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Master Year 1 Nuclear Energy

Master Year 1 Nuclear Energy
Year

Master Year 1

Program

Nuclear Energy

ECTS Credits

60

Language

English

Orientation

Research and Industry

Location

Palaiseau Campus, Institut national des sciences et techniques nucléaires (CEA), Université Paris Saclay

Course duration

12 months, full time

Course start

September

Degree awarded

Master’s degree obtained on completion of a second year of Master

WHY ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?

The nuclear sector is the third-largest industrial sector in France. It brings together 2,500 companies with nearly 220,000 employees and generates revenues of €50 billion according to the General Directorate of Companies of the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

The nuclear industry is the fourth largest innovative industry with 1.3 billion euros of investment per year. With 58 reactors spread over 19 nuclear sites, France has the largest nuclear fleet in the world in proportion to its population. Unlike other generating industries, the nuclear industry offers sustainable, skilled, and “non-relocation” jobs.

France controls the entire nuclear production value chain, which allows a greater proportion of jobs to be captured. The number of specialized training courses has increased sharply in recent years: nearly 70 have been registered in France since 2010. The number of skilled engineers graduating per year has increased threefold in four years. More and more foreign students are taking part in the training courses, especially from countries wishing to increase their nuclear electricity production or access this type of production.

The Master Nuclear Energy benefits not only from high-level field experts as faculty members but also from strong industrial partners, in particular EDF, and institutional partnerships with key French national research agencies.

Year

Master Year 1

Program

Nuclear Energy

ECTS Credits

60

Language

English

Orientation

Research and Industry

Location

Palaiseau Campus, Institut national des sciences et techniques nucléaires (CEA), Université Paris Saclay

Course duration

12 months, full time

Course start

September

Degree awarded

Master’s degree obtained on completion of a second year of Master

The Nuclear Energy Master’s program provides knowledge on the current and future needs of the nuclear industry: optimizing the performance of existing nuclear reactors, designing third-generation nuclear installations (reactors and factories for fuel cycle), develop new fourth-generation processes and systems, operate installations, manage waste and decommissioning. The courses are complemented by an internship at a research laboratory where students will have the opportunity to put the theoretical knowledge they have acquired into practice.

The first year is splitted in two tracks: Physics and Engineering and Chemistry and Engineering

Objectives

This first-year Master’s program enables students to:

  • Acquire the knowledge and essential skills to enter the second-year program of the Nuclear Energy Master
  • Enhance their knowledge in nuclear physics, material science, thermohydraulic, neutronics and nuclear reactor physics
  • Gain knowledge in more specific fields such as mathematics, thermodynamics, economy of energy, data processing and project management

After completing and graduating from the Nuclear Energy Master’s program, students will be able to build a career in the nuclear energy sector:

Research and development

Decommissioning

Safety operator

Waste management

Radioprotection

Design nuclear installations or reactors

Construction

Consulting offices

Research in higher education

Track Physics and Engineering and track Chemistry and Engineering

Basic Nuclear Physics

36h

4 ECTS

English

Thermodynamics

27h

3 ECTS

English

Interactions of Particles with Matter

33h

3 ECTS

English

Basic Neutronics

21h

2 ECTS

English

Energy Production Technologies

27h

3 ECTS

English

Mathematics

24h

3 ECTS

English

Language

36h

2 ECTS

English for French-speakers

French for English-speakers

Economics of Energy

30h

3 ECTS

English

Project Management

30h

3 ECTS

English

Chemical Engineering

36h

3 ECTS

English

Data processing

24h

2 ECTS

English

Internship

10 weeks (minimum)

9 ECTS

English

Solution Chemistry 1

Speciation & Process

30h

4 ECTS

English

Chemistry of Nuclear Materials

36h

4 ECTS

English

Radiolysis

23h

2 ECTS

English

Atomic & Molecular Spectroscopy

30h

3 ECTS

English

Analytical Chemistry of Radioactive Elements

39h

4 ECTS

English

Solution chemistry 2

Separation chemistry

24h

3 ECTS

English

Electrical Power Engineering

27h

3 ECTS

English

Material Science & Mechanics

42h

4 ECTS

English

Basic Quantum Mechanics

27h

3 ECTS

English

Control and Command

30h

3 ECTS

English

Fluid Mechanics & Heat Transfer

36h

4 ECTS

English

Continuum Mechanics

12h

1 ECTS

English

Detection Applied to Physics

18h

2 ECTS

English

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Completion of a Bachelor of Science at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad.

Language prerequisites

English

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for 2022-2023

The Master in Nuclear Engineering applies the following exemption policy:

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students : 243€
  • Non EU/EEA/Switzerland students : 6243€
  • EMINE students are totally exempt from fees (according to the rules of this program)

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Coordinator

Anne-Lise Gloanec

Program office

Anne Richard

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr

Accreditation

Our program is accredited by I2EN and EIT InnoEnergy                  

Main Industrial partner

EDF gave the initial impetus for the creation of our formation in 2009 and financially supported it. It is important to know that for helping student EDF scholarships are possible.

The EDF Group, one of the main actors in the French electricity market, enjoys strong positions in Europe making it one of the world’s leading electricians and a recognized gas player. It is also present in the design and manufacture of equipment and fuels for nuclear reactors and has one of the largest production fleets in the world. The EDF Group participates in the supply of energy and services to 39.8 million customer sites worldwide. He is one of the quality partners of the Master Nuclear Energy in the framework of the partnership «Science & Teaching» program with the “Institut de France”. EDF remains one of the companies that recruits the most in France.

External hires are focused on the core business, and technical recruitments are becoming very predominant = nearly 70% of all recruitments.The professional families that recruit the most are in particular those of distribution and network management, nuclear exploitation, project management, and IT professions.The development of digital technology, an ambition enshrined in the CAP2030 objective, requires the recruitment of employees with a strong IT culture, who can contribute to projects by specializing in cyber security, big data, or the management of industrial computer projects.

Other Partners

  • Framatome
  • ORANO
  • CEA
  • QSSYSTEM
  • ANDRA
  • IRSN
Description

The Nuclear Energy Master’s program provides knowledge on the current and future needs of the nuclear industry: optimizing the performance of existing nuclear reactors, designing third-generation nuclear installations (reactors and factories for fuel cycle), develop new fourth-generation processes and systems, operate installations, manage waste and decommissioning. The courses are complemented by an internship at a research laboratory where students will have the opportunity to put the theoretical knowledge they have acquired into practice.

The first year is splitted in two tracks: Physics and Engineering and Chemistry and Engineering

Objectives

This first-year Master’s program enables students to:

  • Acquire the knowledge and essential skills to enter the second-year program of the Nuclear Energy Master
  • Enhance their knowledge in nuclear physics, material science, thermohydraulic, neutronics and nuclear reactor physics
  • Gain knowledge in more specific fields such as mathematics, thermodynamics, economy of energy, data processing and project management

After completing and graduating from the Nuclear Energy Master’s program, students will be able to build a career in the nuclear energy sector:

Research and development

Decommissioning

Safety operator

Waste management

Radioprotection

Design nuclear installations or reactors

Construction

Consulting offices

Research in higher education

Track Physics and Engineering and track Chemistry and Engineering

Basic Nuclear Physics

36h

4 ECTS

English

Thermodynamics

27h

3 ECTS

English

Interactions of Particles with Matter

33h

3 ECTS

English

Basic Neutronics

21h

2 ECTS

English

Energy Production Technologies

27h

3 ECTS

English

Mathematics

24h

3 ECTS

English

Language

36h

2 ECTS

English for French-speakers

French for English-speakers

Economics of Energy

30h

3 ECTS

English

Project Management

30h

3 ECTS

English

Chemical Engineering

36h

3 ECTS

English

Data processing

24h

2 ECTS

English

Internship

10 weeks (minimum)

9 ECTS

English

Solution Chemistry 1

Speciation & Process

30h

4 ECTS

English

Chemistry of Nuclear Materials

36h

4 ECTS

English

Radiolysis

23h

2 ECTS

English

Atomic & Molecular Spectroscopy

30h

3 ECTS

English

Analytical Chemistry of Radioactive Elements

39h

4 ECTS

English

Solution chemistry 2

Separation chemistry

24h

3 ECTS

English

Electrical Power Engineering

27h

3 ECTS

English

Material Science & Mechanics

42h

4 ECTS

English

Basic Quantum Mechanics

27h

3 ECTS

English

Control and Command

30h

3 ECTS

English

Fluid Mechanics & Heat Transfer

36h

4 ECTS

English

Continuum Mechanics

12h

1 ECTS

English

Detection Applied to Physics

18h

2 ECTS

English

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Completion of a Bachelor of Science at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad.

Language prerequisites

English

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for 2022-2023

The Master in Nuclear Engineering applies the following exemption policy:

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students : 243€
  • Non EU/EEA/Switzerland students : 6243€
  • EMINE students are totally exempt from fees (according to the rules of this program)

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Coordinator

Anne-Lise Gloanec

Program office

Anne Richard

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr

Accreditation

Our program is accredited by I2EN and EIT InnoEnergy                  

Main Industrial partner

EDF gave the initial impetus for the creation of our formation in 2009 and financially supported it. It is important to know that for helping student EDF scholarships are possible.

The EDF Group, one of the main actors in the French electricity market, enjoys strong positions in Europe making it one of the world’s leading electricians and a recognized gas player. It is also present in the design and manufacture of equipment and fuels for nuclear reactors and has one of the largest production fleets in the world. The EDF Group participates in the supply of energy and services to 39.8 million customer sites worldwide. He is one of the quality partners of the Master Nuclear Energy in the framework of the partnership «Science & Teaching» program with the “Institut de France”. EDF remains one of the companies that recruits the most in France.

External hires are focused on the core business, and technical recruitments are becoming very predominant = nearly 70% of all recruitments.The professional families that recruit the most are in particular those of distribution and network management, nuclear exploitation, project management, and IT professions.The development of digital technology, an ambition enshrined in the CAP2030 objective, requires the recruitment of employees with a strong IT culture, who can contribute to projects by specializing in cyber security, big data, or the management of industrial computer projects.

Other Partners

  • Framatome
  • ORANO
  • CEA
  • QSSYSTEM
  • ANDRA
  • IRSN