The graduate Nuclear Safeguards and Security (NSS) Certificate program will provide graduate students and practicing engineers (and their employers) a diverse education with components that will help train and maintain a well-qualified workforce. The UNLV NSS Certificate will provide evidence that the graduate has the appropriate education to become a nuclear safeguards and security engineer in NRC-licensed facilities and US DOE’s national laboratories.


For information regarding accreditation at UNLV, please head over to Academic Program Accreditations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Graduates will be technically competent in nuclear safeguards and security areas of the nuclear engineering discipline.
  • Graduates will be able to develop engineering solutions for nuclear safeguards and security based on radiation detection systems, radiation sources, and data analysis systems.
  • Graduates will be able to work within an interdisciplinary team and effectively communicate with their peers and colleagues, conducting themselves in an ethical and professional manner.
  • Graduates will be able to find gainful employment locally or nationally, and function effectively in a progressing nuclear engineering field.

Career Possibilities

The Nuclear Safeguards and Security Certificate program is designed to provide current engineers with the components to help train and maintain a well-qualified workforce in nuclear safeguards and security, and nonproliferation fields.


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Graduate Certificate in Nuclear Safeguards and Security


Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering prepares students for the lifelong practice of mechanical engineering and related engineering disciplines. The department teaches students to become problem solvers through the application of science in order to deal with the relations among forces, work or energy, and power in designing systems, which will ultimately contribute to the betterment of the human environment.