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Nuclear Engineering

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Devonte Snowden

on 15 July 2013

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Transcript of Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Engineereing
By: Devonte' Snowden
What they do
Needed for College
Important Qualities
The branch of engineering concerned with the design and construction and operation of nuclear reactors.
Median Salary: $120,000
High Salary: 180,000-200,000
Number of Jobs(2010): 19,100
Job outlook: 10%
Projected Employment(2020): 21,100
Design or develop nuclear equipment, such as reactor cores, radiation shielding, or associated instrumentation
Monitor nuclear facility operations to identify any design, construction, or operation practices that violate safety regulations and laws
Examine nuclear accidents and gather data that can be used to design preventive measures
Write operational instructions to be used in nuclear plant operation or in handling and disposing of nuclear waste
Direct operating or maintenance activities of operational nuclear powerplants to ensure that they meet safety standards
Perform experiments to test whether methods of using nuclear material, reclaiming nuclear fuel, or disposing of nuclear waste are acceptable
Take corrective actions or order plant shutdowns in emergencies
Requires a minimum of a Bachelors Degree in nuclear engineering
In high school students should take math classes such as Algebra and trigonometry.
In high school students should take sciences courses such as chemistry and physics.
Analytical-thinking skills. Nuclear engineers must be able to identify design elements to help build facilities and equipment that produce material needed by various industries.
Detail oriented. Nuclear engineers supervise the operation of nuclear facilities. They must pay close attentions to what is happening at all times, and ensure that operations comply with all regulations and laws pertaining to the safety of workers and the environment.
Logical-thinking skills. Nuclear engineers design complex systems. Therefore, they must be able to order information logically and clearly so that others can follow their written information and instructions.
Math skills. Nuclear engineers use the principals of calculus, trigonometry, and other advanced topics in mathematics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.
Teamwork. Nuclear engineers work with mechanical engineers and electrical engineers and therefore must be able to incorporate systems designed by these other engineers into their own designs.
Additionally, because of the potential hazard posed by nuclear materials and by accidents at facilities, nuclear engineers must be able to anticipate problems before they occur and suggest remedies.
Top Colleges that offer Major
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan

• Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts

• University of Wisconsin located in Madison, Wisconsin

• Texas A & M in College Station, Texas

• Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia

• North Carolina State University located in Raleigh, North Carolina

• University of California in Berkeley, California

• Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania

• University of Tennessee located in Knoxville, Tennessee

• University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois
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