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Overview The following Master degree program was designed within the framework of a specialization Nuclear Physics and Technology. The area of professional activity of the graduates is nuclear and thermonuclear installations, their fuel cycle, their inherent fundamental processes, methods of their research, design, and production. One of the main features of the program is problem-based scientific work on the development and implementation of promising technologies of the nuclear fuel cycle. It is worth mentioning, that Tomsk Polytechnic University possesses advanced facility and equipment, allowing student to practice theoretical knowledge and gain practical skills. For example, Tomsk University has more than 30 research laboratories and R&D centers, Nuclear Research Reactors, Material Measurement Center, and many others.  Additionally, the area Nuclear Physics and Technology is one of the promising area, which is currently thirsty of good specialists. The following program considerably increases your chances to find a high paying job.

Degree title                           

Master of Science in Nuclear Reactors and Power Plants

Duration2 academic years
Application deadline10.08 (fall semester)
Contact for application issues

International Admission Office (preferably)

E-mail: omrs@tpu.ru

Tel: +7 (3822) 60-64-76

Online Application

Program contacts:

Division for Nuclear-Fuel Cycle

Learning output

The program will allow the graduates to:

  • apply natural-science, mathematical and engineering knowledge in the field of nuclear physics and technology, technical physics, sufficient for solving problems in the area of nuclear energy technologies
  • study and analyze scientific and technical data of Russian and international experience in the field of physics, thermal physics, strength and design of nuclear power plants
  • conduct modeling of processes and objects based on standard computer-aided design and research instruments
  • conduct experiments according to the developed methodology with following summarizing and analysis of the results
  • develop and improve methods for physical and mathematical modeling of reactor installations and justification of their reliability of modern, advanced and special nuclear facilities
  • develop criteria and conduct analysis of safe operation


The program curriculum includes the following subjects:

  • Physics of Nuclear Fission and Fusion
  • Methods and Technologies for Converting Nuclear Fission Energy into Thermal Energy
  • Nuclear Energy Technologies
  • Physical Theory of Reactors
  • Experimental Reactor Physics
  • Designing of Nuclear Reactors and Power Units
  • Special Materials of Nuclear Power Units
  • Methods and Technologies for Controlling Internal Reactor Processes
  • Ecology Issues of Nuclear Fuel Cycles
  • Reactor Control Systems
  • Correct Operation of Nuclear Power Plants
  • Optimization of Parameters and Characteristics of Nuclear Reactors
  • Perspective and Special Nuclear Power Units
  • Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycles
  • and others
Areas of expertise and employment

The program graduates will be able to work as engineers, designers, researchers, engineers of nuclear reactors, operators of reactor units, chief engineers, and deputy heads of nuclear power plants.

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