A Best-Value Proposition

At NC State, you’ll be part of a university that is nationally and internationally ranked for its academic programs and research opportunities.

  • We are the only nuclear engineering program in North Carolina and a premier department in the world – #3 U.S. News Best Engineering Graduate Schools.
  • Our faculty are active in research. It inspires their teaching and your learning.
  • Our Accelerated Bachelor-Master program allows NC State nuclear engineering students to complete two degrees in a shorter time.
  • We specialize in reactor systems engineering, radiation interactions and detection, plasma science and engineering, nuclear fuel and materials, modeling and simulation, nuclear waste management, nuclear security and non-proliferation, nuclear reactor program and health physics.

NC State is consistently ranked one of the top values in higher education. Value is where quality and affordability meet.

Undergraduate Programs (Bachelor of Science)

We are proud of our high-quality undergraduate programs. We invite the best and the brightest to apply, and we mentor each student individually through graduation. Our students have many opportunities for professional growth, including undergraduate research, co-op work experience, study abroad, and membership in professional societies.

Application for admission to NC State is handled at the university level.  Once admitted and enrolled, students apply to join the NE department by meeting the College of Engineering’s Change of Degree Application (CODA) requirements.

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Graduate Programs (Master’s and Ph.D. degrees)

Our graduate programs offer research degrees with graduate assistantships at the master’s and Ph.D. levels.

Application to NC State is handled at the university level by The Graduate School. In addition, please follow the department’s procedures to be considered for admission into one of its master’s or Ph.D. programs. We are also a leader in distance education. Students can earn a Master of Nuclear Engineering degree without ever setting foot on campus.

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Can I afford it?

NC State is one of the most affordable universities in the U.S. We’re also a top public research university that produces career-ready graduates, attracts leading researchers and supports the state and national economies.

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Future Undergraduates

The College of Engineering provides information for future engineering students and invites you to visit the college or take a campus tour.

Future Graduate Students

Visit us in Burlington Labs or contact our Office of Graduate Programs.  If you’re interested in online programs, contact Engineering Online.

International Students

Consult the Office of International Services, international undergraduate admissions, or The Graduate School’s Community of International Scholars.

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Nuclear engineering students in Burlington Labs.
Nuclear engineering students in Burlington Labs. PHOTO BY ROGER WINSTEAD