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Nuclear Engineering, M.Eng.

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University rank #561 (QS) , SC,
The purpose of the graduate program in Nuclear Engineering is to educate engineers who will develop and manage the resurgent nuclear industry in research, design, and operation. This program is offered by the University of South Carolina.


The program objectives are to develop graduate level engineers who have the ability to lead and sustain the future growth of the nuclear industry, to develop new concepts of reactor design, fuel management and waste management, and to develop non-traditional applications of nuclear energy.

There is no other graduate program in nuclear engineering within South Carolina. We believe that the projected demand for qualified nuclear engineers justifies the development of a nuclear engineering program to serve personnel needs and to place South Carolina in a leadership position. This belief is strongly endorsed by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

This Nuclear Engineering program is offered by the University of South Carolina.

To assure that the nuclear engineering graduate program is at the forefront of cutting edge technology, the Mechanical Engineering Department has established a Nuclear Engineering Advisory Board whose members reflect the strong partnership that exists between the nuclear industry, the US government, and the University of South Carolina.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
  • Nuclear Fuel Cycles
  • Advanced Nuclear Engineering
  • Radiation Shielding
  • Reactor Systems

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applicants to the graduate program in nuclear engineering are expected to have earned a baccalaureate degree in engineering, computer science, or physics with at least a 3.00 GPA.

Tuition Fee

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    14598 USD/semester
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    14598 USD/semester
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  • In-State

    6825 USD/semester
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Living costs for Columbia

  • 999 - 1510 USD/month
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