Programme overview


 ECTS  KULeuven UGent VUB UCL ULB ULg Titular 
Compulsory modules
31
           
Introduction to nuclear energy
3 3  
       William D'HAESELEER
Introduction to nuclear physics
and nuclear measurements
3         3
Nicolas PAULY
Alain DUBUS
Nuclear materials
3 2         1  Jacqueline LECOMTE-BECKERS
Walter BOGAERTS
Eric VAN WALLE 
Nuclear fuel cycle
3           3 Hubert DRUENNE
Pierre VAN ISEGHEM 
Radiation protection
3   3         Hubert THIERENS
Klaus BACHER 
Nuclear thermal hydraulics
5       5      Yann BARTOSIEWICZ
Nuclear reactor theory 6 2 2 2


William D'HAESELEER
Jean-Marie NOTERDAEME
Peter BAETEN 
Safety of nuclear powerplants
5
3     2   Hubert DRUENNE
Pierre-Etienne LABEAU 
Greet JANSSENS-MAENHOUT

               
Elective modules
(9 ECTS to be chosen
from the list below)
9        
 
Advanced nuclear reactor
physics and technology
3       3
  Hamid Aït ABDERRAHIM 
Advanced nuclear materials 3 2         1 Walter BOGAERTS
Jacqueline LECOMTE-BECKERS
 Eric VAN WALLE
Advanced radiation protection
radiation ecology
3   3         Klaus BACHER
Advanced courses of
the nuclear fuel cycle
3           3 Hubert DRUENNE
Pierre VAN ISEGHEM 
Nuclear and radiological
risk governance
3   1   2     Frank HARDEMAN
Greet JANSSENS-MAENHOUT 
Advanced course elective topic 3     3       Peter BAETEN
                 
Master thesis
20              
 
               
Total
60              

The BNEN one-year progamme 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.

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 compulsory modules are chosen in such a way that the bulk of the programme is focused on nuclear engineering. By introducing the option of at least three elective courses, the BNEN students have the possibility to choose either a direction into ‘power generation’ or either into ‘radioprotection/radioecology /…’.