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College of Engineering and Computing

Nuclear Engineering

Accelerated B.S. / M.S.

Undergraduate engineering students may apply to this program which allows qualified and approved students to dual count up to four elective classes toward the Nuclear Engineering master’s degree program.

Elective courses for your undergraduate program must be selected from the list of 500 level nuclear engineering courses below. This opportunity enables students in most instances to obtain the master’s degree in one year beyond the Bachelor of Science degree. Find out if you have what it takes by exploring the admission criteria and additional requirements for the accelerated program.


  • EMCH 550: Introduction to Nuclear Safeguards (Summer)
  • EMCH 552: Introduction to Nuclear Engineering (Fall)
  • EMCH 553: Nuclear Fuel Cycles (Spring)
  • EMCH 557: Introduction to Radiation Shielding and Sources (Fall)
  • EMCH 558: Introduction to Reactor Systems (Spring)
  • EMCH 555: Radiation Detection and Instrumentation
  • EMCH 556: Introduction to Risk Analysis and Reactor Safety (Fall)
  • EMCH 573: Introduction to Nuclear Materials (Fall)
  • EMCH 561: Nuclear Fuel Materials and Behavior (Fall)

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