Programme objectives

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

The aim of the European Master in Nuclear Fusion Science and Engineering Physics (FUSION-EP) programme is to provide a high-level multinational research-oriented education in fusion-related engineering physics, in close relation to the research activities of the partners, and with a well-integrated language and cultural experience. The Joint European Masters Programme offers a genuine European opportunity for Master level studies in a field which is of crucial importance to contribute to the solution of the ever more urgent and vital problem of world energy supply. The Erasmus Mundus programme is a co-operation and mobility programme in the field of higher education organised by the European Commission. It aims to enhance quality in European higher education and to promote intercultural understanding through co-operation with third countries. The programme is intended to strengthen European co-operation and international links in higher education by supporting high-quality European Masters Courses, by enabling students and visiting scholars from around the world to engage in postgraduate study at European universities, as well as by encouraging the outgoing mobility of European students and scholars towards third countries.

Knowledge and understanding

For the master’s degree, the student should:

  • have thorough knowledge about the scientific foundation and common practice of the Nuclear Fusion Science
  • be able to identify fusion-related engineering physics problems in various technical systems and natural phenomena, and place them in a larger context
  • be able to describe technological processes using mathematical models, and to assess the applicability and limitations of the models.

Skills and abilities

For the master’s degree, the student should:

  • critically select and apply analytical and numerical methods to solve problems in fusion-related engineering physics
  • search and follow technical and scientific literature in fusion-related engineering and close fields
  • communicate with various target groups in a professional way
  • be able to plan, organize and document the work, and work together in a group.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

For the master’s degree, the student should:

  • be able to analyze engineering physics problems in an independent manner acquire the information and knowledge that is necessary to establish a qualified opinion
  • have an insight into possibilities and limitations of technology, its role in society, and responsibilities for its application.