Course Topics

Upon acceptance, you will be assigned a faculty advisor to help guide your studies. With limited formal credit requirements, you and your advisor can tailor the program to meet your educational goals. For the professional Master's program, no thesis is required and there is only one required 3-credit course:

NUCE/ME-2100: Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering


Note Well: Courses designated as “NUCE/ME” will also be recognized for credit toward an MS or PhD in Mechanical Engineering. These courses include NUCE/ME 2100, NUCE/ME 2102, and NUCE/ME 2115, described below. All NUCE courses are available as potential electives as allowed in Pitt departments. 

  • NUCE/ME 2100  Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering
  • NUCE 2101  Nuclear Core Dynamics
  • NUCE/ME 2102  Nuclear Plant Dynamics and Control
  • NUCE 2103  Integration of Nuclear Plant Systems with the Reactor Core
  • NUCE 2104  Nuclear Operations and Safety
  • NUCE 2105  Integrated Nuclear Power Plant Operations
  • NUCE 2110  Nuclear Materials
  • NUCE 2112  Nuclear Chemistry and Radiochemistry
  • NUCE 2113  Radiation Detection and Measurement
  • NUCE/ME 2115  Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in Nuclear Plants
  • NUCE 2116  Boiling Water Reactor Thermal Hydraulics and Safety
  • NUCE 2120  Mathematical Modeling of Nuclear Power Plants
  • NUCE 2122  Management Principles in Nuclear Power
  • NUCE 2125  Case Studies in Nuclear Codes and Standards
  • NUCE 2130  The Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • NUCE 2131  Metal Cooled Reactors
  • NUCE 2132  Boiling Water Reactor Systems and Safety 

For a more detailed curriculum overview, download our program description flyer.

Available online courses and course descriptions can be found via the University's course catalog.