The Pittsburgh region and western Pennsylvania represent the birthplaces of the global nuclear energy industry. Today, the region is poised to supprt the renaissance of the nuclear industry, and the Swanson School of Engineering is helping to lead by educating the next generation of nuclear engineers. With 50 nuclear reactors under construction and 445 operating plants worldwide, engineers with a strong background in nuclear power and safety and risk assessment are crucial to the future of the industry.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science offers nuclear engineering programs for both undergraduate and qualified graduate students. Students can earn a Professional or Research Master of Science or Graduate Certificate through flexible on-campus and online options under the guidance of faculty experts that possess senior leadership from the nuclear power industry.