Graduate Nuclear Engineering
Utah's only Nuclear Engineering program
Our mission is to provide outstanding educational and research training that prepares students for rewarding careers and leadership positions in the development and application of nuclear processes, instrumentation, and nuclear systems while insuring proper safeguards essential for maximizing the societal benefits of nuclear energy and radioactive materials. Using our TRIGA Nuclear Research Reactor as a core training and educational facility, UNEP’s overarching goal is to continually make strides in the advancement of multidisciplinary nuclear-related fields such as
- actinide synthesis,
- electronics nesting,
- medical isotope production,
- nuclear forensics,
- nuclear safeguards,
- and radiation detection.
UNEP draws students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, and utilizes the resources and expertise of a variety of engineering and science faculty to meet the academic and research needs of Nuclear Engineering Graduate Students.
Housed within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNEP has developed a Nuclear Engineering curriculum that fills critical educational and competency gaps for engineers and scientists involved in the nuclear power and radioactive waste industries, nuclear medicine, homeland security, radiation safety, and nuclear materials detection. UNEP has an undergraduate minor and two graduate degrees (M.S. non-thesis and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering). The requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree are established to meet the expectations of nuclear industry in the state of Utah, the nation, and the world. UNEP is responsible for educating the next generation workforce in critical nuclear engineering fields and developing innovative procedures and technologies for the advancement of nuclear applications.
Professors in this area:
|MS Non-Thesis: |
This is a coursework only based degree. Students in a MS non-thesis degree program must complete 30 hours of graduate credit coursework. In the final semester of study the student is responsible for the completion of an essay-based comprehensive exam.
Applicants will have completed a MS prior.
|Direct Admit PhD:
Applicants are highly qualified students who have completed a BS. The direct admit PhD degree emphasizes in scholarly research activities, can reduce course requirements and expedite progress towards degree completion.
|How are applicants evaluated? ||Masters||PhD|
|A bachelor degree from an accredited institution of higher learning in one of the branches of engineering or in mathematics, physics, computer science, chemistry, biology, or in a related science field. Students in non-engineering majors must have completed at least three semesters of calculus. |
A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (out of 4.0) in the undergraduate degree. A GPA below a 3.0 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
|A bachelor degree from an accredited institution of higher learning in one of the branches of engineering or in mathematics, physics, computer science, chemistry, biology, or in a related science field. Students in non-engineering majors must have completed at least three semesters of calculus.
A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 (out of 4.0) in the undergraduate degree or a minimum GPA of 3.0 in a graduate degree. A GPA below the requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
|Proof of English Proficiency may be required
Required GRE sections:*
* Exception: MS non-thesis students who have completed a US accredited degree, with a GPA of 3.2+ are not required to submit GRE scores.
Seek a combined verbal and quantitative score of 300+.
All applicants must enter the names and email addresses of three recommenders through the ApplyYourself application portal. Academic recommendations are preferred. Following submission of the application, recommenders will receive an email prompting them to.
Describe how this degree will help you achieve your professional goals. The Departmental Admissions Committee pays close attention to this statement. Please prepare it with care and consideration.