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.
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 and specialization studies.
Core studies include courses on maintenance management, nuclear power plant engineering, sustainability, and technology and society.
Specialization studies include obligatory and alternative studies:
- Obligatory specialization studies include courses on nuclear reactor design, computational nuclear thermal hydraulics, nuclear reactor physics methods and analyses, nuclear reactor dynamics, theoretical nuclear thermal hydraulics, experimental nuclear thermal hydraulics, and steam turbines.
- Alternative specialization studies include courses on energy systems engineering, steam boilers, energy scenarios, turbulence models, reliability engineering, computational fluid dynamics, and energy economics.
The Master’s thesis is a part of specialization studies.
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 allows them to work as project engineers and managers, with components, with safety and regulations, etc.