MS - Nuclear Engineering, PhD - Nuclear Engineering
The Nuclear Engineering (NE) Program at The Ohio State University is designed to prepare students for successful careers in a variety of specialty areas associated with the application of radiation, radioactive materials, and nuclear fission. Our graduates work for a variety of organizations including research laboratories, design organizations, nuclear power plants, academic institutions, and regulatory organizations. Students work side-by-side with the faculty on projects for research sponsors such as the Department of Energy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NASA, DOE national laboratories, nuclear power plants, and others.
These are very exciting and challenging times in the nuclear power industry. In response to the emerging crisis of an energy deficit associated with the global environmental impact from greenhouse gases and limits on petroleum availability, operating nuclear power plants are being granted power uprates and life extensions; new reactor designs are obtaining regulatory design certification; new early site permits are being granted; a large number of new plant orders are expected over the next few years; and changes in the fuel cycle are being developed that will dramatically reduce the quantity of radioactive waste that will require long-term disposal. Major changes are also occurring in the nuclear engineering program at OSU. Our program is housed within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and located in Scott Lab, a building with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. Our research is further strengthened by the presence of the Ohio State University Nuclear Reactor Lab (OSU-NRL).
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The Ohio State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).