Undergraduate Admissions

Program of Study

Comprehensive information on the NPRE ILLINOIS bachelor of science degree can be found in the University of Illinois' Undergraduate Program of Study, which includes an "Overview of Curricular Requirements," description of our three professional concentration areas, and a suggested sequence of courses.

Application Tips from Engineering

Your application to NPRE ILLINOIS will be reviewed at the college and department level holistically. Learn what factors are taken into consideration in your application.

What's considered in your application?

How to Apply

As a Grainger Engineer, your opportunities to do the impossible are limited only by your imagination. Here, you apply directly to your major of interest. This enables immediate interaction with faculty and peers, builds community, and assists your involvement in research and extracurriculars related to your academic goals.

All engineering applications are submitted through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. We do not use the Common Application.

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  1. Select a program of study that best fits your skills and interests.
  2. Review all application requirements and prepare for each stage of the application process.
  3. Complete the online application through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions
  4. Carefully read all emails sent from the department and university to ensure no additional forms must be completed after you submit the online application.

Find your calling in NPRE

Learn details about this Major from campus Admissions.

NPRE Major Details

Plan a Visit

Students and Parents, Interested in Visiting the NPRE Department, The Grainger College of Engineering, or the Illinois campus? Learn more using the links below. 

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General Questions

Nuclear, Plasma & Radiological Engineering
Suite 100 Talbot Laboratory, MC-234
104 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801

fax: 217/333-2906


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Salary Averages

A degree from NPRE ILLINOIS will prepare you to achieve your professional goals. NPRE graduates in the past five years reported annual incomes of over $75,000.


Our graduates land positions with industry leaders like Constellation, TerraPower, Entergy, Westinghouse, Intel, ASML, Jensen Hughes, and many national laboratories. Employers can be grouped roughly into nuclear utilities or energy providers, nuclear utility engineering consulting and design support firms, semiconductor fabrication companies, medical imaging device research and design, radiation detector research and design, private and federal research and development labs.


With a net faculty increase in recent years and over $8 million in research expenditures annually, NPRE ILLINOIS stands out among its peers.


With a world-known high-tech fusion device (HIDRA), the Functional X-Ray Imaging Lab, and numerous cutting-edge facilities, NPRE helps students have access to resources that they need.