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2nd Year

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During the 2nd Year of the MSc in Nucl Eng, the preparation in the subjects characterizing Nuclear Engineering will be completed.
Three “specialised tracks” (“Piani di Studio Preventivamente Approvati”) are offered to the students. For each track, 30 credits must be acquired within a set of courses, well focused on the specific topics of Nuclear Engineering, while a much broader choice is offered within 15 credits.
The remainin 15 credits are devoted to the final Thesis work.

2nd Year – Specialised Tracks

  • Nuclear Plants

The NP programme addresses the key issues and the perspectives of innovation in nuclear energy. The students will find courses enabling to face topics like: new generation nuclear reactors, safety strategies and assessment, risk and reliability of plants and complex systems, radiochemistry for waste and fuel management, waste repositories and decommissioning, radiation protection and contaminants, nuclear materials.
Moreover, lectures and experimental experiences will be performed on the TRIGA research reactor at LENA lab.

Here the most updated courses of the track:

  • Nuclear Technologies

The NT programme is devoted mainly to non-energetic applications of nuclear engineering, such as medical and industrial applications, radiation protection, dosimetry and nuclear electronics. These applications involve radiation fields from particle accelerators, isotopic sources and research nuclear reactors.
Radiation detection and dosimetry together with their associated electronics are relevant topics in the framework of this programme, since they play a fundamental role for the characterization of these radiation fields.

Here the most updated courses of the track:

  • Nuclear Systems Physics

The NSP programme aims at covering all the most important subjects in Physics having relevance in Nuclear Engineering. Depending on the specific student’s choices, a list of such topics – by no means exhaustive – includes: physics of matter and nanostructures, physics of nuclear materials, plasma physics, nuclear physics, accelerator physics and more, also thanks to the inclusion of selected courses from other MsC programmes @ Polimi and from other Universities.

Here the most updated courses of the track:

The Student can thus enjoy a significant flexibility in achieving a sound knowledge of the disciplines of Nuclear Engineering. The suggested specialised tracks do not limit the freedom of choice of the students, but rather guide the choice along consistent paths and objectives.

Furthermore, the Student can build his own autonomous curriculum (Piano di Studio Autonomo, PSA) to propose a specific focus, not yet present in the specialised tracks. Each autonomous curriculum will need approval by the faculty (a Commission named by the Council of the Course in Nuclear Engineering, Consiglio di Corso di Studio, CCS) which will assess the goals and the consistency of the autonomous curriculum, and the compliance to basic requisites.


Study Plan
prof. Lelio Luzzi <>

prof. Matteo Passoni <>