Second Degree Program in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology

Graduates of Thomas Edison State College's Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology (BSAST) degree program in Nuclear Engineering Technology may apply for a BSAST degree in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology, which is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, as a second degree.

Requirements for Nuclear Engineering Technology (NET) Grads Interested to earn ABET-accredited Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology (NEET)

NEET Requirements Credits Most NET Graduates Explanation
Ethics and the Business Professional (PHI-384) 3 Will Need Course - new requirement Must take from TESC - No CLEP or DANTES
Thermodynamics (EGM-323)
Heat Transfer (NUC-432)
3
3
Will Need Both Courses - new requirement; some have credit for NUC-432 Must take one or both from TESC
Electrical Theory (ELE-211) 
-OR-
(ELE-212)
3 Some may have electrical theory course fulfilling 3 credits required. Without military or commercial nuclear equivalent, student must take ELE-211 or ELE-212 from TESC.
Radiation Safety Laboratory 1 Some have military equivalent; or commercial nuclear INPO equivalent Without Military/Commercial Nuclear equivalent student must take course from TESC.
Nuclear Technology Assessment/Career Planning (NUC-490) 3 All will need - new requirement
(Prerequisites for this course are all core NEET courses)
Must take from TESC. No PLA
Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology Capstone (NUC-495) 4 All will need - new requirement
(Prerequisite for this course is NUC-490)
Must take from TESC. No PLA
Area of Study Electives 4 or 7 Will Need Courses from recommended NEET Electives

Graduate Bachelor-to-Masters programs in the School of Business & Technology
Any needed elective credits
must be taken from TESC
  24 Credits   All 24 required credits must be taken from TESC or TESC assessed military and commercial nuclear training

Program Eligibility:

  • Candidates must have earned a BSAST degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology degree after January 1, 2000 and apply for a BSAST degree in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology degree as a second bachelor's degree.
  • Those who earned a BSAST degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology before January 1, 2000 may apply and applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine whether additional courses will be needed to earn the second bachelor's degree. 

Program Conditions:

  • Candidates must complete at least 24 additional credits through Thomas Edison State College that fulfill degree requirements of the BSAST degree in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology, as listed below.
  • Candidates may apply up to 7 credits of military or Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) accredited training THAT WERE NOT APPLIED to their prior BSAST degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology, in accordance with the demonstration of currency policy as stated in current College Catalog.  NOTE: If military and/or INPO credit was earned prior to completion of the first degree, a waiver will be sought from the School of Business and Technology to utilize prior credit. Military and INPO credits are considered assessment credits.
  • Candidates must complete all required courses within the BSAST degree in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology, in accordance with degree requirements, prerequisite policy and mandated advisement as established to comply with the criteria of the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Requirements for the Second Degree Program in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology:

Course Credits
PHI-384 Ethics and the Business Professional 3
EGM-323 Thermodynamics* 3
NUC-432 Heat Transfer* 3
ELE-211 Electrical Theory/DC Circuits*
-OR-
ELE-212 Electrical Theory/AC Circuits*
3
Radiation Safety Laboratory* 1
NUC-490 Nuclear Technology Assessment/Career Planning 3
NUC-495 Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology Capstone 4
Area of Study Electives** 4-7

*This requirement may be fulfilled by military or INPO training only.

**Area of Study Electives may consist of additional area of study courses or graduate courses approved for the Bachelor's to Master's Program by the School of Applied Science and Technology. Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor's to Master's Program to use graduate courses to satisfy Area of Study Elective requirements.

For more information on the Second Degree BSAST Program in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology, contact the School of Applied Science and Technology at [email protected] or (609) 984-1130, extension 3197 (for Dr. Thomas Devine, associate dean) or extension 2210 (for Dr. Richard Coe, assistant dean).