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Master of Engineering in Nuclear Engineering

Program Details

The online ME in Nuclear Engineering degree program from the University of South Carolina-Columbia gives students the opportunity to tailor the curriculum to meet their interests under the direction of academic advisors. In addition to the core courses that provide an introduction to nuclear engineering, nuclear fuel cycles, radiation shielding, and reactor systems, students may choose from electives covering topics such as:

  • Radiation Detection & Instrumentation
  • Nuclear Fuel Materials & Behavior 
  • Thermal Hydraulic Design of Nuclear Reactors
  • Waste Management
  • Radiation Damage in Materials


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in engineering or computing (or the equivalent)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended for course credit
  • Two or more letters of recommendation

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges