Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Master of Science in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Develop a range of advanced engineering skills within one of the broadest engineering disciplines. A master’s degree in mechanical and nuclear engineering teaches you to apply the principles of engineering, material science, physics and mathematics to design, analyze and manufacture mechanical systems such as vehicles, biomedical devices, consumer products, internal combustion engines, power plants, and other nuclear applications.

What You’ll Learn

Our 30-credit program can be completed by full-time students in three semesters (including summer). Apply your engineering, science and mathematical knowledge to formulate solutions to new and existing problems while communicating your findings to colleagues, industry and community stakeholders.

You will also develop expertise in areas like:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Aerosol technologies
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Magnetics
  • Mechanobiology
  • Nuclear energy
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Robotics design
  • Surface engineering
  • Vehicle design

Application Requirements

VCU offers an online self-managed application process. This information outlines items needed to apply for a graduate program with the VCU College of Engineering. Additional information is listed on the Office of Admissions and International Admissions webpages.

Program-specific information can be found in the University Bulletin and additional inquiries can be made to the respective Graduate Program Directors listed below, or to the Office of Graduate Studies

Application materials include:

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