The BNEN one-year programme was created in close collaboration with representatives of the utility companies and power plants and teaches students in all aspects of nuclear technology and its applications, creating nuclear engineering experts in the broad sense. The programme consits of a compulsory part of general courses, that needs to be complemented with three elective courses. These elective courses are used to either broaden or deepen a theme. Exercises and hands-on sessions in the specialised laboratories of SCK•CEN complement the theoretical classes and strengthen the development of nuclear skills and attitudes in a research environment. Various technical visits are organised to research and industrial nuclear facilities.
The master's dissertation is an essential part of the programme, where the students have to apply the compentences they have acquired during the year on a specific research project of their choice. The subjects can be chosen in a large domain of nuclear engineering related topics, that are directly linked to the R&D programme of SCK•CEN, research of the professors at the partner universities, or operational problems in industry.
The objective of the Master of Nuclear Engineering is to offer present/future professionals and researchers a solid background in the different disciplines of nuclear engineering.