Nuclear Engineering, Second Cycle

Level:
2
Number of years:
2
Credits per year:
60
Duration:
2 years (4 semesters), total of 120 ECTS credits
Coordinator(s):
Employment opportunities

Employment opportunities in Slovenia

  • NPP Krško
  • GEN Energija
  • Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration
  • Slovenian Radiation Protection Administration
  • Agency for Radwaste Management
  • Employment with pursue for advanced degree: Jožef Stefan Institute
Basic objectives of the programme

The objective of the nuclear engineering program is to train experts in the field of
nuclear engineering. The program offers students a wide range of fundamental
knowledge in the areas of mathematics, physics, engineering and computer science -
all focused on nuclear technology. The program is aimed at a wider range of students
with a university degree, technical or natural sciences such as physics, mechanical
engineering, electrical engineering, construction engineering, metallurgy, chemistry,
mathematics. A Master degree in nuclear engineering means upgrading of students
basic university education with knowledge from the areas of nuclear physics and
technology. In addition, a wide range of elective courses will enable the student to
get an insight into current scientific issues in selected areas of nuclear engineering.
A wide range of knowledge allows a master of nuclear engineering to identify and
classify problems. A nuclear engineer is capable to separate the more important
aspects of the problem from the less important ones. Solid mathematical background
and the insight into the modelling methods enable the graduate to translate a
problem into a mathematical form, solve it and interpret the results. Sovereign control
of high-performance computer system together with other information and
communication technologies, benefit the engineer greatly.

Subject-specific competences

Together with general competences that are similar to other related studies, the
graduates will acquire specific competencies, which include in-depth knowledge of
nuclear technology and nuclear energy. Nuclear Engineering program is designed
uniformly with respect for branching and modularity of nuclear technology. The
program is therefore only partly aimed at gaining average overall competences in
nuclear engineering. These are transferred by two fundamental (compulsory) subjects:
Nuclear Engineering and seminars, which cover all aspects of nuclear technology. With
the proper choice in elective courses a student can be directed to different area of
nuclear technology: nuclear physics, nuclear safety, process engineering, nuclear
materials, strength, probabilistic safety analysis, radiation safety and fusion technique.

Admission requirements

The master's program may be entered by students who have completed:
a) First-level program in the fields of physics, mechanical engineering, electrical
engineering, computer science, civil engineering, mathematics, chemistry, or other
related engineering degrees.
b) First-level programs from other professional fields, but might be required to pass
additional differential exams of up to 64 credit points (ECTS). Differential exams
are selected by the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics from the courses of the
First cycle program of Physics: Physics I (8 ECTS), Physics II (12 ECTS), Modern
Physics I (8 ECTS), Modern Physics II (5 ECTS), Mathematics I, II, III and IV
(10,7,8 and 6 ECTS). Candidates can pass differential exams in the regular First
cycle program or in other training programs prior to enrolment in the Second
cycle program,
c) Old three-year programs from the fields of physics, mechanical engineering,
electrical engineering, computer science, civil engineering, mathematics, chemistry,
d) Old three-year programs from other professional fields, but might be required to
pass additional differential exams of up to 64 credit points (ECTS). Differential
exams are selected by the Studies Committee of the Faculty of Mathematics and
Physics from the courses of the First cycle program of Physics: Physics I
(8 ECTS), Physics II (12 ECTS), Modern Physics I (8 ECTS), Modern Physics II
(5 ECTS), Mathematics I, II, III and IV (10,7,8 and 6 ECTS). Candidates can pass
differential exams in the regular First cycle program or in other training
programs prior to enrolment in the Second cycle program.
Enrolment is also open to candidates who have completed an equivalent education as
set out in paragraphs a) to d) abroad. They enter the program under the same
conditions that apply to candidates who have completed their education in Slovenia.

Conditions for advancement under the programme

For enrolment in the second year, students must collect at least 52 ECTS.
To re-enrol into the first year of study, the student needs to complete at least half of
subjects from first year of study (30 ECTS). To re-enrol into the second year of study,
the student needs to complete all subjects from first year of study and half of
subjects from second year of study (30 ECTS). Re-enrolment is possible once in the
course of study program; change of a study program as a result of unfulfilled
requirements from previous study program is also counted as re-enrolment.

Conditions for completing studies

To complete the studies, a student must fulfil all the requirements of 60 ECTS points
per year (total: 120 ECTS). A student completes his studies with a defence of his
thesis.

Quality of the programme

In the years 2019-2023, FMF participates in the international master's study program
SARENA (SAfe and REliable Nuclear Applications, IMT Atlantique University, Nantes,
France, UPM, Madrid, Uni. Lappeenranta, Finland, Uni. Ljubljana, EU Erasmus+
program). From 2020 to 2023, the 3rd semester of the SARENA study will take place
at FMF with lectures on subjects that are also subjects of the regular Nuclear
Engineering program (appropriately marked in the list of subjects). These courses will
be taught in English. Most SARENA scholarships are for students outside of Europe,
but some are also available for EU students.
https://www.imt-atlantique.fr/en/courses-study/masters/masters-science/sarena

Classification
  • KLASIUS-SRV: Masters education (second Bologna cycle)/Master (second Bologna cycle)
  • ISCED: Engineering and engineering trades
  • KLASIUS-P: Nuclear energy
  • KLASIUS-P-16: Electricity and energy
  • Frascati: Natural Sciences
  • SOK level: 8
  • EOK level: 7
  • EOVK level: Second cycle

Curriculum

P = lecture and seminar hours per week
V = theoretical and laboratory exercise hours per week
ECTS = credit points

1. year
2. year
1. sem. 2. sem.
Course ECTS P/V P/V
Elective courses 3 17 0/0 0/0
Elective courses 4 10 0/0 0/0
Master thesis research 2 20 0/0 0/0
Reactor engineering + 9 4/2 0/0
Seminar II 4 3/0 0/0
1., 2. year