Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives

The Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering has undergraduate curriculum program education objectives (PEOs) that prepare our graduates to succeed in early career (two to five years post-graduation) professional activities in paths related to the NPRE discipline. These PEOs are:

  1. To succeed as engineers in the 21st Century in a globally-connected technological environment in which best practices are shared internationally free of borders.

  2. To advance in career paths associated with the NPRE disciplines, including commercial nuclear power, plasma sciences and technology, and radiological sciences related opportunities.

  3. To pursue further academic growth, obtaining advanced degrees in disciplines related, but not limited, to the disciplines associated with NPRE technical areas.

  4. To provide leadership to professional and societal communities in a general way and in ways specific to the NPRE disciplines.

  5. To engage in life-long learning and professional development, staying abreast of the ever-evolving technological landscape related to the NPRE disciplines.

  6. To contribute to society in a professional, responsible and ethical manner.

The undergraduate degree program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering program satisfies the educational requirements for engineering licensure or certification in all of the 55 U.S. states and jurisdictions. Please go to to find your state’s requirements, resources and contact information.

You are encouraged to contact the appropriate licensing agency for your location or wherever you desire to be licensed or certified to seek information and additional guidance. Please be aware that there may be licensure or certification requirements in addition to an academic program’s curriculum.

Note: This disclosure is being made in compliance with federal regulation 34 CFR §668.43 and the State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements Manual.