The worldwide collaboration on the development of nuclear fusion as a safe, clean and inexhaustible energy source is now culminating in the construction of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). Located in southern France, ITER will demonstrate 10-fold power multiplication at the 500 MW level.
The ITER project is giving the science and engineering of nuclear fusion a major boost. But it will also need a new generation of highly trained engineers and scientists for its operation. Eindhoven University of Technology has selected fusion science and technology as one of its high-profile areas, by starting a dedicated research group and establishing a full-blown master’s program on fusion.
The curriculum of the Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion programme from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is truly interdisciplinary – combining elements from applied physics, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering – and places emphasis on the goal-oriented nature of fusion research.
If you are bright, ambitious, interested in high-tech, not afraid of a serious challenge, and a concern for the sustainability of the planet, this program might be just the course for you.
You can also choose to combine this master’s program with Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering as a ‘double degree’. This requires about 6 months of extra study.
The MSc Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion is the perfect preparation for a career in international fusion research. With construction of ITER now starting, a new generation of bright and well-trained fusion researchers and engineers is needed. Young people with a good overview over the field, a keen eye for the societal aspects of fusion energy and the drive to bring the incredibly complex ITER project to success.
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- Fusion on the back of an envelope
- Homologation for fusion
- Magnetic confinement and MHD of fusion plasmas
- Fusion reactors: extreme materials, intense plasma wall interaction
- Model-based science: principles and practice
- Control Engineering
- Power Electronics
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- 24 months
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- We strongly advise that you apply as soon as possible and ensure that your complete application arrives at TU/e by mid April at the latest.
DisciplinesPhysics Energy & Power Engineering General Engineering & Technology View 35 other Masters in Physics in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
A BSc degree in (Applied) Physics, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering or equivalent is required. The specific content that should be included in the BSc depends on prior education of the student. Specific content that is preferably included in the BSc degree is:
- Basic engineering (design, signals, control, materials) for at least 15 ECTS
- Mathematics (calculus, algebra) for at least 20 ECTS
- Basic physics (mechanics, electromagnetism, optics, thermodynamics, transport physics) for at least 20 ECTS
- Bachelor final project in a physics or engineering topic of at least 10 ECTS
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International16200 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16200 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA2083 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
Various scholarships are open to students wishing to follow a Master's program at Eindhoven University of Technology. A requirement of most scholarships is that you have been admitted to a Master's program before you may apply to the scholarship.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.