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.
The objectives of the nuclear engineering graduate program are:
Information on applying can be found on the Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Graduate Admissions webpage.
Students may take classes before they are accepted into the program under a Special Student Application. Students must apply and have all materials in for Special Student Applications two weeks prior to the first day of classes.
If you have questions please contact the The Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Graduate Administrator, Ms. Carolyn Chuha via email or at 412-624-9722.