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
- Safety operator
- Waste management
- Design nuclear installations or reactors
- Consulting offices
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.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Year 1: 60 ECTS
- Year 2: 60 ECTS
DisciplinesPhysics Energy & Power Engineering General Engineering & Technology View 32 other Masters in Energy & Power Engineering in France
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
Completion of a Bachelor of Science at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad.
- English: B2 level
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
EU/EEA4243 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased 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
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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