Purdue University is adding a master’s degree in nuclear engineering to its online engineering graduate programs. Beginning this fall, Purdue says the Master of Nuclear Engineering program will be offered and taught by the same faculty who teach on Purdue’s flagship campus.
Purdue says the MNE course topics include nuclear materials, nuclear reactor physics and theory, nuclear engineering systems, fusion, thermal hydraulics and safety, and radiation and security.
According to the university, Shripad Revankar, professor and chairman of the School of Nuclear Engineering Graduate Program, led the effort to develop the online nuclear engineering master’s degree.
“The MNE program offers a great opportunity to practicing and fresh engineers to obtain a Purdue graduate degree,” Revankar said. “The program offers new technical skills to advance their current career via virtual learning and a collaboration environment, providing added flexibility and self-paced learning. The program will bring the strength of Purdue nuclear engineering academic training to the forefront of virtual education, and we are happy that this new MNE program opens the door for many people.”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for nuclear engineers is growing, and the median salary is about 15% more than the median salary for all engineers.