Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Academic Programs

Currently, the Nuclear Engineering Program offers options for both undergraduate and graduate students. Highlights of these options are:

Undergraduate Students

 For Pitt undergraduate students majoring in engineering or science, a Certificate in Nuclear Engineering: 

  • Three nuclear engineering courses
  • Two department-specific courses related to nuclear engineering

Engineering Science majors can choose the Nuclear Energy Concentration
 

Post-Baccalaureate

For persons with BS in engineering or science, a Certificate in Nuclear Engineering: 

  • No pre-requisites for engineers
  • Pre-requisites for science majors: BS degree, Phy I, Chem I, and Calc II
  • Five nuclear engineering courses, most courses offered traditionally and through online learning

Graduate Students, a Certificate in Nuclear Engineering

  • For Pitt graduate students pursuing an MS in engineering: Five nuclear engineering courses, most offered 
traditionally and through online learning

Graduate Students, a MSNE

  • The approval of a MSNE is pending.
  • A professional (non-thesis) MSNE
  • A research (thesis) MSNE

Required Options

Students must choose two courses from one of the seven options below to complete the undergraduate nuclear engineering certificate requirements.

BIOENGINEERING

Select two of the following six courses: 

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Select two of the following five courses: 

CIVIL ENGINEERING

 
Select two of the following five courses: 

  • CEE 1340: Design of Concrete Structures I (3 units) 
pre-req: CEE 1330 and CEE 1105 or equivalent

 
  • CEE 1514: Environmental Impact Assessment (3 units) 
  • CEE 2340: Design of Concrete Structures II (3 units) 
pre-req: CEE 1340 
  • CEE 2343: Prestressed Concrete (3 units)
 pre-req: CEE 1340 
  • CEE xxxx: Reliability of CEE Systems (3 units) 

COMPUTER ENGINEERING

 Select two of the following four courses:   

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

 Select two of the following four courses: 

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

 
Select two of the following six courses: 

  • ENGR1500: Ethical Dilemmas - Balancing Cost, Schedule, and Risk (3 units) 
  • IE 1062: Data Mining (3 units) 
  • IE 1076: Total Quality Management (3 units) 
  • IE 1086: Decision Modeling (3 units) 
  • IE 1089: Rapid Prototyping and Reverse Engineering (3 units) 
  • IE 1091: Unstructured Problem Solving (3 units)   

MATERIALS SCIENCE, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, AND ENGINEERING SCIENCE

Select two of the following eight courses: 

NON-ENGINEERING MATH AND SCIENCE MAJORS (e.g., Math, Chemistry, Physics)

Non-engineering math and science majors must complete the three (3) core Nuclear Engineering courses, provide the Director of the Nuclear Engineering Program a proposal for two additional courses in the student's major and obtain the Director's signed approval.  The ~1-page proposal must include:

  • two courses from the student's major
  • the catalog description of the two courses
  • a short statement on how these two courses complement the three core nuclear courses and/or apply to nuclear engineering.

This proposal will be be signed by the Director and kept on record by the MEMS Department.