Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science 2019 Camp tour at Callaway

As America's electrical needs continue to soar, the high demand for nuclear engineers will continue into the new millennium. From space exploration to modern medicine, nuclear technology will continue to enhance our lives in many ways.

Our accredited undergraduate program is the only B.S. program in Nuclear Engineering in the State of Missouri and is one of only 21 degree programs in the nation. Graduates of our program are in very high demand and are employed in a variety of nuclear-related engineering fields.


A New Kind of Leader for a New Department

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), one of the nation’s top technological research universities, invites nominations and applications for the position of the founding Kummer Department Chair of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science. Since its inception in 1960, the Nuclear Engineering degree program has been administered both as a stand-alone department and within the Department of Mining and Nuclear Engineering. However, driven by a vision for the future, as of October 2020 the program is now the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science (NERS), an independent department under the Missouri S&T College of Engineering and Computing. The department will be led by the Kummer Department Chair, an endowed position created as a result of the recent establishment of the Kummer Institute.

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Phonathon calling soon: As nuclear engineering enters its 61st year at S&T, we are grateful for the difference your annual support makes in our work. Because of your generosity, we have been able to provide continued high-quality education, support and training to nuclear engineering students. So when you get a phone call from a student eager to share what’s happening on campus and in our department, we hope you’ll take the time to connect and catch up. And we hope you’ll help us keep making a difference in our students’ lives by giving back.



Why Nuclear Engineering?

There are several key advantages to enrolling as a nuclear engineer at Missouri S&T such as:

  • An increasingly high demand for Nuclear Engineers.
  • Personalized attention made possible by a low student-to-faculty ratio.
  • Significant levels of financial aid.
  • Department assistance in summer job and co-op searches.
  • Hands-on experience with the Missouri S&T Nuclear Reactor.
  • Strong student involvement in national organizations.
  • Above 90% placement of graduates in either jobs or graduate school.
  • A wide variety of career choices within the nuclear industry.
  • Having starting salaries among the highest of all engineering graduates.
  • Becoming part of an elite group that plays a major role in our nation's security, defense and energy needs.



The MSTR has been in operation since 1961 and was the first nuclear reactor in the state of Missouri. The reactor is... Read more


June 2nd thru June 7th 2019
A fun and exciting one-week introduction to Nuclear Engineering. 

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