Want to design a nuclear reactor? Shape nuclear energy policy? Develop innovative waste management techniques? Then the European Master’s in Nuclear Energy (MSc EMINE) programme will give you the practical experience and depth and breadth of knowledge you need to build a lifelong career in this dynamic sector, one that plays an essential role in the global transition to a low carbon energy mix.
We believe that hands-on, practical experience is invaluable for nuclear energy students as they prepare to build careers in the sector. A key aspect of the EMINE programme is our “learning beyond the lecture hall” philosophy. See and experience for yourself the sector’s potential and impact in engineering, environmental and societal contexts. Meet and interact with business experts, fellow students, recent graduates, thriving start-ups and our industrial partners from across the industry and around the world throughout this two-year programme.
Practical, invaluable experience
During the course, you will have numerous opportunities to visit leading nuclear facilities. For example, during Grenoble École de Management Summer School, you can visit CORYS, a world-class French SME training and engineering centre, which specialises in the development of simulators for industrial applications including nuclear plants.
Other field visits and placements on the EMINE course
This two-week summer course offers you the chance to see the geological storage of spent nuclear fuel at first-hand. In addition to lectures, visits will be made to the Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory near Oskarshamn, southern Sweden. Lecture topics include the back-end of the fuel cycle, fourth generation reactors, reprocessing, geological considerations, decommissioning, petrology and mineralogy, hydrology and microbiology. There is also a programme of social and leisure events planned.
This course is organised by the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company, (SKB), Oskarshamn Municipality, and the Nova Center for University Studies Research and Development.
Paris Saclay, France
Field visits to nuclear sites across France during your time at Paris Saclay are determined by your choice of elective courses. Fieldtrip destinations include: Flamanvile, Tricastin, Marcoule, Melox, and La Hague. These visits incorporate every aspect of the industry, from fuel and energy production, waste recycling, and command centre simulations. Learn about day-to-day operations in a nuclear plant with EDF simulators and the CEA’s IRIS reactor.
EDF and CEA field courses
Second-year EMINE students at Grenoble INP will focus on nuclear materials, from nuclear fuel to nuclear components. Get up to speed with the latest challenges and opportunities related to nuclear materials, as well as trends in innovation.
Two unique course areas are available in this elective: a three-week course at CEA Cadarache, including visits to laboratories and ITER; and EDF R&D’s Material Aging Institute, (two weeks on Pressurized Water Reactor components).
Watt’s Up Conference
All EMINE students have the opportunity of organising the Watt’s Up Conference. During the annual event, participants debate world energy issues for a large, non-specialist audience. You will receive support from our scientific and industrial experts, and we encourage you to present facts, answer questions, and engage your audience creatively and spontaneously.
First-year Master’s School Kick-off
All first-year students on InnoEnergy Master’s School programmes get together with tutors and industry experts from all sections of the energy sector to mark the start of the new academic year.
All students are encouraged to apply for six- to eight-month internships at one of the programme’s industrial partners.
Our innovative partners
Companies supporting the EMINE programme include Areva, EDF, Endesa and Vattenfall. In addition, the Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives (CEA), one of Europe’s leading nuclear energy research centres, provides the EMINE course with technical advice and engineering expertise.