Virginia Commonwealth University

School of Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, MS and PhD


PO Box 980149

PO Box 843051

Richmond, VA 23298

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Ph.D. in Engineering with a track in mechanical and nuclear engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The School of Engineering offers the Master of Science in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering degree with either a thesis or non-thesis option in two tracks: mechanical engineering or nuclear engineering. The program utilizes the faculty and research facilities of the Department of Mechanical Engineering to expose students to advanced and emerging technologies in mechanical and nuclear engineering. Research thrusts in the school include computer science, life sciences, micro/nanotechnology, thermal sciences, solid mechanics, smart materials, biomechanics, dynamics and control, and manufacturing and design. Engineering M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are interdisciplinary and provide a wide array of specialization areas including microelectronics, silicon fabrication, VLSI design, networks, embedded systems, image/signal processing, photonics/optical electronics, neural networks, MEMS, digital communications, micro/nanotechnology, smart materials and devices, robotics, manufacturing and design, polymers, biochips, biochemical and biological engineering, fuel cells, software engineering, parallel processing, databases, compiler theory, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. These areas cross the discipline lines of computer science, chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering. The department also offers a Ph.D. in Engineering with a track in mechanical and nuclear engineering. Our alumni are currently pursuing successful careers in mechanical and nuclear engineering around the nation and world and are continuously engaged with us to improve the quality of our programs.


Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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