M. Sc. Nuclear Safety Engineering (phased out)


The Masters course in Nuclear Safety Engineering is designed to train and educate highly qualified experts in the field of safety of nuclear plants and facilities. The course also instructs on the complex inter-linkage involved in nuclear engineering – from the extraction of raw materials through to safe operations of nuclear plants and innovative technology of preparation and disposal.

The Masters course is aimed at students and graduates from engineering and natural science disciplines who wish to specialize in the field of nuclear engineering and the nuclear fuel cycle.

Brief summary


Master of Science

Contents of studies:

Nuclear fuel cycle, Reactor safety, Radioactive waste, Deconstruction

Duration of studies:

4 semesters incl. completion of Masters dissertation

Language of instruction:


Entry requirements:


Major subjects:

Reactor Safety, Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Structure and contents of studies

In addition to basic instruction in subjects such as nuclear chemistry and nuclear physics, the first semesters also include instruction of application-related material. As of the third semester you can select between either the major subject of Nuclear Fuel Cycle or Reactor Safety. The fourth semester is for completion of the Masters dissertation.

Study plan

Subjects focused on include:

  • Material sciences
  • Fuel element development for reactors
  • Radiology
  • Safety analyses
  • Treatment of radioactive waste
  • Simulation in nuclear engineering
  • Nuclear physics, Nuclear chemistry
  • Production and disposal of fuel elements

A direct link to current developments and practice is ensured throughout the studies by means of including lecturers from industry and research. In addition, students can also complete studies and Master dissertations at reputable companies in the sector and can receive financial support by way of various scholarship programs.

Preconditions & Application

Attention: Course of Study being phased out! Matriculation impossible.

Professional Perspectives

Graduates with a Masters degree in Nuclear Safety Engineering are specialists in the field of excavation and treating raw materials for nuclear engineering, setting standards in reactor safety and researching future-oriented solutions of the recycling and disposal of radioactive material. Professional perspectives include a wide range of employment in the national and international energy sector.

Master of Nuclear Safety Engineering work in the following fields i.a.:

  • Companies specializing in energy consumption and disposal
  • Approval and supervisory authorities
  • Expert Report organizations
  • Research institutes
  • Supply companies

Potential fields of work for graduates:

  • Planning, design and construction of nuclear plants
  • Execution of safety-related assessments
  • Research and development in the field of preparation and nuclear waste repository engineering
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Nuclear supervision, approval processes
  • Monitoring plant operations

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