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 126-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. A total of 18 Area of Study credits must be from 300/400 level courses.
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 AST vision and mission statements are reviewed and updated periodically, most recently in 2014. These reviews are performed by the mentors as well as the Industrial Advisory Council (IAC). Details are published in the School and IAC meeting minutes. The current vision and mission statements are published on Thomas Edison State University’s web site.
The BS degree with an area of study in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.
|I. General Education Requirements||60|
|A. Intellectual and Practical Skills||15|
|B. Civic and Global Learning||9|
|C. Knowledge of Human Cultures||9|
|D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World||8|
|F. General Education Electives||16|
|II. Area of Study: Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology||51|
|A. Nuclear Physics for Technology||3|
|C. Heat Transfer||3|
|D. Fluid Mechanics||3|
E. Reactors and Plant Systems
F. Radiation Effects
|G. Electrical Theory||3|
|H. Nuclear Materials||3|
|I. Radiation Analysis Laboratory||1|
J. Nuclear Electives
|K. Nuclear Technology Assessment/Career Planning||3|
|L. Nuclear Engineering Technology Capstone||4|
|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|
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
Policy for Required Advisement for BS degree with an area of study in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology
BS degree with an area of study in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology program students are required to schedule and complete a minimum of two program planning sessions with a School of Applied Science and Technology advisor. The first scheduled program planning sessions should be after the student receives formal evaluation of transferred credits and prior to starting courses. A second scheduled program planning session should be prior to registration for Nuclear Assessment/Career Planning (NUC-490)
The session shall encompass the following:
Each BS degree with an area of study in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology is required to meet with an AST advisor or military representative/advisor;
- After receiving evaluation of transferred credits and prior to starting courses to ensure course sequencing as indicated.
- Required to verify completion of prerequisite courses prior to enrollment in Nuclear Energy Issues & Career Planning (NUC-490) and Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology Capstone (NUC-495)
- Required to verify completion of all courses before Graduation application
Required sequence of courses for the BS degree with an area of study in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology are the following:
Required the general educations courses or equivalent transfer courses prerequisites:
- English Composition I (ENC-101) and English Composition II (ENC-102), prior to Technical Report Writing (ENG-201)
- Calculus I (MAT-231) prior to Calculus II (MAT-232)
- Physics I with Lab (PHY-115) prior to Physics II with Lab (PHY-116) and prior to Nuclear Physics for Technology (NUC-303)
- Required the general educations courses or equivalent transfer courses prerequisites:
Note: Other General Education, Free Electives and Nuclear Elective courses can be taken as determined by student and approved by advisement.
Required the BS degree with an area of study in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology area of study courses or equivalent transfer courses prerequisites:
- Nuclear Physics for Technology (NUC-303), Thermodynamics (EGM-221), Heat Transfer (EGM-323), and Fluid Mechanics (EGM-330) prior to Reactor and Plant Systems courses of Reactor Fundamentals (NUC-365), Primary Reactor Systems (NUC-331) or Nuclear Instrumentation and Control (NUC-351)
- Nuclear Physics for Technology (NUC-303) prior to Radiation Effects courses: Radiation Biophysics (NUC-412), Radiation Interaction (NUC-413) or Radiological, Reactor, Environmental Safety (NUC-342)
- Radiation Effects courses: Radiation Biophysics (NUC-412), Radiation Interaction (NUC-413) or Radiological, Reactor, Environmental Safety (NUC-342) prior to Ration Analysis Laboratory (NUC-238)
- Required completions of general educations courses: English Composition I (ENC-101), English Composition II (ENC-102), and Technical Report Writing (ENG-201), Calculus I (MAT-231), Calculus II (MAT-232), Physics I with Lab (PHY-115), Physics II with Lab (PHY-116), General Chemistry (CHE-111), prior to Nuclear Energy Issues & Career Planning (NUC-490)
- Required completion of BS degree with an area of study in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology area of study courses or equivalent transfers prior to Nuclear Energy Issues & Career Planning (NUC-490)
- Require completion of and Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology Capstone (NUC-495)
- Prior Learning Assessment options will not be available for Nuclear Energy Issues & Career Planning (NUC-490) or Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology Capstone (NUC-495)
Program Educational Objectives:
The program educational objectives (PEOs) are broad statements describing the career and professional accomplishments that the Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology program is preparing graduates to achieve. The BS degree with an area of study in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology strives to produce qualified and competent applied technology engineering professionals who can immediately make substantial contributions to their employers.
The PEOs are to:
- Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, and skills necessary to identify, analyze, and solve professional/technical challenges in Nuclear Energy.
- Possess a desire and commitment to be technically current with changing technologies through self-improvement and continuous learning.
- Function effectively in a professional/industrial environment, while maintaining independent thought and adhering to ethical standards.
- Communicate effectively in one's career environment and serve influentially in team oriented settings.
- Strive for increasing levels of leadership and responsibilities in the nuclear field.
Student outcomes for the BS degree with an area of study in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology:
- Demonstrate a fundamental mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools required for nuclear facility operations and /or related fields.
- Demonstrate an ability to understand and apply current concepts in the areas of mathematics, science, and engineering technology.
- Demonstrate the ability to conduct, analyze, and interpret data to resolve technical challenges and/or improve processes.
- Demonstrate an understanding of nuclear design concepts that are applied within the systems, components, and processes for safe operation of nuclear facilities.
- Demonstrate effective participation in groups as a valued team member.
- Demonstrate a capability to solve technical problems through proper identification, research and systematic analysis of the issue.
- Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communications to the given audience utilizing standard English.
- Demonstrate an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature, documents and procedures.
- Demonstrate the need and commitment to engage in lifelong learning while remaining technically current in one’s discipline.
- Demonstrate professional, ethical, and social responsibilities within the nuclear energy field, while recognizing differences due to culture and diversity.
- Demonstrate recognition of the impacts of nuclear technology solutions in an expanding societal and global context.
- Demonstrate a commitment for quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement in professional activities.
- Demonstrate knowledge of and an understanding for the Federal, State, and Local regulations, standards, and rules applying to operations and safety in the nuclear energy field.
|Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology Program (NEET)|
|2012 - 2013:||
Enrollments - 130
Graduates - 16
|2013 - 2014:||
Enrollments - 177
Graduates - 58
|2014 - 2015:||
Enrollments - 555
Graduates - 83
|2015 - 2016:||
Enrollments - 574
Graduates - 79
Contact Richard Coe, assistant dean of the School of Applied Science and Technology, to learn more.
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