Below you will find a brief description of the programme's contents and learning outcomes.


The European Master of Science in Nuclear Fusion and Engineering Physics (FUSION-EP), with its broad network of universities and research institutes, builds upon high-level, multinational, research-oriented education in fusion-related engineering physics. The programme operates in close relation to the research activities of the partners, offering a culturally diverse and academically engaging experience.

The studies in engineering physics are devoted to the technical applications of physical theory and strongly supported by the research activities in the different laboratories within the Consortium. By combining the practical concepts of a degree in engineering with the essentials of education as an engineering physicist, these studies train engineers capable of performing, advancing and leading technical and scientific research in both research institutes and industry.

The engineering component of the studies makes the physics engineer familiar with the analysis, design and optimisation of new and existing systems, products, machines, materials and more, for which simplification to manageable system descriptions (from rules of thumb to expert systems) is essential. Although the various methods and applications are treated in the context of the technology of fusion devices, their relevance goes far beyond the domain of nuclear fusion. In the physics component, the reductionist approach holds centre stage; here experiments and mathematical modelling seek to reduce physical phenomena taking place in the plasma and in its interaction with its surroundings, to their very essence, and to discover the physical laws applicable. The rigorous attitude is hereby essential, and a physical theory should stand a validation by experiment.

While in the first master year the course content is intentionally kept relatively broad, in the second year students can select between two study tracks (track Fusion Sciences and track Fusion Technology). The programme offers plenty of room for emphasis on personal interests through a broad offering of elective courses.


Based on their career plans and possibilities of the various sites, students may follow either the Fusion Sciences track or the Fusion Technology track. This allows students to put their preferred emphasis according to their interests, even though it is possible to select courses from both tracks.

  • 2023 Stuttgart University, Vaihingen campus (on site)

    July 10-13, 2023

    2022 Aix-Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence campus (on site)

    July 11-13, 2022

    2021 Gent (partially remote)

    July 12-13, 2021

    2020 Gent (Remote)

    July 22-24, 2020

Mobility scheme and main events in the curriculum


Most of the teaching units are embedded in local master programmes. The evaluation procedures are defined by the partner university where the student is enrolled. In particular, this concerns evaluation grids, minimal results required to pass, re-sit and/or compensation possibilities, the procedure and timing of exams.

Student agreement template

Every student is committed to the rules of our programme, as described in the student agreement template.

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