, Modelling and Simulation, Instrumentation, Radiochemistry). As a result, the whole Master's course integrates the various professions in civil nuclear energy. Teaching is conducted entirely in English.
The two M1 courses, Physics & Engineering and Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, aim to provide a broad education ranging from the essential scientific and technological aspects to the physical and chemical aspects of nuclear energy. The two courses share a common core (76% and 66% in semesters 1 and 2, respectively) and include both the core courses which underpin nuclear energy-related professions: nuclear physics, thermodynamics, neutronics, radiation-matter interactions, computer science and courses oriented towards chemistry (Chemistry & CE track): separative chemistry, speciation and processes, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, nuclear analytical methods, radiolysis, nuclear materials chemistry, process engineering, or physics (Physics & E course): thermodynamics, continuum mechanics and fluid mechanics and heat transfer These two M1 courses provide all the knowledge necessary to follow one of the following courses in the single M2 offered as part of the degree:
The Fuel cycle course (FC) aims to cover all the physico-chemistry necessary for the different stages of the nuclear fuel cycle. It is based on the introduction of basic research concepts required for the development and perfection of processes and the design of new industrial objects.
The aim of the Decommissioning & Waste Management (DWM) course is to gain the knowledge, expertise and interpersonal skills necessary to be able to carry out a project for the decontamination and decommissioning of old nuclear facilities (reactor, plant, workshop, laboratory, installation, contaminated site or soil) and the management of radioactive waste.
The Nuclear Plant Design (NPD) course provides students with in-depth training in the design and construction of nuclear facilities such as nuclear power plants and fuel processing plants.

Post-graduate profile

Master's level student (engineer equivalent) having developed skills in nuclear engineering.

Transfer paths

The purpose of the M1 is to provide students with a knowledge base that prepares them for entry into various M2s. The prerequisites are fulfilled by completing the Master.

Academic partnerships

Institut Polytechnique de Paris
ChimieParis (Université Paris Sciences & Lettres)
École des Ponts ParisTech (Université Paris Est)


Undergraduate degree in Physics and/or Chemistry.

Skills required within the Field of Study :
  • Analyse, design and propose solutions to complex problems in one of the key areas of nuclear energy: Engineering, Operations, Waste Management and Decommissioning, Fuel Cycle.

  • Be confident and innovative within the nuclear power field

  • Act as a responsible nuclear professional

  • Lead a project or a team in a multicultural and international environment.