Program structure

Master Programme Science and technology of Nuclear Fusion

The master program Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion offers an integral training on nuclear fusion science and technology. Since September 2015 the master has the following structure:

  • a compulsory program of core fusion courses, to develop the toolbox of modern fusion engineers in the broader sense;
  • a program of specialised fusion courses, including hands-on lab experience;
  • a program of elective fusion courses;
  • a 15 ECTS external project;
  • a 45 ECTS graduation project.

The educational approach has been designed to develop a well-balanced set of competences, making optimal use of the specific possibilities international fusion research offers.

Duration of Master: 2 years, 120 ECTS

Admission Requirements: Bachelor degree in Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. For all other educational paths, please contact the coordinator of the master program, dr. Roger Jaspers to discuss the options.

Finally, in case you are interested in fusion but are in doubt on how to put together a good study programme, please don't hesitate to contact the Fusion group. We'll talk about the options and find out what the best course of action is.

Programme structure
  Core Compulsory courses                                                 25ECTS
  Fusion Specialisation courses20ECTS
  Free electives15ECTS
  Graduation project45ECTS
  Total 120ECTS

The courses of each program element:

Core Compulsory Courses (25 ECTS)
 3MF100 Fusion on the back of an envelopeQ15ECTS
 3MF510 Homologation for FusionQ15ECTS
 3MF110 Magnetic Confinement and MHD of Fusion PlasmasQ35ECTS

 3MF120 Fusion reactors: extreme materials, intense plasma wall interaction

 0LM180 Model based Science: Principles and PracticeQ45ECTS
Fusion Specialisation Courses (20 ECTS)
 3MF500 Fusion Masterclasses (2 topics of one week each, topics are elective)1w/Q2x2.5ECTS
 3MF130 Heating and Diagnosing Fusion PlasmasQ25ECTS
  •  From Applied Physics program:
   3MP010 Introduction to Plasma PhysicsQ15ECTS
   3MP020 - Advanced OpticsQ35ECTS
   3MT010 - Advanced Fluid DynamicsQ15ECTS
   3MP120 - AstrophysicsQ25ECTS
   3MP140 - Accelerators and BeamsQ35ECTS
   3MT120 - Advanced computational Fluid and Plasma dynamicsQ35ECTS
   3MA010 - Computational & mathematical PhysicsQ15ECTS
  •  From Mechanical Engineering program:
   4SC010 Control and operations of tokamaksQ32.5ECTS
   4SC030 Control of magnetic instabilities in fusion plasmasQ42.5ECTS
   4CM00 -  Control EngineeringQ1/Q35ECTS
   4SC000 - Optimal Control & dynamic programmingQ25ECTS
   4CM60 - Advanced motion controlQ45ECTS
   4SC020 - Embedded Motion ControlQ45ECTS
   4DM30 - Non‐linear ControlQ35ECTS
   4MM10 - Advanced Computational Continuum MechanicsQ25ECTS
   4MM20 - Computational and Experimental MicromechanicsQ25ECTS
   4MM30 - Deformation and FailureQ42.5ECTS
   4LM40 - Structural Integrity and ReliabilityQ45ECTS


  •  From Electrical Engineering program:
   5CSA0 - Modelling DynamicsQ15ECTS
   5LMC0 - Robust ControlQ35ECTS
   5LMB0 - Model predictive ControlQ35ECTS
   5LIJ0 - Embedded Control SystemsQ35ECTS
   5SPB0 - Microwave engineering and AntennasQ35ECTS
   5SVB0 - Power Quality PhenomenaQ35ECTS
   5APA0 - Power ElectronicsQ35ECTS
   5LFB0 - Terahertz systems Q45ECTS
   5SVA0 - High voltage technologyQ25ECTS
Free Electives (15 ECTS)
These can be chosen from all master and third level bachelor courses which are offered at the TU/e or elsewhere, under the condition that they have the same level.