Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear engineering is a branch of engineering concerned with the application of the fission as well as the fusion of atomic nuclei and the application of other sub-atomic physics, based on the principles of nuclear physics. In the sub-field of nuclear fission, it particularly includes the interaction and maintenance of systems and components like nuclear reactors, nuclear power plants, and/or nuclear weapons. The field also includes the study of medical and other applications of (generally ionizing) radiation, nuclear safety, heat/thermodynamics transport, nuclear fuel and/or other related technology (radioactive waste disposal), and the problems of nuclear proliferation.

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NRC Scholarship Opportunity (Undergraduate Students)

NRC Fellowship Opportunity (Doctoral Students)

Career in Nuclear Engineering


This page was last updated on: July 17, 2017