BNEN – The Belgian Nuclear higher Education Network. Your way to the European master of nuclear engineering.

Frans Moons, Bernard Verboomen

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    BNEN, the Belgian Nuclear higher Education Network has been created in 2002 by five Belgian universities and the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN) as a joint effort to maintain and further develop a high quality programme in nuclear engineering in Belgium. The master of nuclear engineering is a one year interuniversity programme. The program is taught in English. Its high modularity allows for optimal time management for teachers and students, it facilitates individual participation in selected courses e.g. advanced courses in the context of continuous professional development and it also facilitates foreign students participation in blocs of courses. The 60 ECTS masters programme goes through subjects like neutron physics (3 ECTS), nuclear safety (3 ECTS) and nuclear thermal hydraulics (6 ECTS), provides the knowledge for neutronic reactor core design (8 ECTS) and plant operation and control (3 ECTS). At a more interdisciplinary level, the programme includes courses on nuclear energy (3 ECTS) and material science (6 ECTS) with a particular interest in the fuel cycle (3 ECTS). Radiation protection (6 ECTS) and a menu of advanced courses (4 ECTS) belong also to the backbone of the programme. The master thesis (15 ECTS) offers opportunities for internship in industry or in a research lab. ECTS credits indicate the average student work load to successfully complete a course. 60 ECTS represents, in term of workload, one year of study. The Belgian master of nuclear engineering programme is embedded in the European ENEN association, a non-profit international organization of universities and research centers for the preservation and further development of higher nuclear education and expertise. The Belgian master of nuclear engineering programme, where appropriate collaborates with the ANENT, the Asian Network for Education in Nuclear Technology.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th Int Conf on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems, August 21-26, 2005
    Place of PublicationBrussels, Belgium
    StatePublished - 26 Aug 2006
    EventICENES 2005 - 12th International Conferences on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems - SCK.CEN, Brussels
    Duration: 22 Aug 200526 Aug 2005


    ConferenceICENES 2005 - 12th International Conferences on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems

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