Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

Master's degree in Nuclear Engineering

The master's degree in Nuclear Engineering aims to provide students with the skills required to take on positions of responsibility in companies and research centres in the nuclear sector. Students will gain thorough knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of nuclear engineering and of the technology associated with energy production by nuclear fission chain reaction. Students will acquire a broad understanding of the entire chain of energy conversion of nuclear fuel into final energy and of the life cycle of facilities, from uranium mining and initial plant construction to spent fuel management and decommissioning. Students will become familiar with regulations and nuclear safety culture, develop a strategic view of the sector and acquire the ability to understand problems and make decisions.

Approximately half of the lectures of the master’s degree are taught by nuclear industry experts from companies, research centres and other universities. Work placement will allow students to work with experts who will share their knowledge and expertise.

This master’s degree is included in the InnoEnergy / Campus Energia educational project, as the European Master in Nuclear Energy (EMINE).

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Duration and start date
One academic year, 90 ECTS credits. Starting September
Timetable and delivery
Afternoons. Face-to-face
Fees and grants
Approximate fees for the master’s degree, excluding academic fees and degree certificate fee, €6,018 (€9,027 for non-EU residents).
This master's degree was selected in the Masters of Excellence grant programme of the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation for the 2017-2018 academic year . More information is available at the Foundation's website.
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Language of instruction

Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering (ETSEIB)

Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register
Double-degree agreements
Double-degree pathways at a single school
  • Master's degree in Nuclear Engineering + Master's degree in Industrial Engineering (ETSEIB)
With universities around the world
  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Technology Engineering + Master's degree in Nuclear Engineering and Diplôme d’ingenieur from one of the Ecoles Centrales (Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Supélec).
General requirements
Academic requirements for admission to master's degrees
Specific requirements

The master's degree is addressed to people with scientific-technological university studies in the following sectors:

  • Pre-EHEA degrees in Industrial Technologies, Materials, Energy, Chemistry, Mechanics and Electricity.
  • Other pre-EHEA Engineering degrees and bachelor's degrees in Engineering.
  • Bachelor's degrees in Physics orChemistry.
Admission criteria
  • English level B2.2 is required.
  • Academic record.
  • First degree and university of origin.
  • Professional experience.
Pre-enrolment closed (consult the new pre-enrolment periods in the academic calendar).
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Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.

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