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Master - Master 2 Conception des installations nucléaires


The Master Nuclear Energy was created in 2009 in close collaboration with companies playing a leading role at the international level: EDF, AREVA, CEA and GDF-Suez. It benefits also form the close relationship with small and medium enterprises of the Nuclear Energy domain. The main academic employers involved in research and development are also strong partners (CEA, CNRS, Universities, ANDRA). It is strongly financially supported by EDF and its Foundation for Science & Teaching since the very first year.

The Master Nuclear Energy has a strong international vocation since more than 50% of students come from outside France (typically twenty distinct nationalities each academic year), of which 75% outside European Union. Agreements, concerning both Master 1 and the five different paths in Master 2, were signed with the University of Wuhan (China), the University of Dehli (India) and Imperial College (UK). An agreement with the European Union KIC ‘InnoEnergy’ (steered by the European Institute of Technology) leaded to the creation - with the Master “MaNuEn” of UJF Grenoble – of the Master of Science EMINE, in collaboration with UPC (Spain), KTH (Sweden), and KIT (Germany) since 2011. Additional agreements are currently considered on selected geographic regions targeted by the industrial partners: Brazil, Poland, and Turkey.


Ce parcours est enseigné uniquement en langue anglaise, toutes les informations sont affichées en anglais.

The Master of Nuclear Engineering has for objective to form high-level foreign and French students to answer the current and future needs for the nuclear industry: optimization of the performances of the current nuclear reactors, design of the nuclear installations of 3rd generation (reactors and factories of the fuel cycle), developments of new processes and systems of 4th generation, operation of the installations in functioning, decommissioning and waste management.

The objective of the “Nuclear Plant Design” major is to give students a profound education in the field of design and construction of nuclear installations, particularly with regards to safety monitoring, general operation, structures and infrastructures as well as systems and equipment. This gives the necessary foundations for the understanding of physical phenomena, which underly the operation of nuclear reactors. This also allows you to familiarise yourself with the main codes of calculation for structures and nuclear reactor operation. This equally carries notions of radioprotection in particular the protection of people and their environment. This major aims, apart from technical skills, to give students the complete and big picture of the field “Nuclear Energy” with, not only technical knowledge, but also economical, organisational and managerial knowledge.


S3 - Semestre 3 NPD

PWR Functional Description 4 30h - -
Introduction to safety 4 30h - -
Environment & Society (conferences) - - - -
Radiation protection 1 2 15h 3h -
Risk management 4 30h - -
Basic Nuclear Physics 3 24h - -
Radiation protection 3 17.5h 6.5h -
Thermohydraulics 5 27h 15h -
Material Physics 5 27h 27h -

S4 - Semestre 4 NPD
Calculation code 4 20h 20h 20h
Design and construction 4 42h - -
Systems and equipment 4 39h - -
Internship 18 - - -

mots clés

Energie nucléaire

domaines Saclay

Mention Ingénierie Nucléaire.

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compétences acquises





The Master is deeply related to the outstanding research environment provided by both « Orsay Campus » and the « Saclay's plateau". Several laboratories are consortium between Université Paris-Sud or a « Grande Ecole" and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). CEA is also involved in research and development in nuclear energy. The French nuclear industry is strongly linked to research and development and education and training. The various strategic directions of research devoted to nuclear energy are considered in the training courses offered by the Master Nuclear Energy: safety improvement, performance improvements, 4th generation of nuclear systems, fuel cycle, nuclear waste management, decommissioning of existing nuclear plants. Professors and Lecturers perform a direct link between education and training in nuclear energy since a large part of them are involved in research teams. Members from both academic and industrial research teams serve on the Master’s executive Committee. They guarantee the tight coupling between education and strategic directions of research.


The primary purpose of this major is to teach engineers design and implementation in the field of nuclear engineering. Releavent jobs mainly involve the design and building of nuclear power stations, but also for other facilities such as research reactors or other factories involved in the fuel cycle (the approach complements that of the Fuel Cycle major), both in France and abroad. The training in this major particularly leads on to jobs such as : Engineers : general installation, system design, equipment design, …. Project Engineers : lead and/or monitor the production in the factory or on-site installation, test and commissioning engineers,… Project Managers within this field be they for the big suppliers of power stations or nuclear reactors (AREVA NP or AREVA TA), or electricity producers or architect-engineers (EDF, GDF SUEZ,…), or even for nuclear services providers or nuclear equipment providers. This major has prospects for jobs in project management, design manager positions, management of construction sites or factories…


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