The ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Department of Mechanical Engineering - D-MAVT), in conjunction with the EPF Lausanne, offers the specialized Master’s Program in Nuclear Engineering since 2008. The Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) contributes to the program by offering supervision and scientific infrastructure for projects and Master’s theses as well as by providing additional academic lecturers. Other institutions and research groups involved in the Master’s Program are the Energy Science Center (ESC) at ETH Zurich and the Energy Center (CEN) at EPF Lausanne.
The Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering prepares students for the diversity found at the frontiers of research and industrial development in the field of nuclear technology and offers a high level of interdisciplinarity, ranging from nuclear, neutron and reactor physics and radiation protection to thermo-fluid dynamics, reactor safety and materials science.
The overall objectives of the Master’s Program in Nuclear Engineering (NE) are to:
- Provide in-depth knowledge on nuclear fission for energy supply.
- Provide complementary knowledge on nuclear fusion.
- Provide knowledge on nuclear techniques in medicine, research and industry.
- Provide a view on the complete nuclear energy conversion system and the entire fuel cycle.
- Integrate nuclear energy into energy systems as a whole
You will study:
- Nuclear Reactor Physics and Technology,
- Radiation Biology and Radiation Protection,
- Nuclear Power Plant Safety and Decommissioning,
- Fuel Cycle from Uranium Mining to Waste Disposal,
- Integration of Nuclear Energy into Energy Systems,
- Principles of Controlled Nuclear Fusion,
- Nuclear Techniques in Medicine and Industry
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesMechanical Engineering General Engineering & Technology Nuclear Engineering View 24 other Masters in General Engineering & Technology in Switzerland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
The joint Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering Program has a strong interdisciplinary nature and students can apply to the program based on a Bachelor’s Degree in a broad range of basic and engineering sciences:
- Chemical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering / Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
- Mechanical Engineering
- Materials Science
International1390 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 695 EUR per semester during 24 months.
National1390 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 695 EUR per semester during 24 months.
- tuition fee: CHF 730 per semester
Living costs for Zürich
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.