Master of Nuclear Engineering 12 months Postgraduate Program By KU Leuven |Top Universities
Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

1,116 EURTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Main Subject Area

Engineering - GeneralMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Engineering - General

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Nuclear Engineering

The Master of Nuclear Engineering is a one-year programme organised by 6 Belgian universities in collaboration with SCK CEN. It is a modular programme that facilitates individual participation in selected courses or foreign students' participation in blocs of courses.

About this programme 

Probably the most familiar nuclear engineering application is the production of electricity by means of nuclear power. Over 30% of electricity in the EU and roughly 55% in Belgium is provided by nuclear power. Moreover, at a small absolute but high relative scale, Belgium developed on its territory almost all kinds of nuclear activities: power plants, fuel production, radioelement production, engineering companies, accelerator design and fabrication, waste management, safety management, nuclear medicine, research and higher education.

BNEN, the Belgian Nuclear higher Education Network consisting of KU Leuven, Universiteit Gent, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Université de Liège, Université Catholique de Louvain and the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK CEN, organises a one-year (60 credits) advanced master programme in nuclear engineering. 

The primary objective of the BNEN programme is to educate young engineers in nuclear engineering and its applications and to develop and maintain high-level nuclear competences in Belgium and abroad. BNEN catalyses networking between academia, research centres, industry and other nuclear stakeholders. All teaching activities take place at SCK CEN. Courses are organised in English and in a modular way; teaching in blocks of one to three weeks for each module allows optimal time management for students and lecturers, facilitates registration for individual modules, and allows easy access for international students.

The Belgian Master of Nuclear Engineering programme is embedded in the European ENEN association, a non-profit international organisation of universities and research centres for the preservation and further development of higher nuclear education and expertise.

Programme structure

The programme consists of 60 ECTS and can be completed on a full-time (one-year) or part-time (two-years) basis. Courses are organised in a modular way with teaching blocks of one to three weeks for each module. This allows optimal time management for students and lecturers, facilitates registration for individual modules, and provides easy access for international students. The master thesis is an essential part of the programme. The chosen subject can be in a wide range of nuclear engineering related topics, that are directly linked to the of SCK CEN’s R&D programme, research of the professors at the partner universities, or operational problems in industry.

Career perspectives

Upon completion of the Master's programme in Nuclear Engineering, students will have acquired:

  • a thorough understanding of nuclear physical processes;
  • a comprehensive knowledge of the procedures and techniques necessary to control nuclear processes;
  • an in-depth knowledge of nuclear safety, reliability procedures and nuclear waste treatment;
  • the competence to design and maintain structures to control nuclear processes;
  • communicative skills in the field of nuclear technology and the capability to participate in research concerning the above mentioned topics.
Graduates possess the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out duties at a high level of responsibility in nuclear power plants, nuclear research reactors, nuclear regulatory organisations, nuclear engineering firms, nuclear fuel fabrication, nuclear waste treatment and radio-isotope production.

In addition, the degree itself is an important part of the legal qualifications necessary to become a safety professional in a major nuclear installation.

Program overview

Main Subject

Engineering - General

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Nuclear Engineering

The Master of Nuclear Engineering is a one-year programme organised by 6 Belgian universities in collaboration with SCK CEN. It is a modular programme that facilitates individual participation in selected courses or foreign students' participation in blocs of courses.

About this programme 

Probably the most familiar nuclear engineering application is the production of electricity by means of nuclear power. Over 30% of electricity in the EU and roughly 55% in Belgium is provided by nuclear power. Moreover, at a small absolute but high relative scale, Belgium developed on its territory almost all kinds of nuclear activities: power plants, fuel production, radioelement production, engineering companies, accelerator design and fabrication, waste management, safety management, nuclear medicine, research and higher education.

BNEN, the Belgian Nuclear higher Education Network consisting of KU Leuven, Universiteit Gent, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Université de Liège, Université Catholique de Louvain and the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK CEN, organises a one-year (60 credits) advanced master programme in nuclear engineering. 

The primary objective of the BNEN programme is to educate young engineers in nuclear engineering and its applications and to develop and maintain high-level nuclear competences in Belgium and abroad. BNEN catalyses networking between academia, research centres, industry and other nuclear stakeholders. All teaching activities take place at SCK CEN. Courses are organised in English and in a modular way; teaching in blocks of one to three weeks for each module allows optimal time management for students and lecturers, facilitates registration for individual modules, and allows easy access for international students.

The Belgian Master of Nuclear Engineering programme is embedded in the European ENEN association, a non-profit international organisation of universities and research centres for the preservation and further development of higher nuclear education and expertise.

Programme structure

The programme consists of 60 ECTS and can be completed on a full-time (one-year) or part-time (two-years) basis. Courses are organised in a modular way with teaching blocks of one to three weeks for each module. This allows optimal time management for students and lecturers, facilitates registration for individual modules, and provides easy access for international students. The master thesis is an essential part of the programme. The chosen subject can be in a wide range of nuclear engineering related topics, that are directly linked to the of SCK CEN’s R&D programme, research of the professors at the partner universities, or operational problems in industry.

Career perspectives

Upon completion of the Master's programme in Nuclear Engineering, students will have acquired:

  • a thorough understanding of nuclear physical processes;
  • a comprehensive knowledge of the procedures and techniques necessary to control nuclear processes;
  • an in-depth knowledge of nuclear safety, reliability procedures and nuclear waste treatment;
  • the competence to design and maintain structures to control nuclear processes;
  • communicative skills in the field of nuclear technology and the capability to participate in research concerning the above mentioned topics.
Graduates possess the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out duties at a high level of responsibility in nuclear power plants, nuclear research reactors, nuclear regulatory organisations, nuclear engineering firms, nuclear fuel fabrication, nuclear waste treatment and radio-isotope production.

In addition, the degree itself is an important part of the legal qualifications necessary to become a safety professional in a major nuclear installation.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

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Admission criteria

The BNEN programme has a limited capacity of enrollment, as lab sessions are organized at the premises of the SCK-CEN research center, using its experimental facilities.
For the most recent – and only official – information on the admission requirements, please check our webpage.

Student profile

Students entering the BNEN programme are expected to have a solid background in engineering, mathematics and physics. They should possess a problem-solving attitude and a genuine spirit for safety.

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Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

1,116 EUR
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International Students

1,116 EUR
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