Established in 1957, the UT Department of Nuclear Engineering is one of the oldest and most prestigious programs in the United States. The department’s strengths include a well-developed research program, close ties with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and several nuclear utilities, international research associations, and attractive graduate assistantships. The faculty is internationally recognized for excellence in research and teaching. The department’s graduate program is ranked number ten in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
The Department of Nuclear Engineering offers programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. Research specializations include applied artificial intelligence, reactor analysis, fuel and waste management, nuclear criticality safety, nuclear reactor dynamics and control, reliability and maintainability engineering, nuclear system reliability and risk assessment, radiological engineering (including health physics), radiation transport, and thermalhydraulics.
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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999