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The Nuclear Engineering Track under the Mechanical Engineering program is designed to combine broad engineering disciplines with knowledge of engineering principles specific to the nuclear industry. A degree in mechanical engineering with the nuclear engineering track should prepare graduates for work at power plants, fuel generation facilities, government regulatory agencies, and the design and manufacture of components and systems associated with handling nuclear materials. The program is further intended to adequately prepare students for graduate work in nuclear engineering. 

What do Nuclear Engineers do?

Earning an engineering degree with a nuclear concentration will set you on the path for a career in a variety of industries, including:

  • Nuclear energy
  • Fuel generation facilities
  • Government regulatory agencies
  • Power plant                  

BS in Mechanical Engineering - Nuclear Engineering Degree Requirements

  • Students must complete 126 semester credit hours to earn a BS in mechanical engineering.
  • A minor is not required for a BS in mechanical engineering.
  • Students must complete 23 semester credit hours of lower-division engineering pre-requisites before moving on to upper-level courses.

Required Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Courses

  • Students are required to complete 54 semester credit hours of upper-level courses.
  • Since all students seeking a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering are required to take a cross-section of courses from a variety of engineering disciplines, the College does not award double majors.
  • Students must complete the following courses: NENG 3301, NENG 4211, NENG 4311, NENG 4321 and NENG 4331.

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