M2 Nuclear energy
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Lettre de motivation.
Tous les relevés de notes des années/semestres validés depuis le BAC à la date de la candidature.
Attestation de niveau d'anglais (obligatoire pour les non anglophones).
Dossier VAPP (obligatoire pour toutes les personnes demandant une validation des acquis pour accéder à la formation).