Nuclear Power Engineering, M.Eng.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English


After graduating from the Nuclear Power Engineering programme offered by the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), you will be able to design, maintain and operate nuclear power plants and its main equipment such as nuclear reactors, steam generators and steam turbines. In-depth study of theoretical basis in nuclear reactor physics, thermal hydraulics and nuclear power plant safety will be also performed.

Key Points

  • individual approach and on-going assistance;
  • the course is delivered in English;
  • scientific research activities, regular participation in seminars, conferences and forums;
  • joint projects and research activities with teachers' engagement;
  • international contacts for future career at top positions;
  • communication with experts from leading construction and engineering companies;
  • scholarships to study abroad in English in one of the European partner universities (a semester or a summer school).

Our graduates become nuclear power plant engineers, and typically work for nuclear power plants, design institutes and manufacturing establishments. They may start with entry-level positions, which often deal with design or maintenance of plant equipment, and further they can be promoted to senior managerial positions, or to continue their studies in doctoral programs.

Programme Structure

Major areas of expertise: 

  • Advanced knowledge of nuclear reactor physics and thermal hydraulics;
  • Nuclear Power Plant Theory and Design;
  • Modeling and Simulation of processes in the context of nuclear reactors, steam generators and steam turbines;
  • Nuclear Power Plant Safety;
  • Publishing and scientific research work.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

  • Degree of Bachelor / Specialist / Master in a related area of expertise. 
  • English language proficiency at B+.
  • Written exam or multiple choice test in a relevant  field of studies;
  • Interview in English with a program coordinator (Skype option is available)
  • It is required to complete an application (on-line application is available) and submit documents.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    3922 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3922 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    2866 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2866 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • for foreign students: 286 000 Rubles
  • for Russian students: 209 000 Rubles

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 34733 - 58700 RUB/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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