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Our department has a unique history. It is home to the first university-based reactor program and Nuclear Engineering curriculum in the United States.


Our Expertise is Diverse

Six Research Areas

Learn by Doing

Through its state-of-the-art facilities and advanced computer resources, the department integrates education and research, giving our undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to solve real-world problems in classroom, field and laboratory settings.

Nuclear engineering students in Burlington Labs. Photo by Marc Hall.
Nuclear engineering students in Burlington Labs. Photo by Marc Hall.

Degree Offerings


  • B.S. Nuclear Engineering
  • Minor in Nuclear Engineering


  • Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program
  • Master and M.S. Nuclear Engineering
  • Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering

Online Degrees

  • Master of Nuclear Engineering

Broaden Your World

Student Organizations: Students can choose from our department organizations or other College of Engineering student organizations to network and learn outside the classroom.

Co-op Experience: Engineering students can gain hands-on job experience while pursuing their degrees, and get paid for it, through the Cooperative Education Program.

Study Abroad: Engineering is a global enterprise. Many employers are looking for graduates with second languages and international exposure. Study abroad can make that happen.



Donations help the NE department evolve and keep pace with the latest technology, while giving our students the skills, global awareness and sense of responsibility they need to make a difference in the world. Consider supporting the department today. Follow our Give Now link to donate to the Nuclear Engineering Enhancement Fund.