Academic Year 2020/21

School of Industrial and Information Engineering

Degree Programme of:

Nuclear Engineering
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)

Milano Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law478
NameNuclear Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-30 - Energy and nuclear engineering
Degree level Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
First year of activation 2010/2011
Official length of the programme 2
Years of the programme already activated 1,2
Official language(s) The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme is offered in English but the degree programme meets the requirements of MIUR (Ministry of Education, Universities and Research) note of 11.07.2018 and the CUN opinion of 10.23.2018.
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Antonio Capone
Coordinator of the Study programme Matteo Passoni
Website of the School
Website of the Study programme

Central Student Office - Milano Bovisa

2. General presentation of the study programme

Nuclear Engineering was added to the Italian system of the Engineering Courses in 1955-56. In 1957, the Politecnico di Milano was the first University in Italy to offer this subject in the framework of its courses. The capabilities of providing a complete and adequate learning in the nuclear field was gained during the subsequent years, together with a strong link to the related research aspects. Nowadays, the M.Sc. programme in Nuclear Engineering is attended by students from all over Italy.


The strategic validity of nuclear technologies, within their social, environmental and scientific aspects, is higher than fifty years ago. Nuclear Engineering, which was formerly finalized to its energy applications only, was addressed to other applications. It played a fundamental role in creating new disciplines responding to extremely complex problems. It should be remembered that Nuclear Engineering is characterized by a variety of correlated fields and by safety aspects which require a deep and integrated knowledge of each peculiar problem. Therefore the gained culture is effective in a wide variety of high-technology fields.


The M.Sc. programme in Nuclear Engineering aims at training engineers capable of facing the complex aspects which characterize the nuclear subjects. In this M.Sc. programme high emphasis is given to energetic applications, e.g. those referring to fission and fusion plants, the nuclear fuel, materials and safety. Also non-energy applications are accounted for, i.e., i) medical and industrial applications of radiation; ii) radiation detection and measurements; iii) nuclear electronics for radiation detection; iv) radiochemistry; v) radiation protection and vi) material physics, plasma physics and nanotechnologies with a strong link to their impact in the nuclear field. The contemporary presence both in the training and in the research activities of areas has proved to be a high-value qualifying aspect of the Course over the years.

3. Learning objectives

The M.Sc. programme in Nuclear Engineering aims at training engineers capable of facing complex problems in the framework of energetic and non-energy applications of the nuclear field.


The learning programme is structured in order to provide the future engineer with the competences to design, construct and manage complex plants utilizing either radiation fields or the energy generated by nuclear reactions. In particular, these skills are devoted to plants for energy generation, plants for waste reprocessing and disposal, systems exploiting radiation for industrial and medical applications, laboratories for characterizing and developing advanced materials.


Besides giving a deeper knowledge about basics of mathematics and physics, the learning programme is characterized by a strong core constituted by courses on nuclear reactor physics, nuclear plants, radiation detection and measurements and the associated instrumentation, safety of high-risk systems and nuclear materials. Some courses, on the student’s choice, allow to gain a deeper knowledge about the energetic and the non-energy fields.

4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The M.Sc. programme in Nuclear Engineering is organized according to the following scheme (ECTS - European Credit Transfer System)

4.2 Further Studies

The qualification grants access to "Dottorato di Ricerca" (Research Doctorate), "Corso di Specializzazione di secondo livello" (2nd level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di secondo livello" (2nd level University Master)

The MSc degree in Nuclear Engineering satisfies the requirements for applying (prior an admission examination) to a PhD Course. In particular, the knowledge and the capabilities devoted to research in the nuclear field may be deepened in the framework of the PhD Course in Energy and Nuclear Science and Technology of the Politecnico di Milano. More details are given in:

5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The Master degree (MSc) graduate in Nuclear Engineering can operate in high-technology research centres and industry. The MSc graduate possesses the capability of designing and managing sophisticated systems and plants and of conducting complex experiments, by mastering problems requiring multi-disciplinarity. His/her specific competencies apply to nuclear power plants and to other applications of radiation.

The gained title is “laurea magistrale” (MSc degree), belonging to the class LM-30 – Energy and Nuclear Engineering. The MSc graduate can act as a professional after having passed the “Qualifying Examination for Professional Engineers” ( and having joined Section A of the List of the Engineer Order of the province of residence (

5.2 Careers options and profiles

Owing to the multidisciplinary training and their capability of facing complex problems, the MSc graduates in Nuclear Engineering can easily apply to posts offered not only within the nuclear sector (industries operating in electro-nuclear power generation, nuclear plant decommissioning, nuclear waste processing and disposal, design and construction of radiation sources for industrial and medical application, institutes and centres for nuclear fusion and high-energy physics), but in other sectors operating in the field of high-technology, engineering companies, companies for industrial, medical and engineering advice, hospitals, companies for risk analysis and the environmental impact of high-risk plants, engineering companies, regulation agencies, officers of the European Community, research centres and universities.

It should be stressed that the employment opportunities in foreign companies and industries are likely to increase, as it is demonstrated by a fairly large number of graduates from this M.Sc. programme presently working in different Countries belonging to the industrialized world.

Based on academic sources (Career Service, Sector study, available for consultation on website; section “quantitative data” for the M.Sc. programme, available on, in 2018 the 100% of the M.Sc. graduates have found job or opportunities for further studies (second M.Sc., PhD). This fact confirms the positive situation of the previous five years (average percentage of employed greater than 96%).

The high percentage of M.Sc. graduates that continue with further studies is significantly larger than the average figure of the University, even if with a great variability from year to year. In particular, the average figure in the period 2013-2018 is 40% in a range 27-57%.

Excluding the choice of further studies, on the average more than 50 % of graduates have found a job within two months after the degree. Also data about permanent job positions are extremely positive (over 75%, much higher than the average of the entire University).

Besides the analysis of Career Service data, the Board of Study has promoted periodic questionnaires with graduates of the last five years (87 interviews over 202) about their job experience, recording high levels of employment in any areas of work.

Surveys of University Assessment Commission

5.3 Qualification profile

1)  Tasks in a professional environment: The nuclear engineer is a professional able to cope with complex problems, as those found in the nuclear field, either aimed at energy production or not. The graduate in Nuclear Engineering is awarded a master degree in the class LM-30 of the Italian categorization of university degrees, named ‘Energy and Nuclear Engineering’. He/she will be licensed in the profession of engineer, upon passing the state certification exam and registering in the Section A of the Engineering Register in the province in which he/she lives.

2) Expertise associated to each tasks

  • Design, build and manage complex plants which exploit the energy produced by nuclear reactions, or the nuclear radiations (e.g.: plants which produce energy, plants for the conditioning of nuclear wastes, installations for their safe burial, systems which exploit radiations for industrial or medical applications, particle accelerators, laboratories for the development and characterization of advanced materials);
  • Design, build and manage complex plants which exploit the energy produced by traditional energy sources (e.g.: oil&gas, coal);
  • Organize and manage the measurement of nuclear radiations, and the associated equipment;
  • Design systems which can involve high risks, and manage their safety;
  • Offer significant and original contributions to the development of advanced technologies of nuclear materials;
  • Work in the scientific and technological research;
  • Perform the technology transfer, towards applications in the advanced technologies field.

3)  Professional outlets: Those who earn the Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering have received a multidisciplinary education, and have learnt to cope, in a flexible way, with complex problems. Therefore they easily join working environments which require some type of deep expertise, like:
  • Companies which produce electro-nuclear energy;
  • Companies which operate in the field of the decommissioning of nuclear plants, or of the disposal of radioactive wastes;
  • Companies which design and/or build radiation sources for medical applications;
  • Companies which produce radiation detectors;
  • Research centers which work in the nuclear fusion field, and in the high energy physics field;

But also in various environments which do not require only a specific expertise, like in many high technology fields, as
  • engineering companies and consulting companies in the industrial field, namely the energy field and the medical field;
  • hospitals;
  • companies which perform safety analyses and environmental impact analyses of plants which involve significant risks; 
  • design firms;
  • consulting firms, banks, insurances, financial services;
  • companies which produce software, or perform technical- scientific consulting;
  • industries;
  • regulatory bodies;
  • officers of European organizations;
  • research centers, universities.


6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

First cycle degree (level 6 EQF) or comparable qualification

The admission to the M.Sc. programme in Nuclear Engineering undergoes an evaluation process aimed at determining the eligibility of the applicant. Such process, in compliance to the existing regulation (D.M. 22/10/2004 n. 270 art. 6 par. 2 and D.M. 16/3/2007, art.6 par. 1), is based upon curriculum requirements and an assessment of the preparation of the student.

The final decision about the admission to the Msc programme shall be taken by an Evaluation Commission set up by the Board of Studies, according to the academic career of the applicant and, if required, through an interview. The Commission may take into account a valid documentation showing clear exceptional conditions, justifying the non-compliance of the below-mentioned criteria and showing that the student has an adequate background. Such documentation shall be attached to the admission application.

If the applicant is admitted, compulsory additional subjects shall be communicated together with the admission and before enrolment, in order to provide students with the necessary information for a transparent and rational choice.

Requirements concerning the English language proficiency levels are presented in Paragraph 7.4.


Application for admission

A Bachelor of Science Degree (Laurea) is required for the evaluation of the career, as well as a higher degree (MSc, Laurea Magistrale). The evaluation can be carried out also for students enrolled in Politecnico di Milano BSc, if they are candidates in the next Graduation session, and for students enrolled in BSc of other Italian Universities, if they shall graduate before enrolling to the MSc.

Admission requirements concerning the academic career considered by the Commission are as follows:

  1. graduation at the Bachelor of Science no later than 31 March of the sixth year after the first enrolment (for example if the first enrolment an Italian University was in September 2013, the degree should be obtained before March 31, 2019); such requirement does not apply for candidates having a MSc;
  2. average graduation mark not below the “adjusted” admission threshold (see below);
  3. certification of the English language proficiency (please see Paragraph 7.4);
  4. further subjects and knowledge are not required (see section 6.2).

If the requirements stated at either point 1) or 2) of the above list are not satisfied,the Commission will evaluate the admission and, in case of a positive decision, assign possible prerequisites. If the requirements stated at either point 3) or 4) of the above list are not satisfied, the applicant will be accepted to the Msc programme and enrolled, after having satisfied these conditions, by demonstrating his/her proficiency in English and/or obtaining the necessary prerequisites identified and communicated by the Commission.


"Adjusted" admission threshold for candidates with a BSC issued by Politecnico di Milano

Students who gained their Bachelor of Science degree with a score lower than the “adjusted” admission threshold SC will not be admitted to the Msc programme in Nuclear Engineering. The ‘score’ is the average of the exams’ scores, weighted by the ECTS of each exam. BSc graduates from Energy Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mathematical Engineering, Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano have direct access if they attended specific courses in the framework of their BSc Courses. More details are given in:;


For admission to the 2020-2021 academic year, for candidates with a BSc issued by Politecnico di Milano, the “adjusted” threshold is calculated according to this formula:

SC = S + k * (min (N,N1)-3)

Where k = 0, N and N1 not assigned (since k=0) and the values of S are listed in Table 1:


Table 1

Subject of BSC graduation by attending specific courses


Ingegneria Energetica at the Politecnico di Milano  


Ingegneria Fisica at the Politecnico di Milano  


Ingegneria Matematica at the Politecnico di Milano  


Ingegneria dei Materiali e delle Nanotecnologie at the Politecnico di Milano


Ingegneria Chimica at the Politecnico di Milano  


Ingegneria Aerospaziale at the Politecnico di Milano  


Ingegneria Biomedica at the Politecnico di Milano  



The admission to the MSc also requires that at least 15 ECTS (at least 10 ECTS for BSc graduates from Biomedical Engineering) were gained by passing the modules listed in Table 2 in the framework of one of the Bachelor degree courses listed in Table 1.    


Table 2

Introductory modules



Radioattività e Radioprotezione



Introduction to Nuclear Engineering A+B  



Misure ed elettronica per applicazioni industriali 



Fisica della materia/ Fisica atomica



Fisica del nucleo  



Fisica del nucleo+laboratorio di fisica del nucleo  



Meccanica dei solidi



Introduction to quantum physics  








Other cases

  • candidates having gained the BSc degree at the Politecnico di Milano in the subjects listed in Table 1 by attending specific courses (at least 15 ECTS from the modules listed in Table 2 or at least 10 ECTS for BSc graduates from Biomedical Engineering), for which SC<22;
  • candidates having gained the BSc degree at the Politecnico di Milano in Energy Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mathematical Engineering, Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering without having gained at least 15 ECTS from the specific modules listed in Table 2 (or at least 10 ECTS for BSc graduates from Biomedical Engineering) in the framework of their BSc Courses;
  • candidates having gained their BSc degree at the Politecnico di Milano in different subjects than the ones specified table 1;
  • candidates having gained in other Universities their BSc degree which is considered eligible by the Nuclear Engineering Faculty;

will be evaluated by the Evaluation Commission. The access will be based on the evaluation of the candidate's CV, by evaluating the mark averaged weighted over the ECTS gained in the preparatory subjects to the courses which will be attended in the framework of the M.Sc. programme in Nuclear Engineering


For admission to the 2021-2022 academic year, the above "Adjusted" admission thresholds could be modified.


English Proficiency

For a list of the acknowledged certificates and their respective minimum requirements, please see Paragraph 7.4.


Admission without compulsory prerequisites

The candidate can be admitted to the M.Sc. programme in Nuclear Engineering when the Bachelor of Science degree programme is evaluated as being “consistent” with the M.Sc study programme. The Evaluation Commission verifies these requirements, also ascertaining the need of imposing any prerequisite (i.e. additional compulsory modules, tutoring specifically made available by Politecnico di Milano or specific MOOC, see aragraph 6.2 for more details) to fill possible gaps. Average B.Sc graduation mark will be consider element of merit to be admitted without compulsory prerequisites.

6.2 Requested knowledge

In order to be admitted to the M.Sc. programme in Nuclear Engineering applicants must have acquired a knowledge base that is consistent with the study programme offered in the degree course. This means that any prerequisite that is required to prospect students derives either from a lack of “consistency” with the applicant’s Bachelor of Science degree course.


Procedures for the application of prerequisites

An applicant who has been assigned any prerequisites may attend “Individual Courses”, in the period before the enrolment to the Master of Science. The following three opportunities exist:

  • to gain credits by passing courses at the Master of Science level, by means of the “Individual Courses” program; these credits will be accepted to part of the 120 credits necessary for the Master of Science degree.
  • to gain the ‘right to attend’ of courses at the Master of Science level. The same as before if the exam was not passed.
  • to gain credits related to the additional compulsory modules, as requested by the Evaluation Commission for the Master of Science. These credits shall be not accounted within the 120 credits required for the Master of Science degree.

Furthermore, the following restrictions are in force:

  1. the total amount of credits (by passing exams or only attending courses) that can be accounted under the 120 credits required for the Master of Science degree cannot exceed 32. Credits in excess of 32 could be only accepted as ‘over-limit exams’ (“soprannumero”).
  2. in any case, the total amount of credits earned by passing “individual courses” cannot exceed 80, including credits of compulsory prerequisites.

If an applicant does not pass the exams assigned as compulsory prerequisites within 15 months, he or she forfeits his/her right to admission totally and completely.

The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

The M.Sc. programme in Nuclear Engineering belongs to the School of Industrial and Information Engineering which establishes yearly the number of matriculations.

Detailed information on deadlines and places available can be found in the Enrolment Guide ( ).

How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano

6.4 Tutoring and students support

The School of Industrial and Information Engineering offers a variety of activities for student tutoring and support. The modalities and the schedule of these activities are available on:


7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

As specified by didactic regulations, 120 credits are required to obtain the degree.

The degree is obtained upon completion of 120 credits. The activities required to earn these credits are presented in detail in the curricula regulations; they include the preparation of a degree thesis (15 credits). 

7.2 Mode of study

Full time attendance is required. Both classroom and laboratory (experimental and numerical) activities are foreseen.

The courses are given in the standard teaching mode (lectures, numerical exercises, computational laboratories, experimental laboratories). Visits at plants or research laboratories are also foreseen. Attendance of lectures is not compulsory and is not recorded, but is strongly advised. Lectures are a major help in learning, and in acquiring the essential critical skills.  Innovative teaching methods have been included in some courses from 2018/19 academic year. Some examples: flipped/blended classrooms, courses under joint tutelage with the business world, soft skills/interdisciplinary courses.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

The main goals of the first year of the MSc degree in Nuclear Engineering are:

  • to build a uniform basis of knowledge, by completing the basic topics learnt in the BSc degree by courses which are either compulsory or chosen according to the previous BSc course (20 ECTS). The Courses for acquiring these credits will be assigned by the MSc Access Commission under the advice of the Curricula Commission;
  • to establish a sound knowledge of the basic disciplines of Nuclear Engineering (40 credits).

During the MSc second year the preparation in the subjects characterizing Nuclear Engineering will be completed. To this aim, 30 credits must be acquired within a set of restricted choices, well focused on the specific topics of Nuclear Engineering, while a much broader choice is offered within 15 credits, to be selected from the lists LM NUC 2A-2B-2C-2D-2EThree standard curricula (Nuclear Plants, Nuclear Technologies, Nuclear Systems Physicsare thus available to each student, irrespective of his/her previous expertise. In the same year the student will choose his/her thesis tutor and topic, then working on the thesis preparation (15 credits).

The student can thus enjoy a significant flexibility in achieving a sound knowledge of the disciplines of Nuclear Engineering. The standard curricula do not limit the freedom of choice of the students, but they 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 already present in the standard curricula. 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.

All the three standard curricula of the second year are available to each student, irrespective of the standard curriculum followed in the first year.

The general structure of the curricula is listed below: the courses are presented for each year, following the standard curricula. 

1st YEAR


20 credits (20 ECTS)  will be assigned from Table LM NUC 1, by the MSc Access Commission under the advice of the Curricula Commission and according to the previous BSc student’s curriculum. Further details are available on:

1 Year courses - Track: X2A - NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Courses of the Group TABLE LM NUC1

2nd YEAR

2 Year courses - Track: X2B - Nuclear Plants

2 Year courses - Track: X2C - Nuclear Technologies

2 Year courses - Track: X2D - Nuclear Systems Physics

Courses of the Group LM NUC 2A

Courses of the Group LM NUC 2B

Courses of the Group LM NUC 2C

Courses of the Group LM NUC 2D

Courses of the Group LM NUC 2E

Innovative Teaching

M.Sc. programme in Nuclear Engineering naturally allows including some innovative teaching methods according to the guidelines of Action 1 defined by the Academic Senate of Politecnico di Milano starting in 2018/19 academic year.

Actions in 2019/20 academic year:

  1. 2 ECTS offered with blended/flipped methods in the Radiation Detection and Measurements (096045) course of the first year. Particularly, some laboratory experiences are offered as flipped class (autonomous preparation of laboratory by the student using learning material provided by the professor with subsequent interaction and follow-up with teachers during laboratory)
  2. 2 ECTS offered with blended/flipped methods in the Introduction to Nuclear Engineering A+B (096039) course. Particularly, a project work regarding Nuclear Plants issues is offered as flipped class (Simplified Design Nuclear Reactors, Small Modular Nuclear Reactors).
  3. Soft skills/interdisciplinary courses made available by the School of Industrial and Information Engineering, included in the Group Table LM NUC 2E.
  4. Elective course Experimental Nuclear Reactor Kinetics (097665) as a joint course with an external institution (University of Pavia),including lectures/laboratories on the nuclear reactor by remote connection together with other countries students and common homework to be solved jointly.
  5. 1 ECTS offered with blended method in the elective course Laboratorio di Fisica delle Particelle (051127)
  6. 3 ECTS offered with flipped/blended method in the elective course Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Simulation for the Safety, Reliability and Maintenance of Energy Systems (053354) and 1 cfu offered with flipped/blended method in the elective course Reliability, Safety and Risk Analysis A+B (054649).



Honours Programme

Scientific Research in Industrial Engineering - Nuclear Science and Technology

The Honours Programme “Scientific Research in Industrial Engineering - Nuclear science and technology” falls within the strategy for high level training of the Politecnico di Milano. It is intended for students with high predisposition to studies and research and aims at improving the students’ skills in order to train engineers to be devoted to science and technological research.

The programme is structured through the traditional Course of Nuclear Engineering and gives the opportunity of deepening some aspects of the student’s training from the point of view of both methodology and subjects, under the supervision of a reference professor assigned by the CS.

For this purpose the programme foresees additional training activities in several disciplines and within the Msc Thesis for a total of 20 additional credits, including those listed in the Honours table and others within a broad choice among LM courses, guided by the interest of the student and in accordance with the reference professor.

The title of the programme will be officially reported in the students’ transcript together with the description of the conducted activities.

The access requirements and the modalities of attendance are described on: .

The maximum number of students who will be admitted to the Honours programme in the academic year 2020/21 is five.

Table Honours






Course name







Experimental nuclear reactor kinetics



1 - 2




MSc Thesis prolongation


Additional MSc Degree in Nuclear Engineering (for MSc graduates in Mathematical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano.

An additional MSc Degree in Nuclear Engineering can be awarded by MSc graduates in Mathematical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano, who attended the track “Mathematical-Physical Models for Nuclear Applications”. For this purpose, these graduates should enroll at the M.Sc. programme in Nuclear Engineering and attend only an additional year, as specified in: The students enrolled in this program can discuss the MSc Thesis of the MSc degree in Mathematical Engineering during their final degree examination (corresponding to 15 ECTS).

Students’ exchange programme between Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino.

In the framework of the agreement for students’ exchange between Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino, a selected number of students can apply to the second year attendance of the MSc in Energy and Nuclear Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino. These students should enroll at the M.Sc. programme in Nuclear Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano, by attending a specific track, as it is specified in: The progamme is suspended in the academic year 2020/21.

7.4 Foreign language

The School of Industrial and Information Engineering adopted, without any modification, the regulations approved by the Academic Senate for the whole Politecnico, concerning the knowledge of a foreign language, including the vocabulary of specific disciplines.

In order to be enrolled to the MSc programme, the student must own a certification stating a knowledge of the English language at the level required by the Politecnico di Milano. Since the knowledge of a foreign language is a pre-requisite for admission, no further tests will be performed during the MSc programme.

Foreign language guide 

Language courses

7.5 Degree examination

The degree examination consists of the presentation and the discussion of the work autonomously performed by the student in the preparation of the thesis. The final examination offers the student a further opportunity to deepen and verify the skills concerning the analysis, the elaboration and the presentation of the performed work. It consists of a discussion, face to the graduation commission, of the results achieved in the thesis activities.


The straightforward choice of a thesis tutor is for a teacher of the Nuclear Engineering curriculum, but the regulations of the Final Examination also allow each student to choose any Politecnico teacher, provided the Council of the Course in Nuclear Engineering is fully informed of the choice.


Information concerning general rules and regulations, session calendars, registration and consignment of theses is available at

Information concerning general rules and regulations, session calendars, registration and consignment of theses is available at

8. Academic calendar

Academic calendar 2014/2015

Academic calendar

9. Faculty

The names of professors for each Course, together with their subject, will be available on the degree programme starting from the month of September.
The degree programme is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.

10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Didactic infrastructures

The services to students involve counseling, curriculum management, financial support where applicable, and any service supporting university life. 

Didactic infrastructures available to the Nuclear Engineering Students

The M.Sc. programme in Nuclear Engineering gives high emphasis to practical exercise and laboratory classes. The didactical programme involves: the laboratory of radioprotection, the laboratory of radiochemistry and radiation chemistry, the laboratory of nuclear measurement and instrumentation, the laboratory of contaminant migration, the laboratory of electronics, the laboratory of micro and nanostructured materials, the laboratory of signal and risk analysis (LASAR), the laboratory of nuclear plant design. The large number of collaborations with Italian and foreign research Centres allow the students to access external laboratories for practical exercise and visiting. During laboratory classes, the students can use directly radiation detectors and complex instrumentation. More details are given on the web site of the Energy Department of the Politecnico di Milano ( ) and on: .


Information concerning this topic is available on the degree programme.

The degree programme is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.

11. International context

Politecnico di Milano is presently performing benchmarking analyses with most prominent international technical universities. Reports and studies on this topic will be available on the Politecnico di Milano website, in the section “Manifesto degli Studi”

12. Internationalization

The M.Sc. programme attendees have been exploiting the exchange programmes offered by the Politecnico di Milano since many years. These programmes allow to spend some periods of study (from one week up to more than one year) at high-quality international Universities, in the framework of agreements or common projects with institutional partners.

These opportunities include: 

  • a period of study in the framework of the Erasmus and theAthens programmes, extra-EU agreements and special programmes;
  • thesis developed at University laboratories, research Centres and companies;
  • double degrees;
  • UNITECH and TIME programmes.

Further information on the web site

Strong relationship exists among the Msc Course in Nuclear Engineering and other high-quality international Universities, such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Tokyo Institute of Technology (TITECH), the French “Grand Écoles”, Cambridge University, Oxford University, Durham University, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Georgia Institute of Technology (GeorgiaTech), Technische Universität München (TUM), Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft), Xian Jiaotong University (XJTU, China), Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST, South Korea), Grenoble Institute of Technology (INP, France).

Cooperative relations are also maintained with important international research institutes, such as Conseil européen pour la recherche nucléaire (CERN), Joint Research Center (JRC), Karlsruhe Institute Technology (KIT), Joint European Torus (JET), Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA), Paul Scherrer Insitut (PSI), Idaho National Laboratory (INL), European Consortium for the Development of Fusion Energy (EUROfusion).This contributes to improve the visibility of the Politecnico di Milano in the framework of Nuclear Engineering at international level.

Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available at

13. Quantitative data

The Didactic Observation Unit and the Evaluation Nucleus perform periodic analysis on the overall results analysing the teaching activities and the integration of graduates into the work world. Reports and studies are available on the website of the Politecnico di MIlano.

14. Further information

Further information, together with updates and contacts, about the Course of Nuclear Engineering is given in

15. Errata corrige