NUCLEAR ENERGY ENGINEERING - Department Information   
Language English
Program Time (Year) 4
Max.Program Time (Year) 7
Program Quota
Internships Status Absent
About Programme
Hacettepe University Department of Nuclear Engineering is the first undergraduate program in the field of nuclear engineering in our country. When it was founded in 1977, only graduate education was offered; in 1982, the undergraduate program was initiated.The mission of the department is: to raise individuals who are equipped with knowledge, vision, skills and universal values necessary to contribute to all areas of science and technology; to promote development of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, in a safe and environmental manner in our country and in the world.The language of education is English. Students who cannot pass the English-Proficiency exam must attend the preparatory school for at least one semester.There is a 'radiation detection and measurement laboratory' (located in the building of Physics Engineering) and a 'thermal-fluid laboratory' (located in the building of Mechanical Engineering), which are primarily used for courses in the curriculum and for research activities when required.The department has a High Performance Parallel Computing System [16 nodes, 100 cores (300 GFlops)]. Because a considerable part of the educational and research activities carried out in the department require 'fast computing capability', the computing system mentioned bears great importance and is almost continuously in use. The capacity of the system is gradually increased by virtue of projects conducted by the members of our department.In order to have our students gain practical experience in nuclear sites and applications, internship opportunities at the Çekmece Nuclear Research and Training Center of the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority and/or at the Triga Mark II Reactor of Istanbul Technical University - Energy Institute are made available.
Qualification Awarded
Bachelor's Degree
Admission Requirements
High school diploma is required for admission to this program. The score of MF-4 in LYS (Undergraduate Placement Examination) is taken into account for accepting students to this program ( students who graduated from high schools equivalent to Turkish high schools and satisfy the requirements can apply to undergraduate education programs at Hacettepe University. Necessary information about conditions can be obtained from the Registrar's Office ( and International Students Office of Hacettepe University (
Higher Grade Transition
Master's Degree
Graduation Requirements
Conditions in Hacettepe University Regulations on Undergraduate Education and Examination are valid in any case. (,7526/rules-and-regulations.html)In order to graduate from the Department of Nuclear Engineering, it is necessary; (1) to succeed in all required courses (174 ECTS credits) in the curriculum, (2) to gain at least 45 ECTS credits in "within-field elective courses" from among elective courses (66 ECTS credits in total), at least 25 ECTS credits in NEM-coded courses from among within-field electives, and at least 6 ECTS credits in "outside-field elective courses" offered by the Faculties of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Letters and Law, and (3) to complete a total of at least 240 ECTS credits with a Grade Point Average of at least 2.00 (over 4.00). Two internships (first in a fossil-fueled plant, second in a nuclear facility or research center), to be done during the second and third years of education, are included in the minimum total load of 240 ECTS credits. For the graduation of students registered before 2020, elective and required course ECTSs should also be evaluted together with student's advisor.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates
Our graduates are employed mainly by Turkish Atomic Energy Authority and its associated research centers, Electricity Generation and Transmission Companies, and Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources; in addition, to a considerably lesser extent, by Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council and its associated research centers, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, University Techno-polis Companies, Energy Market Regulatory Authority, oncology and imaging centers as engineers and researchers. Besides, a considerable number of our graduates work as academics at universities.A significant number of our graduates have gone abroad for graduate study. Many reputable universities worldwide (mostly in the U.S.) accept our graduates with necessary qualifications as research and/or teaching assistants. Some of our graduates who have received graduate degrees abroad have been working for leading international companies, research facilities and institutions.To see a list of universities and institutes to which our graduates have been admitted, use the following link: ( reach a list of companies and institutions for which our graduates work, use the following address: (
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