The only one of its kind in Europe, the programme will open in September 2019. Initiated and coordinated by Abdesselam Abelouas, professor at the SUBATECH lab (a joint research lab associating IN2P3-CNRS, the University of Nantes and IMT Atlantique), the programme is carried by a consortium involving IMT Atlantique, the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid (Spain), Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland) and the University of Ljublijana (Slovenia). This master's aims to develop technical skills enabling engineers to work in all scientific fields related to nuclear energy.
The result of collaboration between four major technological training institutions, the SARENA Master's programme deals with an area that is essential to Europe's energy independence: nuclear energy. The programme covers a large range of nuclear applications, from the design and operation of nuclear power stations to the critical issue of radioactive waste management and the dismantling of plants. The programme responds to needs expressed by actors in this field and therefore benefits from strong support from industry (EDF, Orano, ASSYSTEM, GEN Enerjia) and public surveillance and research organisations (in particular, the Andra and the CEA in France).
The programme, taught entirely in English, will take in 66 students who will have a choice of two courses:
- Operation of reactors
- Waste management and dismantling
by Pierre-Hervé VAILLANT