|Degree awarded : Master|
Two years starting in September
This program results from the partnership with INSTN, CEA and EDF.
The master is an international program for students wishing to work in the Nuclear industry, in R&D or in Research centers. It is a two-year Master program designed to cover specificities of materials used in a nuclear environment from nuclear fuels to structural materials of nuclear reactors, with a special focus on their durability under irradiation. During the first year (M1), students will be integrated into the international course of PHELMA.
The second year program M2 has been developed in collaboration with engineers from the French power company EDF and the French Atomic Commission CEA and is co-accredited by the INSTN.
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:
One-line application : https://applicationform.grenoble-inp.fr/FSA/22?lang=en
*ECTS : European Credit Transfer System
Program subject to change
September - May (60 ECTS*)
The different topics covered in the program are components design, material selection for nuclear reactors as well as metallurgical and physico-chemical aspects of ageing under irradiation. The core courses provide the fundamental background to understand the behavior of materials in a nuclear environment. Specific and technological issues will be addressed in two optional courses: the option "Components" organized by R&D EDF engineers and the option "Nuclear Fuels " by CEA engineers. In both optional courses, the on-site teaching which takes place at the EDF R&D Center or CEA represents a unique "immersion learning" experience for students.
A strong partnership with EDF R&D and CEA who are key actors in the nuclear industry
50% of the courses are given by professionals from the nuclear industry who have a unique expertise in the field
Attend a number of conferences which deal with today's Energy issues
On-site teaching at the CEA research Center or the EDF R&D Center.
The content of the courses has been carefully designed and reviewed with the help of EDF and CEA to train material engineers with a culture in nuclear physics and thermal hydraulics. The newly-trained nuclear engineers will thus be able to manage currently existing nuclear power plants and will be able to face the challenges associated to their ageing, their replacements and the development of the next generation of reactors.
Written by Sophie Adelaide Magnier
Date of update July 21, 2014