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NC State Nuclear Engineering has a unique history.

We are home to the 1st nuclear engineering curriculum & non-governmental research reactor.

And we’re currently ranked 3rd by the US News & World Report.


Our Expertise is Diverse

Major Focus Area


Crosscutting/Application Areas

Why Nuclear Engineering at NC State?


Degree Offerings


  • B.S. Nuclear Engineering
  • Minor in Nuclear Engineering
  • Minor in Health Physics


  • Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program
  • Health Physics Graduate Certificate
  • Nuclear Nonproliferation Science and Policy Graduate Certificate
  • Master of Nuclear Engineering (MNE) & Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering (MS)
  • PhD in Nuclear Engineering

Online Degrees

  • Master of Nuclear Engineering (MNE)


Got Questions? Need Answers?

Frequently asked questions page for graduate students
Contact Lisa Marshall, Director of Outreach with other questions


Broaden Your World

Student Organizations: Students can choose from our department organizations or other College of Engineering student organizations to network and learn outside the classroom.

Co-op Experience: Engineering students can gain hands-on job experience while pursuing their degrees, and get paid for it, through the Cooperative Education Program.

Study Abroad: Engineering is a global enterprise. Many employers are looking for graduates with second languages and international exposure. Study abroad can make that happen.



Donations help the NE department evolve and keep pace with the latest technology, while giving our students the skills, global awareness and sense of responsibility they need to make a difference in the world. Consider supporting the department today. Follow our Give Now link to donate to the Nuclear Engineering Enhancement Fund.