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Endesa and UPC promote the first Master in Nuclear Engineering in Spain

Mar 05, 2011

Entirely taught in english, the program meets all the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) requirements. This one year duration masters course comprises approximately 600 hours of classes plus 6 month placements in nuclear facilities.

The Rector of the UPCBarcelonaTech, Antoni Giro, and the CEO of Endesa, Andrea Brentano, have signed an agreement of collaboration to launch the first Spanish master's program specializing in nuclear engineering.

Offered by the School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (ETSEIB), this one year master course will appeal to
recently graduated engineers in technical sciences (physics, chemistry, mathematics).

The program meets all EHEA requirements and leads to an official qualification. Students enrolled in this course will receive 90 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).

The program includes visits to the Asco and Vandellós power plants
- Endesa owns the 95% - given its geographical proximity, but also to other nuclear and energy infrastructures in Europe. One of the unique features of this course is the inclusion of a significant number of nuclear energy lectures delivered by European experts.

It is planned to contact other European universities offering nuclear engineering taught courses in order to establish bilateral student mobility programs.

The course is an initiative of the Endesa Energy School that has several projects in similar areas.