Course contents

Course Description

The first semester concentrates on laying a sound foundation in basic nuclear sciences and the principles of radiation detection. As we accept students from a large variety of disciplines and countries, we offer additional courses to enable students to close gaps in their knowledge in relevant subjects.


During the second and third semester, the fundamental knowledge is deepened, e.g. in in-depth courses of nuclear physics and chemistry or medical applications. In addition to this general knowledge, the students can choose their area of specialisation: Nuclear Power Technology, Medical Physics, Nuclear Waste Management and Nuclear Chemistry. In very intensive theoretical and practical classes, given by specialists from industry and research, students study principles and learn to apply them to practical problem-solving.

Finally, students have two extensive study projects, which can be undertaken in our own laboratories or undertaken as an internship in the facilities of our partners in research and industry.

The programme is completed by courses which aim to develop additional skills, e.g. application and use of nuclear simulation techniques, writing and presentation techniques, or ethics.

Nuclear Applications
Master of Science (M.Sc.)

1st-4th semester

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1st semester
Name of module P/W Credits V Ü P S SWS Bem
310330 Fundamentals of Nuclear Science C 5 2 2 4
310220 Radiation Detection C 5 2 1 1 4
310340 Fundamental Skills 1 C 5 3 1 4
320070 Fundamental Skills 2 C 5 3 2 5
310350 Applied Data Analysis C 5 3 2 5
320220 Elective * C 5 4 4
Summe 30 17 5 2 2 26
2nd semester
Name of module P/W Credits V Ü P S SWS Bem
320180 Nuclear Chemistry C 5 2 2 4
320210 Nuclear Physics C 5 2 1 1 4
320050 Nuclear Applications 1 C 5 4 4
320060 Nuclear Applications 2 C 5 4 4
000000 Focus Field E 10 4 4
Summe 30 16 1 3 0 20
3rd semester
Name of module P/W Credits V Ü P S SWS Bem
330050 Scientific Skills C 5 4 4
330060 Modelling and Simulation C 5 2 2 4
330210 Project Nuclear Applications (2 Months) E 10 0
000000 Focus Field E 10 0
Summe 30 2 0 6 0 8
4th semester
Name of module P/W Credits V Ü P S SWS Bem
000060 Master Thesis C 30 0
Summe 30 0 0 0 0 0
Abbreviations: T = Lecture, P = Problem Session, Lab = Laboratory, S = Seminar; C = Compulsory, E = Elective, SWS = Contact hours per week; * Elective: Fundamentals of Nuclear Chemistry or Cell Biology

 


Electives: Cell Biology, Fundamentals of Chemistry, or Anatomy (each 5 ETCS)

More information on the focus fields is available here.

The examination regulations and the module handbook are available on the Downloads page.