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Nuclear Engineering, M.E.

Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

Help make the world a better place by harnessing the power of the atom to provide clean, low-carbon and affordable electricity through our nuclear engineering program.

Nuclear engineering is a highly versatile degree as it is important for medical diagnostics and treatment, space exploration, industrial processes and instrumentation. In the future, this will help drive production of synthetic fuels to be used on platforms that are hard to electrify due to energy limits.

Program Highlights

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    An Internationally Recognized Faculty

    Be mentored by a dedicated faculty that is motivated to recommend you for the right career for you.

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    Professional Society Engagement

    Forge strong connections with leading industries across the state to foster employment opportunities.

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    World-Class Laboratories

    Conduct research through our many laboratories across campus, including our nuclear materials lab.

What You’ll Study

Some of the most popular courses in our program include Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Introduction to Nuclear Materials. You will get the opportunity to learn from our internationally recognized faculty through state-of-the-art engineering codes and methods. Obtaining a master's degree will increase your stock while you live up to your potential.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Project Management

    Organizing and overseeing tasks to achieve specific goals

    Technical Writing

    Creating clear and concise documents, such as manuals or instructions, for technical or scientific topics


    Writing code, developing software and creating applications for automation and problem-solving

  • System Design

    Creating or improving complex systems to meet specific requirements

    Laboratory Research

    Conducting experiments and analyzing data to gain new knowledge and insights in a scientific field


    Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Reactor Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Fuel Rod Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Lab Scientist
  • Radiological Scientist

Workplace Settings

  • Medical
  • Utilities
  • Fuel
  • Architectural/Engineering Firms
  • Research

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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