General Information for all NE Students

Professor Paul Turinsky, chief scientist of the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL)

NC State's Nuclear Engineering programs are recognized and respected nationally and internationally, thanks in part to graduates like our distinguished alums. Nuclear engineering faculty are all active in research, bringing their discoveries to the classroom and their students first. Our graduate program for Nuclear Engineering at NC State University is ranked in the top ten by US News & World Report.

Our degrees and programs

Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering
Program Focus The ABET Program Educational Objectives of the BS degree in nuclear engineering prepare graduates to:
  • solve nuclear engineering problems and apply the creative process to nuclear engineering design;
  • perform nuclear engineering tasks and understand the professional and ethical responsibility and accountability for the social and environmental impact of nuclear engineering practices;
  • participate in cross-disciplinary projects;
  • apply written and oral communication skills necessary to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences;
  • apply advances in nuclear engineering practice and research; and,
  • continue to learn and be successful in pursuing graduate and professional education opportunities that are available.
Sample Careers Nuclear engineers develop designs for nuclear power plants, apply radiation in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, build alternative energy systems, and develop power systems to fuel satellites and deep space probes.
CODA Change of Degree Audit to declare major Students who complete first-year engineering requirements can apply to CODA into the BS degree program in nuclear engineering.
NE Curriculum
Total Credits Credit hours required to graduate 123
Students Enrolled See NE enrollment data provided by Office of Institutional Research and Analysis
Minor Our department offers a minor in nuclear engineering, typically to students in science, math or engineering majors. The nuclear industry hires graduates who may not have an undergraduate degree in nuclear engineering but have sufficient knowledge in nuclear enginering basics.
Accelerated Tracks Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's (ABM) Program for BS-MS and BS-MNE. The ABM program is open to nuclear engineering majors with a 3.5 overall GPA average and a 3.25 average in science, math and engineering courses. It allows students to complete two degrees in a shorter time. Students are advised on what graduate-level courses to take in their undergraduate senior year; these courses will count for undergraduate and graduate-level graduation requirements. Once enrolled in NE 301, contact Lisa Marshall for paperwork completion.
Jobs and Salary Nuclear Engineers Occupational Outlook and Salary - Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Go beyond the degree

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Accelerate Your Degree

Consider our Accelerated Bachelor's-Master's program or Engineering Online courses and graduate degrees. They may help you achieve your degree goals more quickly and conveniently.

Plan Your Career

Co-op and internships give you work experience while pursuing your degree. Our nationally recognized Engineering Career Fair gets you hired. Take time to explore our industry and alumni connections.

Become a Global Engineer

Engineer without borders! Take advantage of study abroad and international degree programs in engineering. Learn other languages and cultures to expand your career horizons.

Explore Research

NCSU is a world-renowned research university with significant graduate and faculty research in the NE department. We offer opportunities for undergraduate research, too.

Become a Licensed Engineer

The Professional Engineer (PE) license is the engineering profession's highest standard of achievement and assurance of quality.
Learn how to get your PE

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