M.Eng. On Campus

Nuclear Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

12 months
57100 USD/year
57100 USD/year
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Nuclear Engineering program is home to over 130 undergraduate and graduate students. With focuses on reactor physics and design, thermal-hydraulics, health physics, and reactor materials, the Nuclear Engineering program offers a diverse set of courses to fit almost any curriculum. 


We offer a master degree in Nuclear Engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Additionally, the program includes a competitive Senior Design Program, maintains two world-class research facilities, and is home to a highly active student section of the American Nuclear Society.

Student Groups

  • Both the NE Program and the MANE Department are home to several active student groups which supplement courses and academic work with extracurricular and off-campus experiences. 
  • The NE program is fortunate to have a very active sections of the American Nuclear Society, the professional society for nuclear engineers, and the nuclear engineering honor society Alpha Nu Sigma. Advising the MANE department, the Student Advisory Council participates in various departmental functions, including the interviewing of prospective faculty members, the production of guest lectures and seminars, and departmental representation in outreach events. 
  • Today, these groups provide the program with a wide array of student resources and activities, and also host technical presentations and seminars online.

Programme Structure

  • At Rensselaer, concentrations are available in fission reactor physics, reactor engineering, health physics, thermal-hydraulics, reliability and safety, and reactor materials. 
  • Boasting unique and state-of-the-art research facilities, Rensselaer students have access to a critical reactor, a large electron accelerator, and modern computer interfacing technology. 
  • With today's need for inexpensive sources of energy, Rensselaer nuclear engineering graduates are in great demand for positions in industry or graduate study. Additionally, there are exciting possibilities in space power propulsion, fusion reactor engineering, medicine, and national defense.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • Nonrefundable application processing fee of $75
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio, if required by department
  • IT Background Evaluation form (IT only)
  • Transcripts and Degrees 
  • GRE/GMAT Scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    57100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57100 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    57100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57100 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Troy

958 - 2088 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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