M2 Nuclear Engineering, Master | Paris-Saclay University | Paris, France
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M2 Nuclear Engineering

24 months
4000 EUR/year
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The M2 Nuclear Engineering at Paris-Saclay University 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.


This M2 Nuclear Engineering Master's degree at Paris-Saclay University also aims to prepare students for research in the nuclear field (e. g. Reactor Physics, Modeling and Simulation, Instrumentation, Radiochemistry). The entire Master's degree therefore addresses the different professions in civil nuclear energy. Its teaching is entirely provided in English.

In M2, five tracks are proposed:

  • Fuel Cycle: this course aims to learn the physico-chemistry necessary for the different stages of the nuclear fuel cycle. It is based on the introduction of the basic research concepts required for the development and fine-tuning of processes and the design of new industrial objects. This track is only accessible from M1 Chemistry.
  • Decommissionning and Waste Management: this course aims to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to conduct a project to clean up and dismantle old nuclear installations (reactor, plant, workshop, laboratory, installation, contaminated site or soil) and to manage radioactive waste. This track is accessible from both M1.
  • Operation: the objective here is to learn how to operate, control and maintain a nuclear installation, in particular a nuclear power plant. The programme provides the knowledge base for understanding the physical phenomena related to the operation of a facility, in particular from the point of view of safety and security. This track is mainly accessible from M1 Physics.
  • Nuclear Plant Design: this course provides students with in-depth training in the design and construction of nuclear facilities such as nuclear power plants or fuel processing plants. It covers the safety approach, project management, civil engineering as well as systems and equipment. This track is only accessible from M1 Physics.
  • Nuclear Reactor Physics and Engineering: this in-depth training, focusing on the physics of nuclear reactors, aims to meet the needs of the nuclear industry such as those related to the optimized operation of the current fleet, the deployment of Generation III+ reactors (EPR...), the design of Generation IV nuclear reactors. It also includes the design and operation of experimental reactors and the development and interpretation of experiments. This track is only accessible from M1 Physics.

Career prospects

Engineer in Fuel CycleEngineer in Decommissioning and Waste ManagementEngineer in Nuclear Power Plant designEngineer in Nuclear Power Plant operationEngineer in Nuclear Reactor Physics

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Radiation Protection
  • Nuclear Fuel Cycles. Nuclear Reactor Systems
  • Nuclear Physics and Neutronics
  • Thermohydraulics
  • Dismantling and Waste Decommissioning
  • Politics, Strategy and Management of Decommissioning
  • Radiochemistry
  • Fuel: From Mine to Reactor
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Calculation Codes
  • Process, Simulation and Process Control

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines






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

  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Motivation letter.
  • Certificate of English level (compulsory for non-English speakers).
  • VAP file (obligatory for all persons requesting a valuation of the assets to enter the diploma).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • 8000 € for non EU students who have attended M1
  • 12000 € for others

Living costs for Paris

1195 - 1778 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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