The BNEN programme is a demanding programme where students with different high level backgrounds in engineering have to go through highly theoretical subjects like neutron physics, fluid flow and heat transfer modelling, and apply them to reactor design, nuclear safety and plant operation and control. As a more interdisciplinary level, the programme includes some important chapters of material science, with a particular interest for the fuel cycle. Radiation protection belongs also to the backbone of the programme.
Students are offered the opportunity to coherently take a part of their basic nuclear education at different places in Europe while cumulating credit units. Practical laboratory sessions and advanced subjects taught in a modular way are also offered to enrich the programmes. A special qualification of "European master" is planned to be awarded in the future to the students who will have obtained their degree with a substantial effort of mobility. The European Nuclear Education Network is taking care of the quality of the programmes including their professional relevance, the links with the research world and with the practical training organisations.
Structure du programme
The Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering is a one-year programme. The programme structure includes the possibility to spread it over two years, especially to accommodate young engineers working already in the nuclear sector.
The language of instruction is English (TOEFL score of 550 or proven equivalent required).
The programme consists of a set of general courses (see list) followed by some elective advanced courses, an internship and a master's thesis work.
The schedule of the programme will stimulate the students' mobility in the preparation of their master's thesis work : internship in industry, in research centres or in universities within Belgium or Europe.
The lectures are taught at the premises of the Belgian nuclear research centre SCK-CEN. The laboratory exercises make use of the nuclear facilities of SCK-CEN. Various technical visits are organised to research and industrial nuclear facilities.
The Belgian Nuclear higher Education Network (BNEN) combines the knowledge and experience in nuclear education of six major Belgian universities together with the Belgian nuclear research centre and offers a unique and broad master programme in nuclear engineering in close interaction with nuclear research and industry.
Equipes partenairesThe Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering is organized by the Belgian Nuclear Higher Education Network (BNEN), which consists of six major Belgian universities together with the Belgian nuclear research centre :
- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven ;
- Université Catholique de Louvain ;
- Universiteit Gent ;
- Université de Liège ;
- Vrije Universiteit Brussel ;
- Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Horaire : The Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering is a one-year programme. The programme structure includes the possibility to spread it over two years.
Lieu d'enseignement : The lectures are taught at the premises of the Belgian nuclear research centre SCK-CEN.
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