Nuclear Engineering

Program Overview 

The 100% online nuclear engineering concentration (NE) offers an area of specialization for students in the Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) / Master of Science (MS) degreeThe nuclear engineering concentration is designed created for professionals who wish to build a competitive edge in a wide variety of industries.  As a student in this program, you will focus heavily on nuclear engineering topics and technical knowledge. Purdue University's online graduate engineering program is consistently ranked among the top three online programs by U.S. News and World Report, 2024.

Course Topical Areas: 

Nuclear Engineering - Reactor Physics  Thermal hydraulics and safety
Nuclear Materials  Radiation and Security 
Fusion  Machine Learning 

Degree Requirements with the Nuclear Engineering Concentration

The Interdisciplinary Engineering (MSE or MS) degree requires a total of 30 credit hours with at least 18 credits of Purdue, graduate level, engineering courses. The nuclear engineering (NE) concentration must be completed within these degree requirements. 

Courses with engineering prefixes (AAE, BME, CE, ECE, ME, MSE, SYS, etc.) will fulfill this requirement. To see what courses are available, please visit our courses page. 

Any courses listed on our courses page will fulfill this requirement, including available non-engineering courses.

All questions regarding courses and transfer credits should be directed to a student’s academic advisor. 

Creating Your Plan of Study 

The MSE/MS 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 an Electronic Plan of Study (EPOS) to best fit your educational needs and career goals.   

The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements. This website is a knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.