Inauguration of the 8th edition of the Official Masters in Nuclear Engineering with Catalonia Polytechnic University and Endesa

Published on Monday, 8 October 2018

Inauguration of the 8th edition of the official Masters in Nuclear Engineering

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The Official Masters in Nuclear Engineering (lasting one and a half years) consists of 90 ECTS credits, 60 of which are obtained by studying mandatory and optional subjects (from September to June) and 30 by carrying out the Masters final dissertation (project) and external academic work experience in companies and institutions. Approximately 40% of the more than 500 teaching hours are taught by professionals outside UPC from industry, the CSN [Nuclear Safety Board] and research sites, mainly CIEMAT [Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research]. The list of companies in the sector taking part in the masters includes, in addition to Endesa, the Ascó-Vandellós Nuclear Association II (ANAV), AREVA, ENUSA, ENRESA, ENSA, IDOM, Nuclenor, Tecnatom and Westinghouse.

MNE is integrated into EMINE (European Master in Nuclear Energy) that involves the KTH from Stockholm, INP from Grenoble, the Paris-Saclay university consortium (PSay) and the Grenoble School of Management (GEM). EMINE is a 2-year Masters that students begin in UPC or KTH and finish in INP or PSay. After the first year, students meet to take part in a summer course at GEM. EMINE is part of InnoEnergy's training offer, one of the Knowledge and Innovation Communities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.

The Official Masters in Nuclear Engineering is Accredited in Progress towards Excellence by the University Quality Agency (AQU) and EMINE recently renewed its “EIT label” (accreditation from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology).