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Online Master of Nuclear Engineering Degree

Our Online Master of Nuclear Engineering Program

The online master of nuclear engineering degree (MNE) is conveniently designed for professional engineers looking to advance their skills without disrupting their careers. The 30-credit hour curriculum allows students to earn an MNE by completing 30 credits of coursework or by completing a six-credit hour project course in addition to 24 credits of coursework.

Purdue University's online graduate engineering program is ranked in the top three engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report; Purdue’s Nuclear Engineering graduate program is also ranked among the top engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report. Online Master’s students will learn from the same renowned Purdue Engineering faculty who teach the on-campus nuclear engineering graduate degree.

Online nuclear engineering degree courses offered in the following topic areas:

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

Online Plan of Study Details for Nuclear Engineering Degree

The Master of Nuclear Engineering degree offers a wide range of flexibility in course options. After students begin their studies at Purdue, an academic advisor assists them in creating a plan of study that best fits their educational needs and career goals. Every plan of study (POS)  varies based on student interest, time, and course load. For planning purposes, the following example POS for the MNE  shows a nuclear engineering curriculum and sample classes, as well as an extensive course menu and semester schedule.

The flexible nature of Purdue’s online programs makes it possible for students to take time off from their studies if necessary. The majority of students begin their studies by taking one course at a time to ensure they find an immediate successful balance between work, life, and school.

Nuclear Engineering Job Outlook

Nuclear engineering professionals are in high demand in numerous industries. 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 approximately 15% greater than the median aggregate salary of all engineers. Purdue’s Master of Nuclear Engineering program prepares students for lucrative careers at the cutting edge of engineering.

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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.