The mission of the nuclear science & engineering program is to provide the best possible education in science and engineering areas relevant to effective understanding and utilization of nuclear processes to benefit society in an economically and environmentally sustainable world.
The relevant areas include nuclear applications in energy generation and in the medical, industrial, scientific, environmental, and security fields. Our undergraduate program aims to equip students with a firm foundation in the principles of science and engineering relevant to nuclear processes and their application, and to prepare students for professional growth and further education in their chosen fields. These objectives are consistent with the objective of the School of Engineering and MIT. The constituencies of our program, and major employers of our undergraduates, include industry, universities, national laboratories, and government agencies.
The attributes of an MIT graduate, as defined by the MIT mission statement, also reflect the vision for graduates of our department:
In addition, there exist seven additional attributes, which specify desired abilities on a more granular level, and relevant to the field of NSE. These are as follows, where graduating students are expected to demonstrate:
In addition, the Bachelor’s Degree in Nuclear Science and Engineering (22) degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, and has specific Program Objectives and Student Outcomes
Undergraduate Chair, Prof. Jacopo Buongiorno firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate Administrator, Heather Barry email@example.com
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