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We are delighted you are considering pursuing graduate studies in Nuclear Engineering. Applying to graduate school is an important step toward your future – and we’re here to help. To apply to our graduate program, please see below.

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College-Level Graduate Admission Requirements

All graduate engineering applications will be submitted using EngineeringCAS, a centralized application service.

College-Level Graduate Admissions

The Master of Science program degree plans consist of nuclear engineering and College of Engineering courses with the total credit hour minimum set at 30 hours. The actual degree plans are developed and decided by student’s advisor and advisory committee members.

In addition, the Master of Science degree requires completion of a master's thesis.

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*DISCLAIMER*

These are sample degree plans and may be modified with department approval.


Power Engineering Specialization

Course Name Credits
NUEN 601 - Nuclear Reactor Theory 3 hrs
NUEN 604 - Radiation Interaction and Shielding 3 hrs
NUEN 605 - Radiation Detection and Materials Measurement 1 3 hrs
NUEN 606 - Reactor Analysis and Experimentation 2 4 hrs
NUEN 610 - Nuclear System Design (Capstone Course) 4 hrs
NUEN 623 - Nuclear Engineering Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow 3 3 hrs
NUEN 624 - Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics and Stress Analysis 3 hrs
NUEN 681 - Seminar 2 hrs
NUEN 691- Research Electives and Research 5 hrs
Total Credit Hours 30 hrs

Notes:

  1. Or equivalent NUEN 689 course.
  2. Instrumentation prerequisite for NUEN 606 can be met by a 2 hour NUEN 685 or other appropriate course(s).
  3. With advisor approval, students with sufficient background in heat transfer and fluid flow may substitute an elective.
  4. MATH course chosen by student's committee.

Nonproliferation Specialization 

Course Name Credits
NUEN 604 - Radiation Interactions and Shielding 3 hrs
NUEN 605 - Radiation Detection and Materials Measurement 3 hrs
NUEN 650 - Nonproliferation and Arms Control 3 hrs
NUEN 601 - Nuclear Reactor Theory 3 hrs
NUEN 606 - Nuclear Reactor Analysis and Experimentation 4 hrs
NUEN 651 - Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Materials Safeguards 3 hrs
NUEN 610 - Design of Nuclear Reactors (Capstone Course) 4 hrs
NUEN 681 - Seminar 2 hrs
NUEN 691- Technical Electives and Research 5 hrs
Total Credit Hours 30 hrs

Notes:

  1. Students select electives from a set of relevant elective courses, some being provided by faculty in other Texas A&M departments: 

    • NUEN 630 - Monte Carlo Methods for Particle Transport
    • NUEN 657 - Emergency Response Dose Assessment
    • NUEN 451 - Nuclear Security Systems Design
    • CHEM 681 - Radiochemistry & Nuclear Forensics (Chemistry Department)
    • MATH 664 - Inverse Problems in Nuclear Forensics (Math Department)
    • INTA 617 - Deterrence and Coercion (Bush School)
    • INTA 620 - International Security (Bush School)
    • INTA 652 - The Role of Intelligence in Security Affairs (Bush School)
    • INTA 669 - Nuclear Terrorism Threat Assessment and Analysis (Bush School)

    These electives are designed to enrich students' educations by focusing their attention on issues that are key to the field; these electives also bring some diversity to the students' degree program.   

    In addition, the master of science degree requires completion of a master's thesis.


Nuclear Materials Specialization

Course Name Credits
NUEN 601 - Nuclear Reactor Theory 3 hrs
NUEN 604 - Radiation Interaction and Shielding
3 hrs
NUEN 605 - Rad. Detection and Nucl. Mat. Measurement 3 hrs
NUEN 606 - Reactor Analysis and Experimentation
4 hrs
NUEN 661 - Nuclear Fuel Performance 3 hrs
NUEN 662 - Nuclear Materials Under Extreme Conditions 3 hrs
NUEN 681 - Seminar 2 hrs
NUEN 691 - Research 5 hrs
MSEN 601 - Fund. Materials Science and Engineering 4 hrs
Total Credit Hours 30 hrs

Notes:

  1. MATH course chosen by student's committee.

Computational Methods Specialization

Course Name Credits
NUEN 601 - Nuclear Reactor Theory 3 hrs
NUEN 604 - Radiation Interaction and Shielding 3 hrs
NUEN 605 - Radiation Detection and Materials Measurement 1 3 hrs
NUEN 606 - Reactor Analysis and Experimentation 2 4 hrs
MATH 609 - Numerical Analysis 4 hrs
Two NUEN courses: 618, 625, 629, 647 6 hrs
Total Credit Hours 32 hrs

Health Physics Specialization

Course Name Credits
NUEN 601 - Nuclear Reactor Theory 3 hrs
NUEN 604 - Radiation Interaction and Shielding 3 hrs
NUEN 605 - Radiation Detection and Materials Measurement 1 3 hrs
NUEN 606 - Reactor Analysis and Experimentation 2 4 hrs
NUEN 612 - Radiological Safety and Hazards Evaluation 3 hrs
NUEN 681 - Seminar 2 hrs
Electives* 9 hrs
NUEN 691 - Research Electives and Research 5 hrs
Total Credit Hours 30 hrs

Notes:

  • Electives should be selected with the advice and consent of the student’s degree committee and should be math, science or engineering graduate courses that are appropriate for the student’s research and career goals.
  • Thirty-two hours is the typical number of hours for a nuclear engineering degree.