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Nuclear Engineering

What is it? The MEng is a professional master’s degree culminating in a final project and report. The final project tends to focus on a problem in industry as opposed to a novel research idea, and the written report may be published.

Who is it for? The MEng is geared toward working professionals, and especially engineers with a degree outside of the nuclear sciences that work in the nuclear industry. However, anyone interested in expanding their nuclear engineering knowledge can apply. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or basic science with a strong understanding of trigonometry, exponentials, natural logarithms, derivatives, the chain rule for derivatives, integrals, vector operations, and some ordinary differential equations.

Degree requirements are comprised of the following:

  • 30 credit hours
    • 12 credit hours of core coursework
      • NSEG 5124 Nuclear Reactor Analysis
      • NSEG 5204 Nuclear Fuel Cycle
      • NSEG 5424 Reactor Thermal Hydraulics or MSE 5384G Advanced Nuclear Materials
      • NSEG 5604 Radiation Detection and Shielding
    • 3 credit hours of graduate level math/statistics
    • 3-6 credits of project and report
    • 9-12 credit hours of elective courses
  • Diversity and Inclusion requirement
  • Ethics Requirement 

(CIP 14.2301)

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