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ADVISORY

It is strongly recommended that you do not take any of the nuclear engineering or electronics systems engineering area of study courses unless your math skills (calculus 1 or higher) are reasonably current.

Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with an area of study in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology emphasizes the practical application of engineering principles as they impact nuclear power generation. The 120-credit program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to perform competently in reactor operations, quality assurance, instrumentation and control technology and other related areas. Additionally, the BS degree with an area of study in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology addresses career pathways in the engineering function and thus supports the ability to obtain a professional engineering license.

Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology Program:

The Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology Program’s goal is to educate engineering technology practitioners who are immediately relevant to or practicing in industry by frequently evaluating and improving our educational programs, engaging in scholarly and industrially based activities, and working within the broader community to be relevant to the professional and global community.

The BS degree with an area of study in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

ABET

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 46
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • ENC-101: English Composition I
(3)
  • ENC-102: English Composition II
(3)
  • COM-209: Public Speaking
(3)
  • STA-201: Principles of Statistics
(3)
  • Information Literacy
    SOS-110: Critical Information Literacy
(3)
B. Civic and Global Leadership 9
  • SOC-101: Introduction to Sociology
(3)
  • ETH-230: Ethics in the Digital Age
(3)
  • POS-110: American Government
(3)
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 15
  • AOJ-280: Forensic Science
(3)
  • HIS-113: American History I
(3)
  • FIL-110: American Cinema
(3)
Select two featured courses from the list below:
  • SOC-291: Criminology
  • HIS-114: American History II
  • HUM-103: Introduction to the Humanities III: Music
(6)
D. Scientific Knowledge 7
  • COS-111: Introduction to Programming
(3)
  • CHE-121: General Chemistry I with Lab
(4)
II. Area of Study: Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology 67
A. Complete the following Core Courses
  • MAT-231: Calculus I (4)
  • MAT-232: Calculus II (4)
  • PHY-115: Physics I with Lab (4)
  • PHY-116: Physics II with Lab (4)
  • NUC-303: Nuclear Physics for Technology (3)
  • EGM-321: Thermodynamics (3)
  • EGM-323: Heat Transfer (3)
  • EGM-331: Fluid Mechanics (3)
  • NUC-402: Nuclear Materials (3)
  • NUC-238: Radiation Analysis Laboratory (1)
  • NUC-331: Primary Reactor Systems (3)
  • NUC-351: Nuclear Instrumentation and Control (3)
  • NUC-365: Reactor Fundamentals (3)
  • NUC-412: Radiation Biophysics (3)
  • NUC-413: Radiation Interactions (3)
  • ELE-211: DC Circuits (3)
50
B. Nuclear Electives
  • APS-400: Occupational Health and Safety (3)
  • APS-402: Applied Quality Management (3)
  • EUT-401: Regulatory Policy and Procedures (3)
  • EUT-402: Applied Economic Analysis (3)
  • Military/INPO Discipline Specific Training including Laboratory/Practicum (1 to 10 credits)
10
C. Nuclear Technology Assessment/Career Planning 3
D. Nuclear Engineering Technology Capstone 4
III. Electives 7
Total Credits 120

Dr. Richard Coe

Richard CoeDr. Richard Coe, assistant dean of the School of Applied Science and Technology, oversees our Nuclear programs. Dr. Coe worked in the nuclear energy industry for 20 years and is the recipient of the Robert L. Long Nuclear Training and Education Excellence Award in recognition of his professional contribution to training and education in the nuclear energy field. He has also been recognized by the American Nuclear Society with the Nuclear Training and Education Pioneer Award.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Scholarship

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Leverage Your Training

Have you earned acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The University also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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Note: Laboratories are considered to be part of the course work and/or prior experiential learning. Laboratory requirements of the degree are assigned zero credits.

How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: Most students have earned credit from the Navy Basic Nuclear Power School, which covers more than half of the area of study. Credit may also be earned by advanced Navy training. Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), NRC license, NRRPT certification, certification from a nuclear utility INPO accredited program or ACE-reviewed company training

Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology Program (NEET)
Year Enrollments Graduates
2012 - 2013 130 16
2013 - 2014 177 58
2014 - 2015 555 83
2015 - 2016 574 79
2017 - 2018 557 72
2018 - 2019 647 99