Reactor physics and Nuclear Engineering - Overview and Career Opportunities
Skills and Abilities This was the first French program devoted to reactor cores and provides students with the necessary skills for dealing with nuclear energy production systems, modeling and simulation of related coupled-core systems and for understanding neutron science, thermal hydraulics and nuclear instrumentation. The program also covers issues of safety, risk management and project management.
Career Options Engineers graduating with this program are most often employed in the following positions:
Research and development engineer in the nuclear power industry
Project manager in said industry
Operations engineer in energy production centers
Safety engineer in institutions dealing with nuclear safety
Researcher in an academic laboratory
Engineer for the decommissioning of nuclear plants
Associated Companies The major companies in the nuclear power industry and the nuclear safety authorities associated with the course are EDF, Cogema, Areva, Technicatome, IRSN and Andra.