Tailor this online master's degree program to support your educational and professional goals. This nonthesis Penn State program offers a relevant and flexible nuclear engineering curriculum with course work developed by experts in the field.
Penn State's nuclear engineering program consistently ranks as one of the best in the nation, and with 15 years of successful online education, that excellence carries over to the online program offered through Penn State World Campus. By learning online, you can earn your master's while you work, to advance your education — and your career.
The need for qualified nuclear engineers is expected to increase as energy consumption continues to grow. Countries throughout the world increasingly rely on their nuclear power plants for fuel production, to reduce their dependence on oil and the environmental impacts of fossil-fired fuel. Hundreds of additional nuclear scientists and engineers will also be needed each year in the United States to fill the demand in a variety of fields such as medicine, manufacturing, agriculture, and security.
If you have an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline or the applied sciences, you can prepare for these career positions with the Master of Engineering in Nuclear Engineering. Graduates can work for development laboratories, electrical utility companies, colleges and universities, nuclear power plants, engineering design firms, factories that make nuclear equipment, and private and governmental research, energy, and defense agencies.
Penn State's nuclear engineering faculty are the same faculty who teach the resident instruction classes on campus. As a student learning online, you'll take the same courses and fulfill the same requirements as on-campus students. And, when you graduate, your diploma will look no different from the one earned by students on our physical campus.
Our 30-credit, non-thesis professional master's degree offers a highly relevant course curriculum. The course topics include radiological safety, radioactive waste control, design principles of reactor systems, reactor engineering, nuclear fuel management, heat transfer, and other current subjects.