Mission Statement

Mission

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.

Goals

The program provides students with:

  • skills and tools necessary for industrial, medical, governmental and environmental applications of nuclear processes and radiation; and
  • insights and skills that will prepare them to be leaders in research and the practice of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences.

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, students, and the general public.

  • Contribute substantively as leaders, in science, technology, the environment, and society.

Outcomes

Graduates of the program will have:

  • an ability to apply mathematics, science and engineering, including atomic and nuclear physics, to the study of radiation interactions with matter and nuclear processes;
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;
  • an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems and develop practical solutions;
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process applicable to nuclear engineering and radiological science, to meet desired needs with realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability;
  • 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;
  • an ability to function effectively on diverse multidisciplinary teams and provide leadership to teams and organizations;
  • an ability to communicate effectively in oral, graphic and written communication;
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions and biological effects of radiation in a global, economic, environmental and societal context;
  • an understanding or professional and ethical responsibility;
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

In Fall 2016, 67 students enrolled in the program. In AY15-16, 29 degrees were awarded. For other terms, the University Registrar publishes the number of students enrolled annually in this program, and the number of degrees granted each term by this program.