University of Tennessee, Nuclear Engineering Department

Established in 1957, UT’s Department of Nuclear Engineering was the first and continues to be one of the most prestigious in the United States.


Our faculty is internationally recognized for excellence in research and teaching, and our advanced research programs are enhanced by close ties with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Y-12 Nuclear Security Complex, UCOR, at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), and more than one hundred nuclear related companies located within fifty miles of Knoxville. Watch a video about the future of nuclear in the region.

East Tennessee may have the largest concentration of nuclear industry anywhere in the world and is therefore an ideal place to come for nuclear education. View a map with area company contact information.

Our graduate program is consistently ranked as one of the top in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

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