"Are you excited about nuclear energy? I am!" 

Did you know that one pound of uranium has over 2 million times more energy than 1 pound of gasoline? Imagine the energy of a tank of gasoline stored in a grain of sand, with near-zero carbon emissions. New medical technologies can send a radioisotope to a specific organ with the intent of killing cancer cells and not harming healthy cells. A nuclear engine could drive a spaceship to Mars in weeks instead of the current expected time of a year and a half.  These exciting ideas and more are a part of what nuclear technology has to offer the future.

There is great excitement in the field of nuclear engineering, and you have a chance to be a part of developing this amazing technology for the benefit of society.  The Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiation Science at Missouri S&T is a great place to study and learn, ranked in the top ten nationally. Students rave about the family atmosphere and how invested the faculty are in their education and career success. Many exciting opportunities await you after you finish your studies.

Dr. Joseph Newkirk, Department Chair and Professor

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Fast Facts

  • #7 Nuclear Engineering program in the USA (collegechoice.net)
  • Top earning college degree four years after graduation (cnbc.com)
  • 97% placement
  • Get hands-on laboratory experience in a real nuclear reactor
  • Earn a Reactor Operator's license at the Missouri S&T Reactor
  • Unique coursework in industry-relevant areas
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Engineering a sustainable nuclear future

Nuclear engineering and radiation science at Missouri S&T prepares you for a career by using team-oriented and hands-on experiential approaches.

You’ll learn to tackle future problems using nuclear and radiation-based solutions.

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