Belgium has developed almost all kinds of nuclear activities on its territory: power plants, nuclear fuel production, radioelement production, engineering companies, accelerator design and fabrication, waste management, safety management, nuclear medicine, research and # higher education. The Belgian Nuclear Higher Education Network (BNEN) combines the expertise in nuclear education and research of six major Belgian universities (KU Leuven, UGENT, VUB, UCL, ULG and ULB) with the Belgian nuclear research centre.
The Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering is an advanced Master’s programme. You can follow this programme on a full-time or part-time basis.
Students entering the BNEN programme have a solid background in engineering, mathematics and physics. They possess a problem solving attitude and a genuine safety spirit.
Upon completion of the Master’s programme in Nuclear Engineering, students will have acquired a thorough understanding of nuclear physical processes, a comprehensive knowledge of the procedures and techniques necessary to control nuclear processes, an in-depth knowledge of nuclear safety, reliability procedures and nuclear waste treatment, the competence to design and maintain structures to control nuclear processes, communicative skills in the field of nuclear technology and the capability to participate in research concerning the above mentioned topics.
Graduates possess the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out duties at a high level of responsibility in nuclear power plants, nuclear research reactors, nuclear regulatory organisations, nuclear engineering firms, nuclear fuel fabrication, nuclear waste treatment, radio-isotope production, etc. In addition, the degree itself is an important part of the legal qualifications necessary to become a safety professional in a major nuclear installation.