Implementation of the education

Master's Programme, Nuclear Fusion Science and Engineering Physics, 120 credits (TFEPM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2010

Last edit: 09/03/2010
Approved: 18/03/2010

Structure of the education

The education in laid out in two academic years. In view of the expertise of the partners, the programme offers three programme tracks to the student: Plasma physics (fusion-oriented); Computational methods in physics; and Instrumentation and Radiation. The programme structure is combined with a mandatory stay of the student at three universities in three countries: semesters 1&2 at University A; semester 3 at B and semester 4 (Master thesis) in C. Semesters 3&4 are in a particular track. After semester 2 a summer event is organized in which the tracks and Master thesis topics are proposed. Student mobility is an inherent part of the programme structure and philosophy.

Courses

The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in Appendix 1: Course list

The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in appendix 1. The two-year FUSION-EP programme is organised over four semesters. The total training programme has to amount up to 120 ECTS and fulfil certain requirements concerning mobility. This ensures a Master programme with a strong common standard and a maximum flexibility to accommodate for students with different interests, language knowledge and background.The first semester starts with 4 compulsory physical/technical courses complemented by a Language and Culture course intended to immerse the student in the local language and culture. The second semester counts 3 compulsory courses. The Lab project course is intended to promote the experimental and team skills of the student. Of course, different projects will be offered to the various groups. The second semester is completed by two elective courses (i.e. courses from a well-defined and restricted list). All elective courses belong to one of the programme tracks. In the second semester the student still has the freedom to choose between all three tracks. All courses count 6 ECTS credits except for the master dissertation which counts for 30 ECTS. In view of the expertise of the partners, the programme offers three programme tracks to the student:T1: Plasma physics (fusion-oriented)T2: Computational methods in physicsT3: Instrumentation and radiation

 The above programme structure is combined with a mandatory stay of the student at three universities in three different countries as indicated in the table below:

Semester 1  University A

Semester 2  University A

Summer event

Semester 3  University  B

Semester 4  University  C

Grading system

Courses in the first and the second cycle are graded on a scale from A to F. A-E are passing grades, A is the highest grade. The grades pass (P) and fail (F) are used for courses under certain circumstances.

Courses in the first and the second level are graded on a scale from A to F. A-E are passing grades, A is the highest grade. The grades pass (P) and fail (F) are used for courses  under certain circumstances. Specification of any additional rules due to cooperation with universities with different grading systems.

Conditions for participation in the programme

Term enrolment is made to the coordinator to the next receiving university at least 2 month prior to the study begins.Course selection and prerequisites are organized through the Consortium coor

Term enrolment is made to the coordinator to the next receiving university at least 2 month prior to the study begins.Course selection and prerequisites are organized through the Consortium coordinator in cooperation with the program coordinator. All students meet in the yearly summer event – summer school. Scholar cooperation and mobility is particularly promoted by the structural connection between the specialised track education provided in semester 3 and the master thesis in the same track in semester 4.  In order to be registered for elective courses in Term 3, the student must have completed at least 45 ECTS of course work. Conditions of specialisation selection. A master thesis promoter and a co-promoter (in particular responsible to guide the student in the third semester) are assigned to each student. The summer event plays a crucial role here but this is only the yearly culmination point of contacts between the involved teachers and research groups.  Description of course enrolment are organized through the receiving institution in cooperation with the program coordinator.

dinator in cooperation with the program coordinator. All students meet in the yearly summer event – summer school. Scholar cooperation and mobility is particularly promoted by the structural connection between the specialised track education provided in semester 3 and the master thesis in the same track in semester 4.  In order to be registered for elective courses in Term 3, the student must have completed at least 45 ECTS of course work. Conditions of specialisation selection. A master thesis promoter and a co-promoter (in particular responsible to guide the student in the third semester) are assigned to each student. The summer event plays a crucial role here but this is only the yearly culmination point of contacts between the involved teachers and research groups.  Description of course enrolment are organized through the receiving institution in cooperation with the program coordinator.

Recognition of previous academic studies

With reference to the above mentioned admission system. Students with a Master degree in one of this field or an equivalent can request for a reduced programme (minimum 60 ECTS).
The FUSION-EP Managing Board decides on exemption of credits on the basis of proofs of exams passed. Exemption can be given up to 60 ECTS credits. This way you can get a second Masters degree in one year.
If you want to apply for exemption, make sure to include a full list of courses taken and credits received in your application.

Studies abroad

Student mobility is an inherent part of the programme structure and philosophy. Each student resides at 3 universities in 3 different countries (60 ECTS credits at university A, 30 at B and 30 at C).

Degree project

Degree project corresponds to 30 credit units. In general, the obligatory courses must be completed before the degree project can be started. The degree project is normally carried out individually, and the subject is in normal cases a specialization in the field a student studies for.

Degree

The agreement is based on a Duel Degree policy. Each student will receive a degree from each participating university. The Joint European Masters Programme, for the participating countries except for KTH which by Swedish law in prohibited in participating in cooperation for Joint Degree but  The courses must be "integrated" to be selected under Erasmus Mundus, which means that they must foresee a study period in at least two of the three universities and that it must lead to the award of a recognised double, multiple or joint diploma. Students who have successfully completed a two-year Master's programme (120 ECTS) will be awarded a "Teknologie masterexamen", translated into English as "Degree of Master of Science (two years)".