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MS in Nuclear Engineering or Engineering Physics question

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Hi, PF, this should be my 5th post or something here in "Academic Guidance" (I changed my mind a lot in few months :biggrin:, but now I really need to decide:nb):nb))

I'm considering to go for an MS in Nuclear Engineering that specializes in Nuclear System Physics (https://www4.ceda.polimi.it/manifesti/manifesti/controller/MostraIndirizziPublic.do?evn_default=EVENTO&k_corso_la=478&lang=EN&__pj0=0&__pj1=21ede1a46bf2b063eab368d1eb66b44a if you want to look at the courses). I talked to professors and all and it seems I'm ok, but I have one question that they seem to avoid answering to:

What can I do if I do not what to work in nuclear plants and with medical stuff (radiation therapy)?

I like to study physics, but I don't think I can handle MS in physics given my background and I also like to look at "application" along the way, so Nuclear Engineering seems a pretty good for me. I really do not want to work in plants and related stuff... I don't know what I want to do in the future, but I can say that right now I'm attracted to/fascinated by material with unusual properties. The professor I've spoken with said Nuclear Engineering could be an option, but he remained a bit vague.

I've also considered an MS in Engineering Physics that specializes in "Nano-physics and Nanotechnology" (https://www4.ceda.polimi.it/manifesti/manifesti/controller/ManifestoPublic.do?&aa=2017&k_cf=225&k_corso_la=486&ac_ins=0&k_indir=F2B&lang=EN&tipoCorso=ALL_TIPO_CORSO&caricaOffertaInvisibile=false&semestre=ALL_SEMESTRI) but they said I would have to take extra courses and it seems very optic-oriented (too much for me - I don't know anything about optic and lasers).

I really can't decide because, to be honest, I think I would like to do "something in between". I'd be very happy if you could give me any kind of advice to help me decide.

Thanks
Ric
 

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If you really are not interested in work related to nuclear plants, I can't see any reason to study nuclear engineering.
 
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Because there are only 2/3 courses about nuclear plants and the rest of the courses seem pretty generic. I know I won't enjoy studying for those courses, but I will find 2/3 course I don't like in every major, I think!
 

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