Mission Statement


To be the global academic leader in the innovation and evolution of nuclear engineering, uses of radiation, and plasma science.


The program provides students with:

  • skills and tools necessary for industrial, medical, governmental and environmental applications of nuclear processes and radiation.
  • insights and skills that will prepare them to be leaders in research and the practice of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences within 5 to 10 years of graduation.


Within 5-10 years after graduating our students will be able to:

  • Use their understanding of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences to perform analyses and measurements related to radiation and radiation interactions with matter, nuclear power systems, and health physics design and analyses, in industry, government agencies, or academic environments.
  • Adapt to the rapidly changing scientific and technological landscape, recognize the implications of their work, drive the development of future technologies, and engage in life-long learning and the continual improvement of their skills and knowledge.
  • Communicate effectively with their colleagues and students, and positively influence policy makers and the general public.
  • Contribute substantively as leaders in science, technology, the environment, and society.


Graduates of the program will have:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Enrollment and Graduation Data

The University Registrar publishes the number of students enrolled annually in this program and the number of degrees granted each term by this program.