Graduate Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

We offer 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.

Our curriculum is designed for engineers and scientists involved in the nuclear power and radioactive waste industries, nuclear medicine, homeland security, radiation safety, and nuclear materials detection.

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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,
  • energy,
  • medical isotope production,                           
  • nuclear forensics,
  • nuclear safeguards,
  • and radiation detection.

Research & Awards from Our Department