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Nuclear Energy

Institut Polytechnique de Paris

24 months
4243 EUR/year
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The Master Nuclear Energy is an international Master's degree, whose objective is to provide high-level foreign and French students with the main knowledge necessary for the nuclear industry producing low-carbon electricity. Students benefit from a multidisciplinary  program built in partnership with renowned engineering schools. 


Benefit from a multidisciplinary  program built in partnership with renowned engineering schools with Master Nuclear Energy at Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

A very large proportion of teachers come from the nuclear industry (EDF, FRAMATOME, ORANO, CEA, ANDRA…). Opportunities, for an internship or a job, are numerous both in large companies (EDF, ORANO, Framatome and CEA) and in the supply chain. Approximately 80% of students find a job directly at the end of their internship.

The first year is dedicated to the fundamentals in Nuclear Energy and is then splitted into two tracks: Physics & Engineering and Chemistry & Engineering. The courses are complemented by an internship at a research laboratory where students have the opportunity to put the theoretical knowledge they have acquired into practice.

The second year entails an internship, core courses in Safety and risk management and in Tools, needs and capacities for electricity production and then is splitted into five tracks:

  • Nuclear Reactors and Physics Engineering  (supported by INSTN)
  • Nuclear Plant and Design  (supported by ENSTA Paris)
  • Operations (supported by CentraleSupélec)
  • Fuel Cycle (supported by Chimie-ParisTech)
  • Decommissioning and Waste Management  (supported by CentraleSupélec and Ecole des Ponts ParisTec)

In partenership with EIT InnoEnergy


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

Programme Structure

The first-year focuses on:

  • Nuclear physics, material science, thermohydraulic, neutronics and nuclear reactor physics
  •  Mathematics, thermodynamics, economy of energy, data processing and project management

The second-year enables you to specialize in one of five majors:

  • Nuclear Plant Design: a complete skill in this field, not only technical, but also economical, organizational and managerial.
  • Decommissioning and Waste Management: It covers all procedures needed to ensure the safety of people and environment.
  • Fuel Cycle:  knowledge needed for the various stages of the fuel cycle; with a particular focus on separation and transmutation. 
  • Nuclear Reactor Physics and Engineering: existing reactor operations, developing and installing third-generation reactors and future Generation IV systems
  • Operations:  learn how to operate and maintain safely and efficiently nuclear facilities.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS
  • Year 1: 60 ECTS
  • Year 2: 60 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Year 1

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

  • English: B2 level

Year 2

  • Completion of the first year of a Master in nuclear engineering, physics, chemistry or mechanics at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad.

  • English: B2 level

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

    4243 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4243 EUR per year during 24 months.

Non EU/EEA/Switzerland students - 2 year program: 4,000€ for year 1 and 8,000€ for year 2 - only year 2 program: 12 000€  | EIT InnoEnergy partnership: exempted

Living costs for Palaiseau

640 - 950 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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