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Nuclear Science and Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1 (QS) Cambridge, MA, United States
The Nuclear Science and Engineering program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) develops science and engineering fundamentals in the production, interactions, and measurement of radiation arising from nuclear processes. The education culminates in approaches to the design of nuclear-based systems that have wide societal impacts in energy, human health, and security.
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Overview

About the Program

The Nuclear Science and Engineering program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) introduces students to thermal-fluid engineering, design thinking, and computer methods which are critical tools for NSE. The program is designed to be a hybrid of hands-on and analytical learning, grounded in an understanding of low energy nuclear physics.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Science and Engineering prepares students for careers in the applications and engineering of low energy nuclear physics, and related disciplines spanning mechanical, electrical, computational, materials, and systems engineering. This includes the design, analysis and operation of radiation systems (such as fission/fusion reactors, accelerators and other radiation sources), in various applications of radiation (including biomedical), and for graduate study in a wide range of engineering and physical sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Nuclear Physics
  • Social Problems of Nuclear Energy
  • Neutron Science and Reactor Physics
  • Engineering of Nuclear Systems
  • Fusion Energy
  • Nuclear Radiation Measurement and Protection

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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General Requirements

  • Essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Secondary School Report (SSR), including high school transcript
  • For non-native English speakers, we strongly recommend providing the results of an English proficiency exam if you have been using English for fewer than 5 years or do not speak English at home or in school, so that we may consider that information alongside the rest of your application
  • We do not have cut off or recommended scores for the ACT or SAT as scores are evaluated within an applicant’s context

Tuition Fee

  • International

    73160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 73160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    73160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 73160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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