The Department of Chemical Engineering offers an option in Nuclear Engineering, with a focus on nuclear processes and technology and on nuclear electric power generation. This degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The option gives concentrated training in a variety of nuclear technologies. Engineering graduates with the Nuclear Engineering option can work in the nuclear industry in areas such as the continued safe and economical operation of existing nuclear power plants and processing facilities, improved plant performance, design of new facilities, the safe disposal of nuclear waste, and other advanced industrial and medical applications of nuclear technology. The option requires three Nuclear Engineering courses and one elective course within the Basic Chemical Engineering curriculum.
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