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Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics

University of Wisconsin Madison

24 months
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25548 USD/year
25548 USD/year
12219 USD/year
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About

A broad program of instruction and research is offered in the principles of the interaction of radiation with matter and their applications, and in several areas of engineering physics with this master degree in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Overview

The program has strong engineering and applied science components. It emphasizes several areas of activity, including the research, design, development, and deployment of fission reactors; fusion engineering; plasma physics; radiation damage to materials; applied superconductivity and cryogenics; and large-scale computing in engineering science.

The master's degree in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin Madison may be pursued as a terminal degree in the fission area and in various engineering physics areas, but it is not generally recommended as a final degree in fusion research; students interested in fusion should plan to pursue the Ph.D. degree. About 40 percent of the current graduate students hold undergraduate degrees in nuclear engineering, about 40 percent in physics, and about 20 percent in other disciplines such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, and materials science.

Research may be performed in areas including next generation fission reactor engineering; fluid and heat transfer modeling for transient analysis; reactor monitoring and diagnostics; fuel cycle analysis; magnetic and inertial confinement fusion reactor engineering, including the physics of burning plasmas, plasma-wall interactions, neutron transport, tritium breeding, radiation damage, and liquid-metal heat transfer; experimental and theoretical studies of plasmas including radio frequency heating, magnetic confinement, plasma instabilities, and plasma diagnostics; superconducting magnets and cryogenics; and theoretical and experimental studies of the damage to materials in fission and fusion reactors.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles in the field.
  • Demonstrate an ability to formulate, analyze, and independently solve advanced engineering problems.
  • Apply the relevant scientific and technological advancements, techniques, and engineering tools to address these problems.
  • Recognize and apply principles of ethical and professional conduct.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Survey of Nuclear Engineering
  • Principles and Practice of Nuclear Reactor Operations
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nuclear Reactor Theory
  • Nuclear Reactor Analysis
  • Ionizing Radiation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from an international institution is required. International applicants must have a degree comparable to a regionally accredited U.S. bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0
  • Every applicant whose native language is not English, or whose undergraduate instruction was not in English, must provide an English proficiency test score
  • International applicants are required to have adequate financial resources to cover expenses for the duration of their studies at UW–Madison

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25548 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12219 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12219 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Madison

1015 - 1752 USD /month
Living costs

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