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College of Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear engineering at Purdue University encompasses many areas of research, development and application of nuclear science and technology, with a focus on nuclear energy and nuclear materials. Students receive a broad background applicable in many different nuclear-related careers and an opportunity to specialize in areas such as energy production (fission, fusion, fuel cells and hydrogen production), nuclear materials, nuclear physics, radiation science, national security, nuclear propulsion and nuclear waste management.

The four-year undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering (B.S.NE) degree provides a well-grounded education that will lead to opportunities in any field of engineering.