Program overview

Our study program was awarded by the British journal Nuclear Engineering International to be one of the five best programs (duration more than 6 months). We are proud to have been awarded in the second year.

Recently, we have been awarded the certification of the German Society of Medical Physics for the focus field "Medical Pyhsics".

Our program is really international: Students from 21 countries all around the world have been registered, so far: Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Germany, Hongkong, India, Iran, Jordan, Luxemburg, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela. We hope to see students from more countries in the future.


The Master of Science in Nuclear Applications program provides students with a solid scientific basis, enabling them to use scientific and engineering methods to analyze technical procedures and develop practical solutions while taking into consideration related areas outside their specific field of study.

During the program, the students acquire wide-ranging, integrated knowledge and understanding of the scientific and technical fundamentals of nuclear science and technology.

They have at their disposal a critical understanding of the basic theories, principles and methods dealt with during their studies, and are in a position to broaden this knowledge independently. 

Moreover, students gain the ability to collect and interpret data and to infer scientifically-based judgements from it, as well as to implement appropriate solutions that take into account social, scientific and ethical issues.

Students learn to formulate and defend their own opinions and solutions and to exchange information, ideas, problems, and solutions with experts and lay people, as well as work responsibility in a team.

These wide-ranging skills ensure flexibility in career opportunities and form an ideal basis for the lifelong learning skills that are indespensible in modern professional life.

Study course: Master of Science in Nuclear Applications (Master of Science) 

Degree: Master of Science

Standard period of study: four semesters (120 credits) 

Admission: every winter and summer semester

Application: directly at the FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences 

Study location: Jülich 

Language of courses: English

Career Prospects

Our graduates have a broad scientific and technical training that enables them to choose from a wide range of possible career paths, the importance of which will continue to grow in the future. Depending on the specialization chosen by the students as well as their personal interests and preferences, they find employment in many different branches of industry and public service.

  • Nuclear power production
  • Power plant development, design and construction
  • Decommissioning
  • Nuclear waste management
  • National and international legal authorities
  • Radiation safety
  • Radiopharmacy
  • Hospitals (medical physics experts)
  • Environmental agencies
  • Radioisotope production
  • Detector industries
  • Conventional industries
  • Research institutions

Above all, career opportunities present themselves wherever technical problems must be solved systematically using interdisciplinary skills based on scientific expertise. Many of our graduates have been admitted to Ph.D. programs.


ECTS Coordinator

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Karl Ziemons
Heinrich-Mußmann-Strasse 1
52428 Jülich
Room 01F19
T: +49.241.6009 53960
F: +49.241.6009 53962