Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering

The graduate program in nuclear and radiological engineering/medical physics leads to the degrees of

  • Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering,
  • Master of Science in Medical Physics,
  • Master of Science, and
  • Doctor of Philosophy.

In nuclear and radiological engineering, students with a bachelor's degree in engineering pursue the Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering degree, while students with a Bachelor of Science degree in other fields enroll for the Master of Science degree. Depending on the career objectives of the student, the Woodruff School may encourage a thesis as part of the Master of Science program. Nuclear and radiological engineering students must earn a graduate grade-point average of at least 3.0 and satisfy all remaining requirements to be certified for the master's degree.

Non-Thesis requirements

NRE 6101Transport Fundamentals3
NRE 6756Radiation Physics3
NRE 6401Advanced Nuclear Engineering Design3
Select one:3
Plasma Physics
Reactor Physics
Reactor Engineering
Radiation Detection
NRE Elective3
Math Elective3
Electives12
Total Credit Hours30

Thesis requirements

NRE 6101Transport Fundamentals3
NRE 6756Radiation Physics3
Select one:3
Plasma Physics
Reactor Physics
Reactor Engineering
Radiation Detection
NRE Elective3
Math Elective3
Electives6
NRE 7000Master's Thesis9
Total Credit Hours30

Nuclear Enterprise Management option (Non-thesis)

NRE 6101Transport Fundamentals3
NRE 6401Advanced Nuclear Engineering Design3
NRE 6756Radiation Physics3
Select one:3
Plasma Physics
Reactor Physics
Reactor Engineering
Radiation Detection
Math Elective:3
Computational Methods of Radiation Transport
Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering
NRE 8803Special Topics in Nuclear Engineering (Management of Nuclear Enterprise)3
ME/MGT 6753Principles of Management for Engineers3
MGT 6000Financial and Managerial Accounting I3
NEM Elective:3
Financial Optimization Models
Economic Decision Analysis
Organizational Behavior for Engineers
Productivity Measurement and Analysis
Strategic Management of Technology-based Ventures
Analysis of Emerging Technologies
Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Electives3
Total Credit Hours30

Nuclear Enterprise Management option (Thesis)

NRE 6101Transport Fundamentals3
NRE 6756Radiation Physics3
Select one:3
Plasma Physics
Reactor Physics
Reactor Engineering
Radiation Detection
Math Elective:3
Computational Methods of Radiation Transport
Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering
NRE 8803Special Topics in Nuclear Engineering (Management of Nuclear Enterprise)3
ME/MGT 6753Principles of Management for Engineers3
MGT 6000Financial and Managerial Accounting I3
NEM Elective:3
Financial Optimization Models
Economic Decision Analysis
Organizational Behavior for Engineers
Productivity Measurement and Analysis
Strategic Management of Technology-based Ventures
Analysis of Emerging Technologies
Leadership and Organizational Behavior
NRE 7000Master's Thesis9
Total Credit Hours33