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Nuclear Engineering Technology with a Concentration in Radiological Protection

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with an area of study in Nuclear Engineering Technology is designed for reactor operators and related support workers in the nuclear industry, medical or in the US Navy nuclear power program who need a more enhanced understanding and skill in radiation protection, shielding/activation, personal dosimetry and biological effectives of radiation. 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 125-credit program.

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
(6)
  • Oral Communication
(3)
  • Quantitative Literacy
(3)
  • Information Literacy
    SOS-110: Critical Information Literacy
(3)
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
(3)
  • Ethics
(3)
  • Civic Engagement
(3)
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

62

A. Nuclear Physics for Technology (NUC-303)

3

B. Heat Transfer (NUC-323)

3

C. Fluid Mechanics (EGM-331)

3

D. Nuclear Materials (NUC-402)

3

E. Thermodynamics (EGM-321)

3

F. Reactor Fundamentals (NUC-365) or Primary Reactor Systems (NUC331)

3

G. Nuclear Instrumentation and Control (NUC-351)

3

H. Radiation Analysis Laboratory (NUC-238)

1

I. Nuclear Rules and Regulations (NUC-380)

3

J. Occupational Health & Safety (APS-400)

3

K. Applied Quality Management (APS-402)

3

L. Project Management (MAN-435)

3

M. Radiological Protection Concentration  (Choose any 6 from the list below)

  • Intro. To Nuclear Engineering Technology & Radiological Health Physics (RPT-270)
  • Radiation Biology (RPT-271)
  • Intro. to Radiation Generating Devices & Medical (RPT-275)
  • Radiological, Reactor, Environmental Safety (NUC-342)
  • Radiation Biophysics (NUC-412) 
  • Radiation Interaction (NUC-413)
  • Radiation Shielding & External Dosimetry (RPT–302) 
  • Radiation Detection and Instrumentation (RPT-260)
  • Radiation Safety Officer (RSO-301)

18
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

N, NE/Radiological Protection Assessment/Career Planning (NRP-490)

3

O. NE/Radiological Protection Technology Capstone (NRP-495)

4

III. Free Electives

6

Total Credits for Degree

125

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
  • Technical Writing
(3)
  • Computer Programming or Programmable Logic Controllers (CTR-212)
(3)
  • Statistics
(3)
  • Calculus I
(3)
  • Calculus II
(3)
  • Physics I with Lab
(4)
  • Physics II with Lab
(4)
  • Chemistry I with Lab
(4)
  • 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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