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Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
Duration
16200 EUR/year
2083 EUR/year
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About

The Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion programme from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is the obvious path for those who want to specialize in fusion. The international character, work in interdisciplinary groups and societal aspects of fusion research are also emphasized in the program.

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Overview

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.

Career

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. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 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. 

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16200 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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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