Nuclear Engineering field has a continuous need for professionals to control nuclear power plant reactors and generators, taking into consideration and putting into practice nuclear safety in all subsystems of a nuclear plant.
Nuclear power is a key component in the transition towards clean and feasible energy systems. Nuclear power has an excellent track record in providing abundant and dispatchable clean electricity for the electrification of the society. Nuclear heating and nuclear propulsion are emerging as new applications. In all applications, nuclear power must be safe.
At LUT, nuclear engineering research and education focuses on three aspects: nuclear power plant engineering, nuclear safety, and next generation reactors.
Nuclear Engineering program will give you a comprehensive understanding of how to utilize nuclear power safely. You will learn about energy economics, environmental impacts, savings and emissions, nuclear energy and safety, and the development of plant processes. Your studies will emphasize light water reactors, but you will also learn the basic principles of other reactor types, including fast reactors and heavy water and gas cooled reactors.
Nuclear Engineering program includes core, advanced specialisation, minor and elective studies.
Core studies, 28 ECTS credits, include courses on maintenance management, nuclear power plant engineering, sustainability, technology and society, and applied mathematics.
Advanced specialisation studies, 42-65 ECTS credits, include compulsory and alternative studies:
Compulsory studies: nuclear reactor design, computational nuclear thermal hydraulics, nuclear reactor physics methods, nuclear reactor physics analyses, nuclear reactor dynamics, steam turbines, theoretical nuclear thermal hydraulics, experimental nuclear thermal hydraulics, radiation protection.
Alternative studies: energy systems engineering, steam boilers, energy scenarios, turbulence models, reliability engineering, computational fluid dynamics, energy economics.
Minor studies, 0-30 ECTS credits, focus on environmental responsibility, renewable energy and energy efficiency, the modelling of energy systems, technomathematics, and technical physics.
In elective studies, you can select any discipline at LUT.
The Master’s thesis, 30 ECTS credits, is an advanced research project completed during the fourth semester. The Master’s thesis requires approximately six months of full-time work.
Graduates from Nuclear Engineering program can work in every field related to nuclear power: in power production, in research and development, for nuclear industry subcontractors, in regulatory authorities or in companies building nuclear power plants.
Graduates have versatile professional capabilities that allow them to work as project engineers and managers, with components, with safety and regulations, etc.