Online Master of Nuclear Engineering Degree

***Nuclear courses only available. Master's program is not available at this time (anticipated in 2020).***

Our Online Master of Nuclear Engineering Program (MNE)

The online nuclear engineering master’s program (tentatively available for application in 2020) is conveniently designed for professional engineers looking to advance their skills without disrupting their careers. The non-thesis 30-credit hour curriculum allows one to choose to earn a Master of Nuclear Engineering (MNE) either with all 30-credit coursework or with 24-credits coursework and a project with 6 credits.

You'll learn from the same renowned faculty who teach on campus at Purdue and graduate with an MSE/MS. We offer both thesis and non-thesis options.

Purdue University's online graduate engineering program is consistently ranked in the top ten programs by US News and World Report, along with the Nuclear Engineering graduate program ranked among the top as well by US News and World Report.

Online nuclear engineering courses offered in the following topic areas:

Nuclear Engineering - Reactor Physics Thermalhydraulics and safety
Nuclear Materials Radiation and Security

Online Plan of Study Details for Nuclear Engineering Program

The Nuclear Engineering master's program offers a wide range of flexibility in course options. After you begin your studies at Purdue, an academic advisor will help you create a plan of study to best fit your educational needs and career goals. Every POS varies based on student interest, time, and course load. For planning purposes, an example POS for the Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering (MNE) shows a nuclear engineering curriculum and sample classes, as well as an extensive course menu that shows classes available over the next several years.

The flexible nature of our programs makes it possible for you to take time off from your studies if you need to. The majority of students choose to begin their studies by taking one course at a time to ensure they find a successful balance of work, life, and school.

The below online courses will be live this spring for a jump start into the program. If interested in taking these courses please contact

Spring 2020
NUCL502 - Nuclear Engineering Systems
NUCL510 - Nuclear Reactor Theory I

Nuclear Engineering Job Outlook

For engineers considering additional training in nuclear engineering coursework and certification, it helps to examine the job outlook for that specific discipline. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for nuclear engineers will increase about 4% between now and 2026. As of 2018, the median salary for nuclear engineers was generally about 15% greater than the median aggregate salary of all engineers. 

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Admissions to the Nuclear Engineering Program

The application process for the Master of Nuclear Engineering (MNE) is detailed on the specific program admissions page.

For more information on Purdue's current Nuclear Engineering on campus programs, visit the School of Nuclear Engineering website.