Master Material Science for Nuclear Energy (MaNuEn)



National diploma
  • Degree awarded Master
  • Graduation year Bac + 5
  • Graduation level Level 7
  • Mention
    • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Duration 2 ans
  • Available as
    • Initial education
    • Continuing education


The Master MaNuEn - Materials Science for Nuclear Energy is an international master designed for students wishing to pursue a career in the nuclear industry, in R & D or working for research organizations. MaNuEn is a 2-year master's degree aiming at covering the specificities of materials used in a nuclear environment, mainly nuclear fuels and components, with a particular focus on the durability of materials under irradiation. The second year of the MaNuEn Master is common with the Master of Science in Nuclear Energy - EMINE (first year at KTH in Sweden or the UPC in Spain) Master of Science Innovation in Nuclear Energy - EMINE

Strong points

  • Co-accréditation by INSTN, label I2EN
  • 50% of courses given by engineer and researcher from nuclear industry
  • Priviliged contact with R&D teams of CEA and EDF
  • On site courses at EDF (2 weeks) and CEA (3 weeks)




Train engineers or researchers on aspects related to materials and their sustainability in the nuclear field.

Further information

120 ECTS fully taught in english (IELTS 5.5 required).

More than 50% of the courses are given by industrialists (CEA or EDF).

Conventional fees are about 520 euros plus a participation fee of 4000 euros.

  • Training partners


    The master is co-accredited by the INSTN (National Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology). The master also obtained the certification of the I2EN (International Institute of Nuclear Energy) for the second year.

    The partner companies of the master are EDF with its research center "Material Aging Institute" as well as CEA and INSTN. These partners offer topics for second year internship.

    Other institution(s) delivering the degree

    Co-accreditation: INSTN and I2EN labeling (M2 only)


  • Who should apply? Bac + 3, Bac + 4
  • Available as :
    • Initial education
    • Continuing education

Entry requirements

Prerequisites for M1 : bachelor in physics, mechanic, nuclear, materials
Prerequisites for M2 : M1 in physics, mechanic, nuclear, materials

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Registrations are open

- Applications campaign: from October 23, 2021 to April 30, 2022

Applications are made online: Application FSA


Start of the M1 and M2 courses: early September

Registration fees

From September 2021, specific fees are added to the registration fees for International Masters, the amount of these specific fees is 1230 euros.

The amount of the registration fees depends on your nationality:
  • Registration fees are 243 euro for applicants from a country member of European Union.
  • Registration fees are 3770 euro for applicants from a non-EU country.

CVEC fees (campus and student fees) have to be added: 92€ in September 2021.





Education contact

Secretary : Maxence REBOULLET


  • Course duration 2 ans
  • Internships abroad



In the first year, courses focus on the fundamentals of materials science and reactor physics. An internship (2-3 months) is performed between the first and the second year.
  • Fundamentals of materials science 1 (6 ECTS)
  • Fundamentals of materials science 2 (6 ECTS)
  • Materials and numerical methods (6 ECTS)
  • Reactor physics and nuclear engineering (6 ECTS)
  • Physics / language (6 ECTS)
  • Elaboration and material characterization (7 ECTS)
  • Applied materials 2 (6 ECTS)
  • Mechanics and modeling (6 ECTS)
  • Internship (11 ECTS)


The content of the second-year program and courses has been established in collaboration with EDF, CEA/INSTN and Framatome engineers. The second year takes place over 2 semesters: all the courses of the master are taught in the first semester (September to January) : 2 specialized courses are taught at CEA Cadarache (3 weeks in january) and Material Aging Instiute (1 week in January at EDF Renardières) are part of the curriculum. The second semester is devoted to an internship of 5 months minimum in industry or research laboratory.
  • Materials and new reactors (6 ECTS)
  • Materials in nuclear environment (6 ECTS)
  • Materials and process challenges in nuclear reactors EDF + Framatome (6 ECTS)
  • Nuclear Fuels CEA/INSTN  (6 ECTS)
  • Management and language (6 ECTS)


  • Internship abroad Yes
  • Erasmus areas Materials science


  • Graduation year Bac + 5
  • Graduation level Level 7



• Engineer in nuclear industry
• Engineer in research and development department (CEA, EDF, FRAMATOME, ORANO
• Academic position as a reseacher or lecturer

Further learning opportunities

About half of the students are pursuing in a PhD