University of Pisa
Master of Science (MSc) in Nuclear Engineering
The Master of Science programme in Nuclear Engineering, FULLY TAUGHT IN ENGLISH, is based on the long tradition in teaching Nuclear Engineering at the University of Pisa, started in 1960.
The study matters cover all the important areas necessary for acquiring high-level competences in the field, including Reactor Physics, Nuclear Reactor Thermal-Hydraulics, Structural Mechanics, Radiation Measurement and Health Effects, Nuclear Reactor Power Plant Technology, Nuclear Materials, Nuclear Reactor Control and Operation, Nuclear Reactor Safety and Reliability.
Containing the basic matters required for a sound education in Nuclear Engineering, the MSc programme already granted to many of its past-students the possibility to obtain the certification of European Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering (EMSNE).
This is the certification released by the European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN) to Nuclear Engineers with a good background, who also fulfilled minimum requirements of mobility for courses or thesis work at European organisations belonging to the Association ENEN (http://www.enen.eu/).
Owing to a tight link also with the European Fusion Education Network (Fusenet, http://www.fusenet.eu/), the MSc Course is able to offer several study opportunities abroad at ENEN and FuseNet Member institutions, for courses and thesis works.
The Programme is presently taught in English in order to make Italian and foreign students ready to operate in the international environment in which nuclear engineers are called to act and to open the teaching offer to students from abroad.
Bachelor of Science (Laurea triennale) of three years duration, or gained through the acquisition of at least 180 ECTS, with good bases in Industrial Engineering.
Sound bases in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Thermodynamics and Heat transfer, Energy systems, Strength of materials.
Evaluation of suitability of applicants is performed by the Admission Committee which decides about their admission to the Programme.
A reasonable knowledge of the English language is also requested (level B2 or equivalent).
To enrol at the University of Pisa, students who hold a foreign high school diploma must have attended school for at least 12 years.
In order to apply for a Master’s degree programme, the university must first evaluate the student’s academic qualifications and see whether s/he fulfils the requirements based on the university degree, study programme and exams taken abroad.
Different rules apply depending on whether students are EU or non-EU citizens:
The University of Pisa (Università di Pisa)
The University of Pisa (Università di Pisa) is one of the most renowned educational institutions in Italy. Although formally founded in 1343, there are records to indicate that the university has been active since the 11th century.
Famous alumni of the university include Galileo Galilei and Antonio Pacinotti, Nobel Prize winners such as Giosuè Carducci (Literature), Enrico Fermi (Physics) and Carlo Rubbia (Physics), and Fields medalists Enrico Bombieri and Alessio Figalli (Mathematics).
Nowadays the University of Pisa represents a prestigious modern centre for teaching and advanced research. Almost all of its departments are located in the heart of the city in both the historical centre and the outer districts.
Most facilities can be reached on foot within 20 minutes from the centre of Pisa.