12 months
31798 USD/year
31798 USD/year
13380 USD/year
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The Department of Nuclear Engineering from University of Tennessee Knoxville offers a Master of Science degree in which students may elect a program focusing on traditional fission energy, nuclear security, nuclear materials, or a student can choose a radiological engineering concentration.


About this Degree

Nuclear Engineering from University of Tennessee Knoxville from University of Tennessee Knoxvillerequires the completion of 12 graduate credit hours of nuclear engineering courses and 12 credit hours of additional graduate courses. The program requires a research option selected by the student in coordination with the student’s graduate committee and is based on the student’s personal interests, academic background, and work experience, as well as the nature of projects currently available in the department. 

A thesis requires the student to conduct independent, in-depth research. An engineering practice project is similar to a thesis project but smaller in scope and can be research, design, product development, special operations, or a critical review of published literature in a specific technical area. The final report for an engineering practice project is normally prepared in thesis format; however, another formal report format may be used if approved by the student’s graduate committee.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Transport Processes in Nuclear Engineering
  • Nuclear Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems
  • Nuclear Reactor Dynamics and Controls
  • Fundamentals of Irradiation Effects in Nuclear Materials
  • Management of Radioactive Materials
  • Radiation Protection

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Domestic applicants may apply up to two weeks prior to the beginning of the desired term of entry


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students in the field of nuclear engineering desiring to study for the Master of Science must have a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited university with a major in engineering, physics, chemistry, or mathematics.
  • All entering students must have, as a minimum, competency in mathematics through ordinary differential equations.
  • Students are encouraged to take the GRE, but not required.
  • Admitted applicants will be advised of any prerequisite undergraduate courses that may be required for their graduate studies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31798 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31798 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13380 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Knoxville

885 - 1454 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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