NSE - Nuclear Science & Engineering at MIT



Nuclear Energy: Facts and Issues

This three-day course provides an informed basis for acting on, and writing about, nuclear energy, especially in the context of managing climate change. Designed for non-specialists, it covers technically complex and critically important issues around nuclear energy’s future: need, cost, safety, waste disposal and the diversion of civilian nuclear material for weapons.

Nuclear Energy: Science, Systems and Society (MOOC)

Over fourteen weeks this self-paced class provides a primer on nuclear energy and radiation and the wide-ranging applications of nuclear technology in medicine, security, energy, and research. It aims not just to educate but to capture the interest of a distance learning audience not necessarily well acquainted with physics and mathematics.more

Nuclear Operational Risk Management (NORM)

A four-day program for nuclear plant and corporate managers and other personnel who want to learn how to apply probabilistic safety assessment (PSA) results effectively. more

Nuclear Plant Safety

The Nuclear Plant Safety Course (MIT's longest running summer program) is a one-week course on safety and regulatory aspects of nuclear reactors in the U.S. and other countries. more

Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives

The Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives, offered jointly with the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations, is an intensive three-week program designed for executives with a non-nuclear background to learn the fundamentals of nuclear technology and how critical safety functions work. Participation is by invitation only.

Australian Submarine Agency Leadership Training

This course is modelled after MIT’s Reactor Technology Course for Nuclear Utility Executives, offered jointly with INPO since 1993 and was tailored for the Australian Submarine Agency leadership team. It covers the basics of nuclear reactor theory and design, as well as operations, safety, training, RP, regs, nuclear shipyards, etc. The Australian Submarine Agency is responsible for management the Australia-UK-US strategic alliance that will provide Australia with nuclear-power submarines in the coming decades.