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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 /…’.



Academic calendar

The BNEN academic year runs from September until the end of June.

Master thesis

The master thesis 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.

Consult the Master thesis fiche

For a list of topics, please consult the following link.

BNEN thesis topics

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