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European Master in Nuclear Energy - Emine KIC Innoenergy

Updated on February 17, 2017
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Overview

  • Master

  • Degree awarded : Master
    Duration :
    Two years starting in August

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Summary

This European Master is at the heart of the KIC (Knowledge & Innovation Community) InnoEnergy - a strongly integrated alliance of European key players from education, research and industry in the field of sustainable energy.

KIC InnoEnergy aims at developing an innovation and entrepreneurship-driven culture to boost sustainable energy innovation in Europe. Thus, KIC InnoEnergy will strive for the development of leaders, by building more agile and dynamic interfaces between industry and academia and promoting entrepreneurial mindset among students, researchers and business people.

The ongoing advances in nuclear science and technology play the central role in the development of future nuclear power systems, and are also crucial for how successfully we can handle the nuclear waste problem in a responsible manner. From this perspective, it is of vital importance to offer high quality education to the next generation of nuclear scientists and engineers.

Objectives

This master combines outstanding technical training in nuclear energy  along with best practices in innovation.
It includes a mobility within the  academic partners (KTH, UPC, Grenoble INP and Paris)  as well as a close collaboration with the main actors of the nuclear industry in Europe. This leads to lectures by professionals, in-house trainings and internships for the students.

Become a:

  • Project manager in the nuclear industry
  • Nuclear engineer with a knowledge ranging from design and construction, to operation and maintenance, to power station decommissioning and waste management of the fuel cycle.
  • Researcher, continue with a PhD.

Specificities

Students spend a comprehensive first year in Sweden (KTH) or Spain (UPC) learning topics such as fundamentals of nuclear engineering, safety, radiation protection, all  of them  mandatory  for any nuclear engineer.

In additition, first year students attend a summer school on innovation and energy management  given by Grenoble Ecole de Management. This training will provide the students with an overview of innovation issues in energy markets in general and in nuclear technology in particular. The summer school will gather students from both 1st   year universities ( UPC and KTH) , allowing all EMINE students to get to know each other. 

During the second year, students will specialize either in Materials science for nuclear energy at Grenoble INP or in nuclear reactor physics and engineering, nuclear plant design, operations, fuel cycle, or decommissioning and waste management in Paris.

  • Training partners

    Partnerships: GEM, Grenoble, KTH Stockholm, UPC Barcelona and a consortium of 5 universities in Paris

    The strong partnership with engineers and researchers of EDF R&D and CEA working on materials for the nuclear industry will allow the students to refine their professional project and will facilitate contacts to find an internship at the end of the second year.

    Possible research laboratories:

    CEA, ...

    AREVA
    EDF
    Vattenfall
    ENDESA

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Admission

Apply now

To apply: http://www.kic-innoenergy.com/generic/generic-apply-page/

Fees: www.grenoble-inp.fr/admissions

Financial aid:
24 scholarships for EMINE

KIC INNOENERGY wants to attract the best students, innovation-oriented and with an entrepreneurial mindset.

There are 20 scholarships divided in 2 types - following the application quality -, available for the best students applying to EMINE (European Master on Innovation in Nuclear Energy).

The scholarships include :

1. Monthly allowance

2. Tuition fees covered

3. Travel and installation cost

Contacts

Academic information

Emilie Ferrie

Education contact

Office Mail

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Program

  • Course duration :
    Two years starting in August

Program

*ECTS : European Credit Transfer System
Program subject to change

YEAR 1
(60 ECTS credits*)

First year courses at KTH (August - May)

Radiation, Protection, Dosimetry and Detectors
Sustainable Power Generation
Nuclear Reactor Physics, Major Course
Nuclear Reactor Technology
Nuclear Power Safety

Electives

Renewable Energy Technology
Thermal-Hydraulics in Nuclear Energy Engineering
Nuclear Physics
Radiation Damage in Materials
Generation IV Reactors
Nuclear Reactor Dynamics and Stability

First year courses at UPC (October-June)

Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Protection
Nuclear Power Plants
Fuel Cycle and Environmental Impact
Regulations and Safety
Management of Nuclear Power Plants

Elective Block: Every year a series of elective courses will be offered and students should select 3 of them. Among others, the following courses will be offered:

    Nuclear fusion
    New designs in fission reactors
    Instrumentation
    Non-destructive rehearsal techniques
    Monte-Carlo methods used for calculating radiation transport


YEAR 2 - Semester 1 (30 ECTS* credits)

Second year courses at Grenoble INP (September - January)

Fundamentals in Nuclear Energy
Materials for nuclear reactors
Physics of irradiated materials
Material ageing in a nuclear environment

-------------Choose one of the following ----------------------------

Components: courses at EDF R&D (90hrs)
Fuels: courses at CEA Cadarache   (90hrs)

Second Year Courses at ParisTech

Five majors are possible at  Paris:

    Nuclear Reactor Physics and Engineering (website)
    Nuclear Plant Design
    Operations
    Fuel Cycle (Engineering or Radiochemistry)
    Decommissioning and Waste Management

Year 2 Semester 2: February - June (30 ECTS*)

  • Internship minimum of 5 months

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International

  • Language of instruction : All courses are taught in English
  • Internship abroad : No
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Prospects

Careers

  • Studying in an international environment in renown European universities and engineering schools
  • Developing a privileged contact with industrials strongly involved in the Master's program
  • Learning in contact with real industrial issues: courses are taught by engineers.
  • Acquiring the aptitude to lead and manage cross-disciplinary projects in an international context.
  • A focus on energy management and innovation to help students understand the Energy issues.
  • Courses on entrepreneurship innovation in the nuclear industry and project management.

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Written by Sophie Adelaide Magnier

Date of update February 17, 2017

Financial support

Head of admissions/office mail

Mabel Carreira - Coordinator MSc EMINE
emine@kic-innoenergy.com

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Academic contact

For all questions (in particular administrative matters):
Emilie Ferrié - Director MSc EMINE
emine@kic-innoenergy.com

Other institution(s) delivering the degree

In partnership with GEM Grenoble, KTH STockholm, UPC Barcelona and a consortium of 5 Paris universities
Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes
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