M2 Nuclear energy

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  • Capacité d'accueil
    100
  • Langue(s) d'enseignement
    Anglais
  • Régime(s) d'inscription
    Formation initiale
    Formation continue
Présentation
Objectifs pédagogiques de la formation

The Master Nuclear Energy is an international Master's degree, whose objective is to provide high-level foreign and French students with the main knowledge necessary for the nuclear industry producing low-carbon electricity. Through the quality and scope of the content processed, it makes it possible to meet a wide spectrum of the needs of companies in this field by recruiting students with high initial employability. This Master's degree also aims to prepare students for research in the nuclear field (e. g. Reactor Physics, Modeling and Simulation, Instrumentation, Radiochemistry). The entire Master's degree therefore addresses the different professions in civil nuclear energy. Its teaching is entirely provided in English.
The first year is splitted in two track: Physics and Chemistry. Each of these intend to provide student essential knowledge to prepare them for the second year in the master.
In the second year, five tracks are proposed:
- Fuel Cycle: this course aims to learn the physico-chemistry necessary for the different stages of the nuclear fuel cycle. It is based on the introduction of the basic research concepts required for the development and fine-tuning of processes and the design of new industrial objects. This track is only accessible from M1 Chemistry.
- Decommissionning and Waste Management: this course aims to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to conduct a project to clean up and dismantle old nuclear installations (reactor, plant, workshop, laboratory, installation, contaminated site or soil) and to manage radioactive waste. This track is accessible from both M1.
- Operation: the objective here is to learn how to operate, control and maintain a nuclear installation, in particular a nuclear power plant. The programme provides the knowledge base for understanding the physical phenomena related to the operation of a facility, in particular from the point of view of safety and security. This track is mainly accessible from M1 Physics.
- Nuclear Plant Design: this course provides students with in-depth training in the design and construction of nuclear facilities such as nuclear power plants or fuel processing plants. It covers the safety approach, project management, civil engineering as well as systems and equipment. This track is only accessible from M1 Physics.
- Nuclear Reactor Physics and Engineering:this in-depth training, focusing on the physics of nuclear reactors, aims to meet the needs of the nuclear industry such as those related to the optimized operation of the current fleet, the deployment of Generation III+ reactors (EPR...), the design of Generation IV nuclear reactors. It also includes the design and operation of experimental reactors and the development and interpretation of experiments. This track is only accessible from M1 Physics.

Lieu(x) d'enseignement
GIF SUR YVETTE
PALAISEAU
PARIS 15
CHAMPS SUR MARNE
ORSAY
Pré-requis, profil d’entrée permettant d'intégrer la formation

Bachelor in Physics Bachelor in Chemistry

Compétences
  • Analyser, concevoir et proposer des solutions à des problèmes complexes dans l’un des grands domaines de l’énergie nucléaire : Ingénierie, Exploitation, Gestion des Déchets et démantèlement, Cycle du Combustible.
    Analyze, design and propose solutions to complex problems in one of the major fields of nuclear energy: Engineering, Operations, Waste Management and Decommissioning, Fuel Cycle.

  • Être à l’aise et innovant dans le domaine électronucléaire.
    Be comfortable and innovative in the field of nuclear power.

  • Agir en professionnel responsable dans le domaine de l’énergie nucléaire
    Act as a responsible professional in the field of nuclear energy.

  • Mener un projet, une équipe dans un environnement multiculturel et international
    Lead a project, a team in a multicultural and international environment.

Profil de sortie des étudiants ayant suivi la formation

At the end of the Master students can pretend to one of the five following engineer profiles:
- Engineer in Fuel Cycle
- Engineer in Decommissioning and Waste Management
- Engineer in Nuclear Power Plant design
- Engineer in Nuclear Power Plant operation
- Engineer in Nuclear Reactor Physics

Débouchés de la formation

Students will have access to job opportunities in civil nuclear industry from the Master Nuclear Energy industrial partners (EDF, AREVA, FRAMATOME, ...) and their adjoint companies.
The possibility of PhD thesis is also opened.

Collaboration(s)
Laboratoire(s) partenaire(s) de la formation

Centre de Sciences Nucléaires et de Sciences de la Matière
Institut de physique nucléaire d'Orsay
Laboratoire de l'accélérateur linéaire
Service d'étude des réacteurs et de mathématiques appliquées.

Programme

Le M2 comprend 5 sous-parcours. Le premier semestre comprend 4 modules de tronc commun (pour un total de 12 ECTS) commun au 5 sous-parcours (groupe 1). Le groupe 2 correspond à un cours commun à 4 sous-parcours (cours de Risk management). Le groupe 3 est commun aux sous-parcours DWM et FC. Le groupe 4 est commun aux sous-parcours NPD et O. Le groupe 5, 6, 7, 8 et 9 sont spécifiques aux sous-parcours DWM, FC, NPD, NRPE, et O, respectivement. Enfin le groupe 10 est commun aux sous-parcours NPD, NRPE, et O.
Par ailleurs les sous-parcours FC, NPD et NRPE comportent tous 30 ECTS au premier semestre; par contre les sous-parcours DWM et O comportent 28 ECTS au premier semestre.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Radiation Protection 3 10.5 12 6
PWR Functional Description 3 21 3
Nuclear Fuel Cycles. Nuclear Reactor Systems 3 3 24
Introduction to Safety. Criticality-Safety 3 17 3 4
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Risk Management 4 30
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Introduction to Nuclear physics and Neutronics 2 24
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Nuclear Physics and Neutronics 3 15 12
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Thermohydraulics 4 33
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Politics, Strategy and Management of Decommissioning 5 24 15
Dismantling and Waste Decommissioning 5 49
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Separation and Recycling 4 30 3
Radiochemistry 2 12 12
Fuel: from Mine to Reactor 3 14 7
Cooling and Molten Salts 3 18 3
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Materials Physics: Concrete 2 18 6
From Seismology to Earthquake Engineering 2 27
Calculation Codes 3 30
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Reactor Physics and Simulation 2 3 24
Nuclear Physics 4 25.5 16.5
Nuclear Materials 4 24 7.5 12
Neutronics 1 4 3 36
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Operation Management 3 21 13 8

Les cours de second semestre intègrent les cours de tronc commun (dont le stage - groupe 1) et les cours spécifiques aux 5 sous-parcours du M2 (groupes 2, 3, 4, 5 et 6 pour les sous-parcours DWM, FC, NPD, NRPE et DWM, respectivement).
Par ailleurs les sous-parcours FC, NPD et NRPE comportent tous 30 ECTS au second semestre; a contrario les sous-parcours DWM et O comportent 32 ECTS au second semestre. L'ensemble des 5 sous-parcours comprennent 60 ECTS.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Internship 18
Energy Transition, Flexibility 2 15
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Waste Management 4 51 50
Methods of Decommissioning 4 27 18
Calculation Codes 2 2 15
Calculation Codes 1 2 18
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Waste Conditioning 4 21 12
Radioactive Waste Management and Repository Design 3 21 6
Process, Simulation and Process Control 3 23 2 6
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Systems and Equipments 4 39
Numerical Design 3 15 18
Materials Physics: Corrosion 1 12
Design 2 24
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Neutronics 2 4 28.5 6 24 4.5
Multiphysics and Uncertainties 2 12 3
Advanced Thermohydraulics 4 20.5 3.5 9
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Safety and Production 4 45
Non Destructive Testing 1.5
Maintenance 4 36 3 3
Control Command and Code Simulation 4.5 40.5 9 1.5
Modalités de candidatures
Période(s) de candidatures
Du 15/01/2020 au 15/07/2020
Pièces justificatives obligatoires
  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Lettre de motivation.

  • Tous les relevés de notes des années/semestres validés depuis le BAC à la date de la candidature.

Pièces justificatives complémentaires
  • Dossier VAPP (obligatoire pour toutes les personnes demandant une validation des acquis pour accéder à la formation).

  • Attestation de niveau d'anglais (obligatoire pour les non anglophones).

Contact(s)
Responsable(s) de la formation
Secrétariat pédagogique
Anne Boutu - anne.boutu2@cea.fr
Admission
Droits d’inscription

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