This certificate program will benefit students who wish to pursue employment opportunities in the nuclear industry. The program provides formal academic coursework to engineers whose formal training is in a non-nuclear discipline. Studies show that only a small portion of engineers employed in the nuclear industry (approximately five percent) have a nuclear engineering degree. Thus, this approach supplies the needs and expectations of the current and future industry.
Graduate Certificate in Nuclear Engineering students must complete a minimum of nine credits (of which six credits must be at the 500-level) from the following list of three-credit courses (to count toward certificate a grade below B- is not acceptable):
- ME 461: Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
- ME 483: Topics in Mechanical Engineering: Nuclear Safeguards and Security
- ME 565: Nuclear Reactor Engineering
- ME 579-: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering: Nuclear Engineering
To earn a certificate in Nuclear Engineering please see how to apply for a certificate.