With over 60 nuclear reactors under construction and 500 proposed plants worldwide, engineers with a strong background in nuclear power and safety & risk assessment are crucial to the future of the industry.* With this in mind, Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering proudly offers an Online Graduate Certificate (15-credits) through the Stephen R. Tritch Nuclear Engineering Program, allowing you to gain nuclear power experience, develop sharper skills, and increase knowledge in as few as 5 courses. The certificate can be earned alone or with any graduate engineering degree at Pitt, uniquely positioning this program to support students looking to develop nuclear power knowledge and organizations seeking opportunities to support their current staff's skill development.

Western PA is home to utility generators, commercial R&D companies, and government agencies who have identified skills needed by the next generation of nuclear hires. Our program was created to address this need. Academics and industry professionals have collaborated to create the program’s curriculum along with our Master of Science curriculum, which is continually improved to meet the needs of the advancing nuclear enterprise and is taught by senior leadership from the nuclear power industry. The curriculum focuses on the different facets of nuclear power including energy generation, operations safety, and environmental issues & policy.

By offering this program online, we provide students from around the globe the expertise of our region without ever setting foot on campus. Pitt’s state of the art online technology makes it possible to attend lectures alongside of our on-campus students. The flexibility to attend an on-campus class, join a lecture online, or view a recorded lecture enables you to select the learning style that works best for you and your schedule.