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Graduate courses

Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.

  Study programme, year:  1 2

Study programme syllabus for
The Study programme syllabus is adopted 2013-02-21 by Dean of Education

Entry requirements:

General entry requirements:

Basic eligibility for advanced level


Specific entry requirements:


English proficiency:

An applicant to a programme or course with English as language of instruction must prove a sufficient level of English language proficiency. The requirement is the Swedish upper secondary school English course 6 or B, or equivalent. For information on other ways of fulfilling the English language requirement please visit Chalmers web site.


Undergraduate profile:

Major in Engineering Physics, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering with Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Mathematics or the equivalent.



Mathematics 30 cr. (including in particular Second order differential equations) and Physics corresponding to an introductory course at the B Sc level

General organization:


The objective of the programme is to provide both basic and advanced knowledge on the physics, chemistry and technology of nuclear power, the nuclear fuel cycle, and other useful applications of radionuclides. Nuclear Engineering is an applied science and the aim is to prepare the students for a professional career particularly in nuclear related industry and academy.


Learning outcome:

In addition to the general learning outcomes for the Swedish degree ordinance for Civilingenjör and the Dublin descriptors for master level, by the end of the master’s programme the students should have acquired:

Knowledge and understanding

Of the nuclear fuel cycle, use of nuclear techniques and radioactive isotopes
Of basic radiation protection and ways to detect radiation
Of the working principles of nuclear reactors
Of the models used in nuclear calculations and their applicability and limitations

Skills and abilities

To analyse and solve nuclear engineering problems using appropriate methods

Judgements and attitudes

In evaluating possibilities and limitations of nuclear techniques and technology


Extent: 120.0 c


Courses valid the academic year 2014/2015:

See study programme

 Degree requirements:
  Degree of master of science (120 credits):
Passed courses comprising 120 credits
Passed advanced level courses (including degree project) comprising at least 90 credits
Degree project 30 credits
Advanced level courses passed at Chalmers comprising at least 45 credits
Courses (including degree project) within a major main subject 60 credits
Fulfilled course requirements according to the study programme
The prior award of a Bachelors degree, Bachelors degree in fine arts, professional or vocational qualification of at least 180 credits or a corresponding qualification from abroad.

See also the system of qualifications

Title of degree:

The degree designation is Master of Science (120 credits) (Teknologie masterexamen). The name of the Master's programme and the major subject are stated in the degree diploma. Specializations and tracks are not stated in the degree diploma.


Major subject:

Engineering Physics

Other information:

The world’s increasing energy demand, together with security of supply concerns and the challenge of decreasing emissions of greenhouse gases, provide new opportunities for nuclear energy to play a role in the transition towards sustainable energy system solutions. The need for engineers and scientists that can ensure safe and secure use of nuclear energy is large in Sweden and internationally. Nuclear science and technology also has many non-energy related applications in medicine, process industry, material physics, and environmental monitoring.

The objective of the programme is to provide both basic and advanced knowledge on the physics, chemistry and technology of nuclear power, the nuclear fuel cycle, and other useful applications of radionuclides.

Internationally is Sweden prominent in the nuclear field with more nuclear produced electricity per capita than any other country in the world. There is also a huge international interest for a nuclear education in Sweden.Chalmers has extensive research in the nuclear field, together with close collaboration with the nuclear industry.

Career opportunities
The demand for competence in nuclear engineering is high and increasing from industry and national authorities. This is due to retirements and large investments aiming at increasing the power output, modernizing and extending the lifetime of the existing reactor units. National authorities require highly trained engineers to work with questions such as radiation protection, non-proliferation, safeguards and safety issues. Graduates will be well prepared for working in all sectors of the nuclear industry both as nuclear engineers or in an R&D environment (fuel and plant manufacturing and design, operation of existing units, nuclear fuel management). Career opportunities exist at research institutes, in academia and in consultancy companies. The prospects for an international career are also very good.

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