Otávio started out with little knowledge of nuclear power but with a lot of motivation. He spent his master thesis planning the dismantling of an old nuclear power plant in Armenia and was immediately offered a job with the same company after graduating. He notes that part of the reason for his success was the new ideas he brought after studying on the EMINE programme in Stockholm and Paris.
The two-year MSc EMINE programme teaches you about energy management issues and provides in-depth knowledge of the nuclear industry. It includes mandatory international mobility among recognized European universities, engineering institutes and business schools.
As an MSc EMINE student, you receive the high-level technical education required to master the engineering complexities of nuclear power generation, as well as business training related to innovation issues and energy management. The programme thus helps you integrate the technical aspects of the nuclear industry with key political, economic and social issues.
Students in our programme benefit from the involvement of our industrial partners in the form of lecturers from industry, one week in-house training at key research centres, and activities such as ‘PIMS’ projects, where students work on the business plans of KIC InnoEnergy start-ups. During the 3-week summer school at Grenoble Ecole de Management, you learn about innovation issues in energy markets.
Last but not least, you also have a direct entry point to submit your CV for a 6-8 month internship with one of the programme’s industrial partners. Students wishing to do their internship with a company that is not a partner of the programme have the possibility to organize this themselves.
As a result of this ‘learning-by-doing’ approach, you acquire the hard and soft skills very much appreciated by employers, e.g. creating problem-solving solutions or developing fresh initiatives.
Your first year is spent learning the fundamentals of nuclear engineering plus safety and radiation protection, as well as the design and management of power plants (all mandatory for any nuclear engineer) at either of the following locations:
- Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
- Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain
At the end of this first year, students from both UPC and KTH gather for a summer school at Grenoble Ecole de Management to discuss and dissect innovation issues in energy markets in general, and nuclear in particular. Industry experts from the nuclear industry share their knowledge in guest lectures. You also make field visits to nuclear facilities.
During your second year, you attend either of the following institutions:
- Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France
- Université Paris-Saclay (ParisTech), France
You choose one of the specializations below:
- Materials Science for Nuclear Energy
- Nuclear Reactor Physics and Engineering
- Nuclear Plant Design
- Fuel Cycle
- Decommissioning and Waste Management.
Visit the Courses and Syllabus page to find out where you study each specialization.
During your second year, you perform a Master thesis at an industrial group or research laboratory.
KIC InnoEnergy Mobility Concept
Our strong international mobility concept means that you spend your first year at one university, your second year at another, and have the possibility to do your internship at a third location. In addition, two summer schools are arranged between your first and second year: one focused on smart grid innovations and one on entrepreneurship and business creation.