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Master's Program in Energy Engineering: Nuclear Option

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The program in energy engineering is designed to prepare students to perform state-of-the-art work on energy systems. Option tracks in solar energy (through the Department of Mechanical Engineering) and nuclear engineering are available.


Admission Requirements

The department will consider students for enrollment in the energy engineering/nuclear option program who have a bachelor of science degree in nuclear engineering or a related area. Those with degrees in other areas may be required to take undergraduate courses in which they are deficient.

For the latest requirements, course descriptions and more please consult the UMass Lowell online Graduate Catalog.


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Degree Requirements

Participants in the program may elect to follow a thesis or project option.

The thesis option requires a minimum of 30 credit hours excluding seminar: 24 credit hours of course work plus six hours of thesis research. A thesis must be defended in an oral examination conducted by the student’s thesis committee.

The project option requires a minimum of 30 credit hours excluding seminar: 27 credit hours of course work plus three credit hours of project work. Students must enroll in at least two semesters of graduate seminar during the period of study.


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Thesis or Project

The research work for the thesis or project shall be conducted under the supervision of a department faculty advisor and a committee of two others for the thesis. Students must prepare and submit an acceptable proposal for the thesis or project prior to beginning the work.


Elective Requirements

For the latest requirements, course requirements, descriptions and more please consult the UMass Lowell online Graduate Catalog.