The NE program provides coursework for a graduate-level nuclear engineering education with study areas in nuclear operations and safety, nuclear science, and nuclear systems and policy. The focus on nuclear operations and safety not only fulfills a recognized educational need, but is also designed to take advantage of unique industrial resources in the Pittsburgh area.
Our nuclear engineering faculty nuclear scientists and engineers with decades of experience in the commercial nuclear power industry and naval nuclear programs. The nuclear science area provides courses necessary to support a graduate-level research program. Finally, the NE program offers courses in nuclear systems and policy, for example, we have a courses on codes and standards for the nuclear industry and on nuclear plant management. This MS degree and certificate can be earned either on campus or online.
Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering
The goal of this program is to develop the basic competencies needed by science and engineering graduates to contribute quickly and effectively to the renaissance of nuclear science and technology in the United States and abroad.
Nuclear Engineering Certificate
A key need in the nuclear technology marketplace is for engineers from diverse disciplines who possess knowledge of nuclear phenomenology and technology. The University of Pittsburgh meets these marketplace needs by preparing engineers through the graduate certificate in Nuclear Engineering.