MSc Nuclear Energy (EIT InnoEnergy)
The joint master's programme in Nuclear Energy educates tomorrow’s nuclear engineers in how to address the key technical, social and environmental challenges faced by the industry. Going beyond the scope of a traditional nuclear education, the programme helps tomorrow’s engineers understand nuclear power in the context of a diverse energy mix. The programme is offered by four European universities through EIT InnoEnergy.
Nuclear Energy at KTH
Nuclear energy plays an essential role in the global low-carbon energy mix. It is vital to the successful energy transition – and is a dynamic sector in which to build a lifelong career in sustainable energy.
The master's programme in Nuclear Energy deepens your technical knowledge, while broadening your understanding of the wider energy sector and the societal, economic and environmental impacts of nuclear energy. Whether it’s leading the design of new reactor types, managing the safe decommissioning of older plants, developing innovative new policy, or planning effective waste management, this nuclear energy programme equips you to meet the challenges facing the global industry.
With courses given by industry experts, on-site work and practicals, and field visits, the programme also gives you unrivalled opportunities to engage directly with major industrial players and research institutes. More than half of your time on this nuclear energy programme is spent with industrial partners that include Areva, EDF and Endesa and the CEA, one of the most important research centres in nuclear energy in Europe
The two-year programme gives you an in-depth knowledge of the nuclear industry, and its role within the wider energy ecosystem. You receive the high-level scientific and technical education required to master the engineering complexities of nuclear power generation, as well as training in business and innovation management.
The master's programme in Nuclear Energy has strong partnerships with all the leading players in the European nuclear industry who actively participate in the programme to ensure it remains current and relevant to your needs – and their own. Where permitted, our partners are involved in curriculum design, student selection, teaching and lecturing, hosting internships, supporting master’s degree projects, and creating job opportunities for our graduates. You will also have the opportunity to engage with our industrial partners during networking events, guest lectures and field visits.
The programme enables you to integrate the technical aspects of the nuclear industry with key environmental, economic, regulatory and social issues.
The master's programme in Nuclear Energy is an international programme for an international industry. You will join students from all over the world for two years at two different universities and one of Europe’s leading business schools. After successfully completing the programme and your Master’s thesis, you will receive a double diploma: a Master’s degree from two of the following institutions:
- Master Material Science for Nuclear Energy, from Grenoble INP: Institute of Technology, France
- Master of Science, from KTH: Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
- Master of Science Nuclear Energy, from Université Paris-Saclay, France
- Master of Nuclear Engineering, from UPC: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech, Spain
The nuclear industry is truly international and requires a global mindset. The programme is an opportunity to start building your international network by working closely with fellow students from around the world, while the business-focused elements of the curriculum explore how to work in and manage multi-cultural teams.
The programme gives you a comprehensive understanding of the key issues surrounding nuclear energy, and opens up a wide variety of career paths, including the key areas of design and construction, operation and maintenance, decommissioning and waste management.
The strong focus on business skills and innovation will enable you to readily take on managerial and leadership positions. Alternatively, the programme is the first step to your career in research and PhD work.