Engineering Science Degree, Nuclear Engineering Area of Concentration

Associate of Science
Nuclear engineer adjusting control panel

Nuclear engineers work on design, maintenance, and repair of nuclear power facilities. Fluid dynamics is a very fundamental component of this program, because the proper functioning of nuclear reactors is critically dependent upon the precise control of liquids (coolant, moderator, lubricants) and gases (steam, coolant, etc.)—often at extremes of temperature, pressure, and flow velocity.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Identify, formulate, and solve basic physics and engineering problems in mechanics and thermodynamics.
  • Design simple systems and reactors using analytical and numerical methods in the area of nuclear engineering.
  • Use of appropriate computer application software in nuclear engineering.

Program Advising 

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. The program advising guide outlines the degree requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process. 

Transfer Opportunities

This track will prepare students to transfer to a four-year university with a major in nuclear engineering.  See all engineering transfer agreements.

Careers

Career possibilities include energy auditor, security management specialist, wind energy project manager, compliance manager, and computer systems analyst. Some may require a bachelor's degree.

Curriculum 

Suggested Course Sequence: Nuclear Engineering

A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows.

A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows.

All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor. Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.

All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.



Suggested Course Sequence


A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows. All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


** Behavioral and Social Science Distribution (BSSD) courses must come from different disciplines.


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