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A set of subject areas covered within a specified programme of study


The following are examples of curricula for programmes at Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree level of nuclear engineering. The curricula shown are not necessarily used at any particular university, but represent current approaches. Exercises, experiments and practical work need to be included in the courses. A two semester system making up the academic year is assumed in these examples. Activities during the summer period including courses, projects or internships may be used. Some universities will also offer ‘mini-masters’ between semesters to expand the offerings for the students. The ‘credit’ for the various courses are not shown, since there are a number of approaches used in various countries ranging from semester hours, European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), lecture or contact hours, and other systems of assigning academic credit.

The curricula below are meant to be illustrative and not definitive. No descriptions are given for the individual courses so that each university can ‘map’ the requirements onto the curriculum as needed by the individual university and national need. Nevertheless, these examples may be useful in creating programmes in nuclear engineering.

Bachelor of nuclear engineering

Master of Nuclear Engineering