Program Accreditation

The Nuclear Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.


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Nuclear Engineering Educational Objectives

For the undergraduate program in Nuclear Engineering:

  • Graduates will meet or exceed the expectations of employers of nuclear engineers.
  • Qualified graduates will pursue advanced study if they so desire.
  • Graduates will assume/undertake leadership roles in their communities and/or professions.

Nuclear Engineering Student Outcomes

By the time our graduates complete the nuclear engineering program, they will have successfully demonstrated the following:

A. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
B. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. 
C. an ability to design a system, component,or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
D. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
E.  an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
F.   an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
G.  an ability to communicate effectively.
H.  the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
I.    a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
J.   a knowledge of contemporary issues.
K.  an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


            * Nuclear engineering problems include nuclear processes (fission, fusion, decay, etc.), radiation interaction with matter, radiation transport, thermal hydraulics, and radiation detection and measurement.

Nuclear Enrollment and Graduation Data

Undergrad Enrollment FA 04 FA 05 FA 06 FA 07 FA 08 FA 09 FA 10 FA 11 FA 12 FA 13 FA 14 FA 15 FA 16
Nuclear Engineering 32 24 21 31 29 36 35 42 37 36 47 41 42

Bachelor's Degrees Awarded 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16
Nuclear Engineering 9 12 8 12 7 10 7 15 11 7 16 16
Master's Enrollment FA 04 FA 05 FA 06 FA 07 FA 08 FA 09 FA 10 FA 11 FA 12 FA 13 FA 14 FA 15
Nuclear Engineering 22 21 25 30 32 18 19 17 18 23 21 19
Master's Degrees Awarded 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16
Nuclear Engineering 4 10 4 8 8 9 4 9 8 6 12 10
PhD Enrollment FA 04 FA 05 FA 06 FA 07 FA 08 FA 09 FA 10 FA 11 FA 12 FA 13 FA 14 FA 15
Nuclear Engineering 14 15 17 17 19 18 21 25 37 34 30 30
Doctoral Degrees Awarded 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16
Nuclear Engineering 0 2 0 3 4 0 2 3 4 4 5 1