About the Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs
The Nuclear & Radiological Engineering (NRE) and Medical Physics (MP) programs are an integral part of the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. These programs offer one undergraduate degree, BSNRE, and three graduate degrees, MSNE, MSMP, and Ph.D.-NRE. Currently, there are thirteen academic faculty leading the programs, all on tenure track. The School of Nuclear Engineering was established in 1962 and celebrated 50 years in 2012. In 1984, the School of Nuclear Engineering merged with the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, and in 1997, the undergraduate degree changed from BSNE to BSNRE to reflect the addition of radiological engineering courses in the curriculum. Then, in 2004, students were admitted to the Medical Physics program. Today, Georgia Tech's Nuclear Engineering graduate program is ranked 5th in the nation, according to the US News & World Report.