Nuclear Power Engineering Program


2 years: 3 semesters at SPbPU + 1 semesters at a partner university (optional).


The program is aimed at training professionals in nuclear power engineering. After graduating from this program, you will be able to design, maintain and operate nuclear power plants and its main equipment such as nuclear reactors, steam generators and steam turbines. In-depth study of theoretical basis in nuclear reactor physics, thermal hydraulics and nuclear power plant safety will be also performed.


  • Bachelor’s, Specialist’s or Master’s degree in a relevant area is required
  • English language proficiency - B+ (CEFR B2) / Exam Test in a relevant field of studies
  • Interview in English with a program coordinator (Skype option is available)


Modules ECTS
Humanities 10
Basic Courses 13
Reactor Physics and Thermal Hydraulics Courses 10
Nuclear Power Plant Equipment Courses 10
Nuclear Power Plant Operation Courses 10
Economics and Management Courses 4
Elective Courses 5
Master’s Thesis, Scientific and Research Work 58
Total 120


  • Finland — Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Russia — Power Machines
  • State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom”


Our graduates become nuclear power plant engineers, and typically work for nuclear power plants, design institutes and manufacturing establishments. They may start with entry-level positions, which often deal with design or maintenance of plant equipment, and further they can be promoted to senior managerial positions, or to continue their studies in doctoral programs.