University of Pittsburgh (Swanson)

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The Nuclear Engineering Graduate Program to meet the needs of the large nuclear power constituency in the state and beyond. The theme of the program is operation and safety. Courses are taught synchronously and may be accessed asynchronously.

School type Public
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in engineering degree programs 1
Concentrations offered
Civil
Electrical/Electronic/Communications
Nuclear

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 13

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 1 full-time; 19 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 84% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 1
Average experience teaching online courses N/A
National Academy of Engineering members N/A
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 2 full-time

Class Size

Average class size N/A
Maximum class size N/A

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Encouraged but not mandatory
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can take classes on campus without notification
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All

Retention

One-year retention rates N/A

Graduation

Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate N/A
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 6 years

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