Nuclear Engineering, M.Sc.

Nuclear Engineering, M.Sc.

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  • 24 months
The graduate school in Nuclear Engineering is aimed at providing knowledge of the basis of operation in nuclear energy producing systems. The education is based on research with high relevance for both the industry and the academia. The Nuclear Engineering programme is delivered by Chalmers University of Technology.


The individual study plans should be elaborated in such a way that such goals could be achieved. In addition, the individual study plan should not only be based on a follow-­up of the research project being performed. This document should tackle research, education, and leadership aspects. Concerning the last two aspects, a plan allowing the development of pedagogical skills and leadership activities should be proposed and regularly monitored.

The school interacts both with other universities and industrial partners. On the national level the coordination of education in Nuclear Engineering Nuclear Engineering is partly organized in the Swedish Centre for Nuclear Techniques (Svenskt Kärntekniskt Centrum, SKC) in which Chalmers, KTH and Uppsala University participate. On international level there is cooperation and student exchange with many internationally highly regarded universities, for instance in the framework of ENEN, European Nuclear Education Network, which Chalmers is a member of. The graduate school organization and results of the individual research projects with relevance for industry are regularly reported to industrial partners and feedback is provided.

The Nuclear Engineering programme is offered at the Chalmers University of Technology Chalmers University of Technology.

The graduation in the Nuclear Engineering Doctoral School is performed in two steps, the licentiate and the doctoral degrees. The extent of the graduate work is measured according to a credit system, where 1.5 credits correspond to one week full-time work.
The licentiate degree comprises 120 credits. The doctoral degree comprises 240 credits. This corresponds to 2 years and 4 years respectively of full time studies. Approximately one quarter of the time is used for coursework, mainly through literature studies and graduate courses. Sometimes the student is offered departmental work, such as lab supervision, tutorials, lecturing or preparation of research reports or applications. Such work is paid by the department but done outside the time allocated for the graduate program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Solvent extraction
  • Nuclear materials
  • Chemistry of lanthanides, actinides and super-heavy elements
  • Modelling of nuclear reactors
  • Basic radiation protection and dosimetry
  • Radiopharmaceutical chemistry
  • Noise techniques in nuclear reactors
  • Radioecology and radioanalytical chemistry
  • Nuclear reactor safety
  • Fusion plasma physics
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                  Academic Requirements

                  • Bachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) with aMajor in Engineering Physics, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering with Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Mathematics or the equivalent.
                  • English Language Proficiency
                  • A university degree of at least 240 credits in Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, or equivalent is required as well as a good working knowledge in English. Students, who do not fulfil the formal competence requirements but have corresponding knowledge, may be approved after examination. 

                  Tuition Fee

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                    14551 EUR/year
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                  • 140 000 SEK/ academic year;

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                  • 7552 - 13940 SEK/month
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