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Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear Research Reactor Laboratory Abroad Program

Established in 1957, the Department of Nuclear Engineering is one of the oldest and most prestigious programs 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.

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. For company contact information click here.

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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