Certificate in Nuclear Science & Engineering

Develop a Specialization in a Rapidly Growing Field

The field of Nuclear Science & Engineering continues to grow at a rapid pace, and with it, the demand for qualified nuclear scientists and engineers. New nuclear reactors continue to be built in various parts of the world, and many nuclear professionals are nearing retirement, making this the ideal time for highly-trained engineers, scientists, and managers with a solid background in nuclear power to enter the workforce.

The interdisciplinary nature of the Graduate Certificate in Nuclear Science & Engineering at WPI provides students with a diverse educational background, including training in physics and mechanical engineering. The certificate program prepares students for a wide range of careers in industry, research, health care, and academia, and it attracts students with a range of undergraduate degrees including physics, chemistry, mathematics, and chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering.

Courses cover such topics as nuclear power, radioactivity, chain reaction physics, nuclear reactor safety, power plant design and operation, and case studies of nuclear accidents.

All students with a BS degree in an engineering and science discipline are eligible for admission to the program.

Certificate Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Nuclear Science & Engineering requires the successful completion of 12 graduate credits with an overall GPA of 3.0. Learn more…