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Nuclear Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #61 (ARWU) ,
BNEN, the Belgian Nuclear higher Education Network organises a one-year (60 credits) advanced master programme in nuclear engineering. BNEN is organised through a consortium of six Belgian universities and the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, SCK•CEN.


The primary objective of the BNEN programme is to educate young engineers in nuclear engineering and its applications and to develop and maintain high-level nuclear competences in Belgium and abroad. BNEN catalyses networking between academia, research centres, industry and other nuclear stakeholders. All teaching activities take place at SCK•CEN. Courses are organised in English and in a modular way; teaching in blocks of one to three weeks for each module allows optimal time management for students and lecturers, facilitates registration for individual modules, and allows easy access for international students.

The Belgian Master of Nuclear Engineering programme is embedded in the European ENEN association, a non-profit internationa­l organisation of universities and research centres for the preservation and further development of higher nuclear education and expertise. Students who enrol for at least 20 credits of courses in a foreign university, receive an ENEN certificate next to their BNEN degree.

The BNEN one-year programme was created in close collaboration with representatives of the utility companies and power plants and teaches students in all aspects of nuclear technology and its applications, creating nuclear engineering experts in the broad sense. The programme consits of a compulsory part of general courses, that needs to be complemented with three elective courses. These elective courses are used to either broaden or deepen a theme. Exercises and hands-on sessions in the specialised laboratories of SCK•CEN complement the theoretical classes and strengthen the development of nuclear skills and attitudes in a research environment. Various technical visits are organised to research and industrial nuclear facilities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nuclear Energy: Introduction
  • Introduction to Nuclear Physics and Measurements
  • Radiation Protection
  • Nuclear Reactor Theory
  • Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • Nuclear Materials
  • Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics
  • Safety of Nuclear Power Plants

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Applicants must have obtained an academic degree after at least five years of study (Master of Science, Engineering or equivalent) in a discipline related to the content of the programme from a recognised University, College or Institute.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5524 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5524 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    922 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 922 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Gent

  • 754 - 1210 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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