Nuclear Energy Engineering, M.Sc.

Nuclear Energy Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #98 (QS) ,
The master’s programme in Nuclear Energy Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology offers students an extensive and detailed education in the key areas pertaining to nuclear technology. 


Compulsory courses will provide all students on the programme with a strong foundation in the reactor physics and technology field. Research-oriented students will have several opportunities to choose courses in preparation for work in reactor physics research or in a nuclear engineering research environment. 

At the same time, students of this Nuclear Energy Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology interested in more industry-related nuclear engineering can choose courses preparing them for a position in the industry, with an optional management-oriented specialisation.

Students will complete the two-year master’s programme with a degree project. The project and its resultant thesis may be completed at the Albanova University Centre (KTH), or at an external research facility, in a company in Sweden or in another country. With the growing need for competent employees in the nuclear industry, there are many opportunities to carry out this project at a company in the industry. 

KTH’s nuclear departments have already established an excellent tradition of completing several degree projects per year at top Swedish nuclear power companies (e.g. Vattenfall, Westinghouse, Forsmark). There are also close contacts with other universities and research centres in Europe, USA and Asia, with opportunities for students to work abroad.


With advances in science and technology, nuclear energy is increasingly regarded as an eminent part of the global energy-environment equation needed to satisfy the growing demand for energy in a rapidly developing world. Undoubtedly, nuclear energy, as well as other non-energy applications of nuclear science and technology, will continue and further increase its important role in serving society.

The truly international environment of this master’s programme gives graduating students a body of knowledge and skills which will forever be precious commodities in the globalised world. 

Graduating students will be eagerly recruited by industry, authorities and research establishments in Sweden, Europe and worldwide. The examples of “typical” companies employing our graduates are: Vattenfall, Westinghouse, Forsmark Kraftgrupp, Ringhals, Radiation Safety Authority (SSM), Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management (SKB) EdF, CEA in France.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Nuclear Reactor Physics, Major Course 
  • Radiation, Protection, Dosimetry and Detectors 
  • Nuclear Reactor Technology 
  • Sustainable Energy Transformation Technologies 
  • Nuclear Power Safety
  • Theory and Methodology of Science (Natural and Technological Science) 
  • Research Methodology in Physics
  • Degree Project in Physics, Second Cycle 
  • The Nuclear Fuel Cycle 

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Full-time
          • Full-time duration 24 months
        • Credits
          120 ECTS
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus

        English Language Requirements

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        Academic Requirements

        To be considered eligible for the programme you must fulfil both the general and specific admission requirements. The general admission requirements are the same for all programmes at KTH while the programme specific requirements vary between the programmes.

        Programme specific admission requirements

        A bachelor's degree corresponding to 180 ECTS, or equivalent, with an academic background in at least one of the following fields; atomic/subatomic physics, mechanical engineering, applied physics, electrical/chemical engineering relevant to power generation/distribution, energy utilisation and material science.

        Tuition Fee

        • International Applies to you

          14946.5 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 29893 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
        • EU/EEA Applies to you

          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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        • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The tuition fee for the full programme is SEK 310,000
        • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

        Living costs for Stockholm

        • 9668 - 17250 SEK/month
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