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UC3M - European Master of Science in Nuclear Fusion and Engineering Physics

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  • UC3M - European Master of Science in Nuclear Fusion and Engineering Physics

Graduate School of Engineering and Basic Sciences

Escuela de Ingeniería y Ciencias Básicas
Direction
Prof. Luis Raúl Sánchez Fernández
Language
English
Attendance
On-campus
Credits
120
Campus
Leganes
Applications

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☛  Places available: 20

Departments
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Université Henri Poincaré, Universiteit Gent, Universität Stuttgart

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    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/22

    This master program is planned to be taught On- Campus / Blended learning, in the academic year 2021/22.
    In the event that capacity limitations persist in the classrooms at the beginning of the course due to risks derived from the COVID-19 pandemic, students must follow the sessions that are determined synchronously online. The master program will set the most appropriate shift system, always ensuring the maximum presence of all its students.
    It is recommended to have a portable computer equipment for the follow-up of those training activities that are determined. This equipment is essential for carrying out practices in virtual environments in university classrooms that do not have computer stations.
    International students who prove difficulties or delays in obtaining their visas and entering Spain, may request remote teaching until they may join the classes on-campus.

    The aim of the master’s programme is to provide a high-level multinational research-oriented education in fusion-related engineering physics, in close relation to the research activities of the partners, and with a well-integrated language and cultural experience. The combined and harmonized teaching and research of the 7 institutions involved, offers a great variety of competences in the field of fusion science and engineering physics.

    The joint European master’s programme offers a genuine European opportunity for master level studies in a field which is of crucial importance to contribute to the solution of the ever more urgent and vital problem of world energy supply. The partners have a long relationship in the framework of the coordinated EURATOM research programme on nuclear fusion.

    Student mobility is an inherent part of the programme structure and philosophy combining the mandatory stay of the student at two universities in two countries (first and second semester in one university, third and fourth semester in a second institution, including the realization of the master thesis).  


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    reasons to study master in Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion

    │MASTER IN NUMBERS

    • ☛ 1st in the ranking of the best masters 2019 of El Mundo in the area of "Experimental and technological sciences"
    • ☛ 5 organizing universities from 4 different countries of the European Union (EU), 13 EU partner institutions and 10 partner institutions outside the EU
    • ☛ About 70% of students get a job related to the field of plasma physics and nuclear fusion

     

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  • CURRICULUM
    • CURRICULUM 2021/22

      Course 1 - Semester 1

      General subjects
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      Plasma Physics6CEnglish
      Introduction to Atomic and Molecular Physics6CEnglish
      Fluid Dynamics6CEnglish
      Classical Electrodynamics6CEnglish
      Language and Culture I6CEnglish

      Course 1 - Semester 2

      General subjects
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      Computational Physics6CEnglish
      Experimental techniques in plasmas, nuclear physics and materials6CEnglish
      Lab Project: experimental techniques in plasmas, nuclear physics and materials6CEnglish
      Electives (choose 12 ECTS)
      Physics of Materials6EEnglish
      Statistical Physics6EEnglish
      Advanced Atomic and Molecular Physics6EEnglish

      Course 2 - Semester 1

      General subjects
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      Language and Culture II6CEnglish
      Joint Experimentation and Analysis Session6CEnglish
      Electives (choose 12 ECTS): Track 1 or Track2)
      Electives (T1/T2)6EEnglish
      Electives (T1/T2)3EEnglish
      Electives (T1/T2)3EEnglish
      Track 1 - Fusion Science
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      Computational Plasma Physics6EEnglish
      Fusion Reactor Physics6EEnglish
      Plasma Diagnostics and Technology of Materials6EEnglish
      Plasma Turbulence3EEnglish
      Magnetohydrodynamics3EEnglish
      Space and Astrophysical Plasmas3EEnglish
      Inertial Confinement Fusion3EEnglish
      Computational techniques in structure, dynamics and spectroscopy for atoms and molecules3EEnglish
      Fluid Mechanics and Partial Differential Equations3EEnglish
      Track 2 - Fusion Engineering
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      Fusion Reactor Physics6EEnglish
      Fusion device engineering: design, safety, and refueling technology6EEnglish
      Plasma Diagnostics and Technology of Materials6EEnglish
      Materials for Fusion Reactors3EEnglish
      Plasma-wall interactions in fusion plasmas3EEnglish
      Engineering for Fusion Devices: Robotics3EEnglish
      Nuclear Physics and Fusion3EEnglish
      Industrial applications of plasma technology3EEnglish

      Course 2 - Semester 2

      General subjects
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      Fusion School (ITER)6CEnglish
      Master's Thesis
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      Master's Thesis30C
    • CURRICULUM 2020/21

      The two-year FUSION-EP program is organised over four semesters. The total training program has to amount ups to 120 ECTS.

      The program structure is combined with a mandatory stay of the student at two universities in two countries as indicated in the table below:

      University A:

      • Semester 1
      • Semester 2
      • Summer Event

      University B:

      • Semester 3
      • Semester 4
      • Summer Event


      A Winter event near Cadarache (ITER site) will take place in the beginning of semester 4 (February-March) and takes 2/3 weeks. The program will contain courses and hands-on research activities in the field of nuclear fusion and plasma physics.

      In between the first and the second year and after the second year a Summer Event (rotating between partners) is organised. At the first Summer Event the partners propose a joint list of master thesis topics, with each topic belonging to a track. Each student now has to choose a particular track and a particular master thesis topic in this track. Coaching is provided at the Summer Event and a fair balancing of the students over the partners is promoted. At the second Summer Event the students defend their thesis in front of an international Examination Committee, the M1 & M2 students and international speakers. The Summer Event takes 5 working days, usually in the week of July 21.

      All the partners offer the four semesters. To provide a general engineering physics education at master level, to prepare the students for the advanced track courses and to accommodate students from different backgrounds (which will remain present in spite of the selection procedure),

          The first semester starts with 4 compulsory physical/technical courses complemented by a Language and Culture course intended to immerse the student in the local language and culture.
          The second semester counts 3 compulsory courses, completed by two elective courses (i.e. courses from a well-defined and restricted list).

      This courses are not identical at each university, but each partner schedules a course which is considered by the consortium to cover the topic indicated by the generic title. The Spanish offer is jointly made by Universidad Carlos III and Universidad Complutense together with the collaboration of the Fusion Division at CIEMAT (Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas).

      For the second year (semesters 3 and 4), the student must choose a track or specialization. The program offers 3 tracks, all of them fusion-oriented:

      • T1 (Track 1): Plasma physics (fusion-oriented)
      • T2 (Track 2): Computational methods in physics
      • T3 (Track 3): Plasma and fusion technology & engineering

      The Spanish offer (Universidad Carlos III, Universidad Complutense and CIEMAT) is organised as follows:

      Semester 3 and 4 (60 ECTS)

      The student has to choose one track (T1, T2 or T3), follow courses within this area of specialization (30 ECTS) and carry out the master thesis (30 ECTS) on one topic within the selected track. The courses are:

      • Language and culture (6 ECTS) (compulsory; third semester)
      • One elective course within the track (6 ECTS) (third semester)
      • “Research and training module” (9 ECTS) (third and fourth semester). This module is made of 3 courses: “Plasma physics and fusion seminars” (3 ECTS) plus two elective courses (3 ECTS each)
      • “Winter school” (9 ECTS). All the second year (M2) students follow during 2 / 3 weeks specialized courses on nuclear fusion and plasma physics. The event is held at the ITER site in Cadarache (France) in the beginning of semester 4 (February / March).

      The structure of the second year can be summarized:

      Semester 3:

      • Language and culture (6 ECTS)
      • Elective course (6 ECTS)


      Semester 4:

      • Winter school (ITER) (9 ECTS)


      Both semesters:

      • Research and training module (9 ECTS): "Plasma Physics and Fusion Seminars" (3 ECTS) + 2 elective courses (3 ECTS each)
      • Master thesis (30 ECTS)


      The offer of elective courses in the second year is:

      Course 2 - Annual

      Master's Thesis
      Subjects ECTS TYPE
      Plasmas Physics and Fusion Seminars 3 O
      Master's Thesis 30 TFM

       

      C) Compulsory: 54 ECTS

      E) Elective course: 36 ECTS

      TFM) Master's Thesis: 30 ECTS

    • QUALITY

      GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION

      First year offered: 2012

      QUALITY INDICATORS

      Master's Degree indicators

      PROGRAMME’S QUALITY ASSURANCE

      The Academic Committee of the Master’s programme complies with the SGIC-UC3M and it is responsible for the follow-up, analysis, review, assessment and quality of the program, it contributes with proposals to improve the program and produces the “Memoria Académica de Titulación” (Programme Report).

      Graduate Profile and Competences

  • FACULTY

    UC3M FACULTY

    • AUGER, MARIAN
      Department of Physics
      PhD Assistant Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • DE CASTRO BERNAL, VANESSA
      Department of Physics
      PhD Assistant Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • DISCETTI, STEFANO
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Visiting Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • GARCÍA GONZALO, LUIS
      Department of Physics
      Full Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • IANIRO, ANDREA
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Visiting Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • LEGUEY GALÁN, TERESA
      Department of Physics
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • MARTÍN SOLÍS, JOSÉ RAMÓN
      Department of Physics
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • MONJE, CONCEPCIÓN
      Department of Systems Engineering and Automation
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • REYNOLDS, JOSÉ MIGUEL
      Department of Physics
      Visiting Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • SÁNCHEZ FERNÁNDEZ, LUIS RAÚL
      Department of Physics
      Full Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • TRIBALDOS MACÍA, VÍCTOR
      Department of Physics
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV

    EXTERNAL FACULTY

    • ALONSO, ARTURO
      Researcher
      PhD
      CIEMAT
    • ALONSO, JAVIER
      Researcher
      PhD
      CIEMAT
    • BLANCO RAMOS, FRANCISCO
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
    • CALZADA CANALEJO, DOLORES
      Full Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD DE CÓRDOBA
    • CASTEJÓN MAGAÑA, FRANCISCO
      Researcher
      PhD
      CIEMAT
    • CONDE LÓPEZ, LUIS
      Full Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID
    • DÍAZ DÍAZ, JESÚS ILDEFONSO
      Full Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
    • DOMENECH GARRET, JOSÉ LUIS
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID
    • ERREA RUIZ, LUIS FERNANDO
      Full Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID
    • ESTRADA, TERESA
      Researcher
      PhD
      CIEMAT
    • FERNÁNDEZ SÁNCHEZ, PALOMA
      Full Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
    • GARCÍA BORGE, MARÍA JOSÉ
      Researcher
      PhD
      CSIC
    • GÓMEZ DE CASTRO, ANA INÉS
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
    • GÓMEZ GÓMEZ, JOSÉ MARÍA
      Full Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
    • HIDALGO VERA, CARLOS
      Researcher
      PhD
      CIEMAT
    • JIMÉNEZ APARICIO, JUAN ANTONIO
      Researcher
      PhD
      CIEMAT
    • LOARTE PRIETO, ALBERTO
      Researcher
      PhD
      ITER ORGANIZATION
    • MARÍN ARRESE, JUANA
      Full Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID
    • MC CARTHY, KIERAN
      Researcher
      PhD
      CIEMAT
    • MÉNDEZ AMBROSIO, LUIS
      Full Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID
    • MIER MAZA, JOSÉ ÁNGEL
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
    • MOROÑO GUADALAJARA, ALEJANDRO
      Researcher
      PhD
      CIEMAT
    • NÁCHER, ENRIQUE
      Researcher
      PhD
      CSIC
    • PERLADO MARTÍN, JOSÉ MANUEL
      Full Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID
    • RABADÁN, ISMANUEL
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID
    • RODRÍGUEZ PARRONDO, JUAN MANUEL
      Full Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
    • SÁEZ RIVERA, DANIEL
      PhD Assistant Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
    • SÁNCHEZ SANZ, JOAQUÍN
      Researcher
      PhD
      CIEMAT
    • TABARÉS VÁZQUEZ, FRANCISCO
      Researcher
      PhD
      CIEMAT
    • TENGBLAD, OLOF
      Researcher
      PhD
      CSIC
    • UDÍAS MOINELO, JOSE MANUEL
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
    • VILA VÁZQUEZ, RAFAEL
      Researcher
      PhD
      CIEMAT
  • ADMISSION
    • ADMISSION

      Application

      The application for admission must be sent (on-line) to the coordinating institution (Universiteit Gent). All the information about the admission conditions and the application on-line can be found in:

       

      The admission of new students for the 20/21 academic year has been deferred.
      The 20/21 course will be open only to second year students who are already taking the programme.

      Language Requirements

      Since English is the official language of the program, a high level of knowledge of written and spoken English is required. This knowledge can be credited with the results of an official B2 English diploma including evaluation of the 4 areas: listening, reading, speaking and writing as, for example, the TOEFL or IELTS, the Certificate of English at the Carlos III University of Madrid or Cambridge ESOL. As a general rule, the following minimum scores are required:

      • TOEFL (iBT): 72 - 94
      • IELTS: 5.5 - 6.5
      • Cambridge ESOL: Certificate of English (FCE)
      • Common European Framework (Languages): Level B2

      The language requirements will not be required to those students whose mother tongue is English or students who have completed their undergraduate studies in English, upon presentation of the relevant documentation.

    • ENROLLMENT

      fees *

      2021-2022 Academic year

       

      The tuition fees are stipulated by the program and must be paid to the coordinating institution (Universiteit Gent):

      Students awarded with an Erasmus Mundus scholarship are exempted.

      The coordinating university will pay to the partner universities the local tuition fees for the students pursuing the academic year at the corresponding university. In the case of Universidad Carlos III, the local tuition fees for the course 2020/2021 are:

      60 ECTS in the first academic year:

      • EU students: €2,701.2 (€45.02/ECTS credit)
      • Non EU students: €5,044.2 (€84.07/ECTS credit)

       

      ✎│Programme’s fees


      * The enrollment fees do not include the cost of issuing the master's degree certificate.​

       

      IMPORTANT

      All the students have to enroll in the Coordinating University (Universiteit Gent):

      The students following the program in Universidad Carlos III must also be enrolled in Universidad Carlos III.

      Additional information (Uc3m)

      • You can register on the Master’s degree program when you have finished the application admission process and you have received your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrollment you can choose between  Full-time enrolment or Part-time enrolment.
      • The email address which the University provides to the student upon enrollment will be used principally for communications with said student. For this reason, it is essential that it be actualized and periodically consulted.
      • Failure to make payment shall result in non-admission or termination of enrollment according to that established by the University. In case of annulment of registration because of failure to make payment, Universities can demand payment for previous enrollment in earlier academic years as a previous condition for enrollment.
        Universities shall not issue a diploma or certificate when a student has payments of any kind pending.

      ✎│Enrolment master’s programmes

      ✎│ECTS credits recognition

  • SCHOLARSHIPS
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    Furthermore, the Erasmus Mundus Program offers every year a number of scholarships for EU and non-EU students to follow the master:

    http://www.em-master-fusion.org/#!scholarships/cy19

    General information on grants and scholarships

    For more information on specific grants of interest awarded by UC3M and by other agencies or organisations.

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  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION
  • JOB MARKET

    Job Market

    Master Erasmus Mundus
    http://www.em-master-fusion.org

    University's Foundation (Fundación Universidad Carlos III) holds a careers service (Servicio de Orientación y Promoción Profesional,-SOPP-) which orientates, informs and helps graduates to get through the labour market.

    UC3M Guidance&Employment

    Each year a research is carried out in order to analyze work placements from previous year graduates.