23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
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The graduate, distance education Nuclear Criticality Safety Engineering (NCSE) Certificate program from University of Nevada, Las Vegas will provide the graduate MSMNE student a diverse education and the practicing NCS engineer (and their employer) with components that will help train and maintain a well-qualified workforce.

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The Nuclear Criticality Safety program from University of Nevada, Las Vegas will provide evidence that the graduate has the appropriate education to become a certified NCS Engineer in NRC-licensed facilities, US DOE’s national laboratories, and the Navy Reactors program. 

The NCSE Certificate program consists of four nuclear engineering courses (twelve credits total) that include three required courses and a related/approved elective course. In addition, many of the proposed topic areas, e.g., Introduction to Nuclear Criticality Safety, are also appropriate subjects for general nuclear engineering graduate students (i.e., not NCS engineers), while other certificate program courses, e.g., Monte Carlo Methods are appropriate for both UNLV’s NE students as well as health and medical physics students.

Career Possibilities

The Nuclear Criticality Safety Certificate program is designed to provide current engineers with the components to help train and maintain a well-qualified workforce in nuclear criticality engineering related fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nuclear Criticality Safety Engineering
  • Monte Carlo Methods in Nuclear Engineering

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines


12 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the NCS Certificate program requires both a BS degree in an engineering discipline and ME 455/655 Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering (or equivalent).
  • If an applicant can demonstrate equivalent knowledge from relevant work experience (e.g. Navy nuclear reactor program or extensive training and experience at an NRC-licensed or DOE process facility), the Director of the NCS Certificate Program can waive both requirements with the concurrence of the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering based upon review by nuclear engineering faculty.

Tuition Fee

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  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
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Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
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