BSAST in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology (BSAST) degree 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 BSAST in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology addresses career pathways in the engineering function and thus supports the ability to obtain a professional engineering license.

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABETThe Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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Learn about the Second Degree Program in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology.

Student outcomes from the program:

  1. Demonstrate a fundamental mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools required for nuclear facility operations and /or related fields.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to understand and apply current concepts in the areas of mathematics, science, and engineering technology.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to conduct, analyze, and interpret data to resolve technical challenges and/or improve processes.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of nuclear design concepts that are applied within the systems, components, and processes for safe operation of nuclear facilities.
  5. Demonstrate effective participation in groups as a valued team member.
  6. Demonstrate a capability to solve technical problems through proper identification, research and systematic analysis of the issue.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communications to the given audience utilizing standard English.
  8. Demonstrate the need and commitment to engage in lifelong learning while remaining technically current in one’s discipline.
  9. Demonstrate professional, ethical, and social responsibilities within the nuclear energy field, while recognizing differences due to culture and diversity.
  10. Demonstrate recognition of the impacts of nuclear technology solutions in an expanding societal and global context.
  11. Demonstrate a commitment for quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement in professional activities.
  12. 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.

Education objectives:

  • 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.
Subject Area/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Computer Programming Requirement or Programmable Logic controller (CTR-212)
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 21
  • Psychology or Sociology
  • Statistics (STA-201)
  • Technical Writing (ENG-201)
  • Physics I with lab
  • Physics II with lab
  • Chemistry with lab
C. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
D. General Education Electives 15
II. Area of Study: Nuclear Engineering Technology 51
A. Nuclear Physics for Technology 3
B. Thermodynamics 3
C. Heat Transfer 3
D. Fluid Mechanics 3
E. Reactors and Plant Systems
  • Reactor Fundamentals
  • Primary Reactor Systems
  • Nuclear Instrumentation & Control
F. Radiation Effects
  • Radiation Biophysics or
  • Radiation Interaction and
  • Radiological, Reactor, Environmental Safety
G. Electrical Theory 3
H. Nuclear Materials 3
I. Radiation Analysis Laboratory 1
J. Nuclear Electives
  • Military/INPO Discipline Specific Training including Laboratory/Practicum (1 to 10 credits) or
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Applied Quality Management
  • Regulatory Policy & Procedures
  • Applied Economic Analysis
K. Nuclear Technology Assessment/Career Planning 3
L. Nuclear Engineering Technology Capstone 4
IV. Free Electives 15
Total 126

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.

  • Required Courses: Nuclear Physics for Technology, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Reactor and Plant Systems, Radiation Effects, Electrical Theory, Nuclear Materials, Radiation Analysis Laboratory, Nuclear Electives, Nuclear Technology Assessment/Career Planning, Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology Capstone
  • Corollary Requirements: Calculus I and II, Statistics, Physics I and II, General Chemistry, Computer Requirement
  • 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

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.

Each BSAST in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology learner is required to meet with a School of Applied Science and Technology advisor or military representative/advisor.

  • After receiving evaluation of transferred credits and prior to starting courses to ensure course sequencing as indicated below
  • Required to verify completion of prerequisite courses prior to enrollment in Nuclear Technology Assessment/Career Planning and Nuclear Engineering Technology Capstone
  • Required to verify completion of all courses prior to graduation


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