Nuclear engineering focuses on enabling the peaceful use of the atom to provide electricity, process heat and products that utilize radiation and radioactive materials. Within the department there are numerous opportunities for students to gain practical knowledge and experience in many areas of the field. Research, development and testing are the hallmarks of our Ph.D., M.S. and M.Eng. programs, and undergraduate students often become involved in the research activities conducted by our faculty and graduate students. At Oregon State you can experience nuclear engineering like nowhere else in the world as our large-scale test facilities, renowned faculty, and small department size make the NERHP a unique and rewarding experience. The program is accredited by ABET, view our accreditation information.
The undergraduate or bachelor's program is broken into two sections: pre-engineering (2 years) and pro-engineering (2 years). Please review the undergraduate admission requirements and contact the head undergraduate advisor, Joan Stueve, with any questions.
Admission to a graduate program requires applicants to meet high standards set by the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics and the OSU Graduate School.