To provide a superior education for engineers and scientists in nuclear engineering and radiological sciences and to develop future leaders in industry, government, and education.
The program provides students with:
- skills and tools necessary for industrial, medical, governmental and environmental applications of nuclear processes and radiation.
- insights and skills that will prepare them to be leaders in research and the practice of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences within 5 to 10 years of graduation.
Program Educational Objectives
Within 5-10 years after graduating our students will be able to:
- Use their understanding of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences to perform analyses and measurements related to radiation and radiation interactions with matter, nuclear power systems, and health physics design and analyses, in industry, government agencies, or academic environments.
- Adapt to the rapidly changing scientific and technological landscape, recognize the implications of their work, drive the development of future technologies, and engage in life-long learning and the continual improvement of their skills and knowledge.
- Communicate effectively with their colleagues and students; and positively influence policy makers and the general public.
- Contribute substantively as leaders in science, technology, the environment, and society.
Student Educational Outcomes
Graduates of the program will have: [ includes references to ABET Criterion ]
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering, including atomic and nuclear physics, to the study of radiation interactions with matter and nuclear processes. [ABET 3a]
- an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. [ABET 3k]
- an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems and develop practical solutions. [ABET 3e]
- an ability to design a system, component or process applicable to nuclear engineering and radiological sciences to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability. [ABET 3c]
- an ability to design and conduct engineering experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data, including the characteristic attributes of nuclear processes and radiation. [ABET 3b]
- an ability to function effectively on diverse multidisciplinary teams and provide leadership to teams and organizations. [ABET 3d]
- an ability to communicate effectively in oral, graphic and written communication. [ABET 3g]
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions and biological effects of radiation in a global, economic, environmental and societal context. [ABET 3h]
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. [ABET 3f]
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. [ABET 3i]
- a knowledge of contemporary issues. [ABET 3j]