The missions of the Nuclear Engineering Department are:
- To develop high quality nuclear engineers and scientists from undergraduate through the doctorate level who are capable of contributing valuable engineering skills and knowledge toward the design, building and running of Bangladesh's nuclear power plants.
- To be Bangladesh's center of excellence in nuclear engineering education and research, and to lead Bangladesh's effort to develop its nuclear infrastructure, and to introduce nuclear power as a part of its energy mix.
- To perform services for industry, government, professional organizations, and the public in areas related to nuclear and radiological engineering.
The vision of the Nuclear Engineering Department of the University of Dhaka is to be recognized as an excellent higher-education nuclear engineering institution in the global arena for effective and peaceful applications of nuclear energy.