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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 Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with an area of study in Nuclear Engineering Technology is designed for reactor operators and related workers in the nuclear industry or in the U.S. Navy nuclear power program. Credits may be earned from the Navy Basic Nuclear Power School, advanced Navy training, NRRPT certification, NRC licensure or professional training. A total of 18 Area of Study credits must be from 300/400 level courses. The BS degree with an area of study in Nuclear Engineering Technology is a 120-credit program.

View information on the BS degree with an area of study in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology, which is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Information Literacy
    SOS-110: Critical Information Literacy
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Civic Engagement
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 9
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 8
E. Mathematics 3
F. General Education Electives 16
II. Area of Study: Nuclear Engineering Technology 45
A. Nuclear Physics 3
B. Heat Transfer 3
C. Fluid Mechanics 3
D. Reactors and Systems
  • Reactor Fundamentals
  • Primary Reactor Systems
  • Nuclear Instrumentation and Control
E. Radiation Effects
  • Radiation Biophysics
  • Radiation Interaction
F. Safety and Protection
  • Radiological, Reactor and Environmental Safety
  • Radiation Protection and Control
G. Nuclear Electives
  • Military/INPO Discipline Specific Training including Laboratory/Practicum or
    Occupational Health and Safety
  • Applied Quality Management
  • Regulatory Policy and Procedures
  • Nuclear Materials
H. Current Trends and Applications 3
III. Electives 15
Total Credits 120
Degree Requirements Credits
The following courses are required for the BS degree with an area of study in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology and can be fulfilled in either the General Education or Electives sections of the degree chart. 27
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
  • Statistics
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Physics I with Lab
  • Physics II with Lab
  • Chemistry I with Lab
  • Computer Programming or Programmable Logic Controls
  • 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 or ACE-reviewed company training.

Note: Courses listed in the Area of Study are offered as a guide. Other courses may also be considered appropriate for the program. The inclusion of similar courses must be reviewed by the Evaluation team. Students must submit their program plan for review to ensure that course selection is appropriate for the degree.

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.

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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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