Nuclear Power Engineering

M.Sc. Power Engineering (specialization: Nuclear Power Engineering)  

Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering  

Duration: 2 years  

Starts in: October & February 

The programme of the studies is based on advanced theory and engineering methods. The students learn about recent achievements in the field of nuclear power and the methods and tools that prepare them for taking managing positions in industry or undertaking research activities. Special attention is given to modelling and simulation methods and codes. The programme is realised in close collaboration with foreign and national universities, research institutes and companies and is supported by visiting professors and industrial specialists. The last semester of the 4-semester study is devoted to a research-based internship at a nuclear installation, directly connected with preparing the master’s diploma thesis. Graduates of Nuclear Power Engineering receive profound education in nuclear reactor physics, nuclear reactor modelling and simulation, nuclear instrumentation and control, contemporary and future nuclear reactor systems, and nuclear power plant safety, operation and maintenance. They are prepared for creative work and research in the field of design, operation and control of atomic power and other nuclear installations, as well as of classical power and related structures. This work could be focused on energy conversion processes in power machines and equipment, conducting modernisation of systems and facilities, implementation of new technologies, and establishing small enterprises and their management.  


Examples of modules:  

• Elements of Nuclear Physics  

• Nuclear Reactor Physics  

• Contemporary Nuclear Reactor Systems  

• Nuclear Fuels and Fuel Cycles  

• Nuclear Instrumentation and Control  

• NPP Safety  

• NPP Operation and Maintenance  

• Gen IV Nuclear Reactor Systems  

• Thermonuclear Synthesis  

• Nuclear Energy and International Security  

• Modelling and Simulation Graduate profile - job opportunities:  


The graduate can:  

• independently solve problems within engineering processes performance, as regards energy processing, starting from basic power engineering equipment and system, through analysis of their operation, operation of the same, and ending with economic matters or proper selection of equipment and systems;  

• use the knowledge of the issues related to sustainable country development and the growing role of problems related to environmentally friendly generation, transfer and distribution of energy.  


Career opportunities:  

• Energy companies (including generation, distribution and sale of electricity)  

• CHP stations and municipal power companies, public administration related to energy  

• Suppliers of equipment and services for the energy sector (foreign and Polish companies)  

• Energy sector companies, including the construction of power facilities and installation of equipment