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Chemical and Nuclear Engineering

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Chemical and Nuclear Engineering!
The awesome projects that make you want to become a nuclear engineer!
A normal starting salary for chemical engineers is around $59,000 annually, while an experienced chemical engineer may see upwards to $160,000 annually.
Salary: Chemical Engineering
No matter what field of engineering a person wants to specialize in, the initial education is usually the same.

A bachelor degree is the minimum required to establish a place in this line of work.
For those looking to be in more intensive careers a masters or even doctorate is a definite benefit. (higher salary)

Educational Requisites
Chemical and Nuclear Engineering
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Engineering Group #1

Is it better to find a job in chemical or nuclear engineering abroad?

Where in the world can an engineer find work internationally?

Where in the world can I work as an Engineer?
Tools and Resources
Some of the everyday processes a chemical engineer may work on:
A starting salary for a nuclear engineer may be around $67,000 but tops off about the same for an experienced nuclear engineer at about $165,000
Salary: Nuclear Engineering
There are a plethora of engineering jobs available around the globe (with higher quantities in the Middle East and China) for chemical engineers.
Engineers of all sub fields must have an educational plan that is approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technologies.
A passing score on the fundamentals of engineering examination is also required.
The most important thing to do is to build experience in your field.
Lab work
Hands on experience allows you to get a definite feel for what it is going to be like in the field.
All engineering fields require similar math courses, though overall course work varies greatly.
More Education
Calculus I, II, & III
Differential Equations
Specialized Courses...
Both engineering fields will also need to take classes on electronics, computer methods, and professional writing.
A chemical engineer will focus more on chemistry (general, organic, and physical), thermodynamics, energy transfer, phase change, and chemical equilibrium.
The average chemical engineer salary as of May 2013 is $94,340

The average hourly wage is about $45.36

Chemical engineering is expected to grow at a rate of about four percent until 2022
Advancing Opportunities
Chemical Engineering
Experience is the key to advancement!
The average salary for a nuclear engineer as of May 2013 was around $104,240

The average hourly pay was about $50.13

Nuclear engineering is expected to grow slightly faster at a rate of about nine percent until 2022.
As you advance you are also given more freedom to do research in your interests.
When leading teams you begin to look at the field differently, you may need to spend a lot of time writing grant proposals, creating budgets, and designing plans for research.
Supervising a team of engineers brings on new stresses that were not experienced when only being part of the tech or research team.
Advancement Positions
Chemical Engineering

These sales positions sell specific chemical related products to companies or universities needing chemicals or the machinery related to them.


To be placed into a management position you usually must have at least a master’s degree in the field, along with a business administration degree.
There are also sales positions that are available in the field of chemical engineering.

Advancement Opportunities
Nuclear Engineering
Advancements in the nuclear engineering field are similar to those in the chemical engineering field.
Advancement Opportunities
Nuclear/Chemical Engineering
Base level technician engineer can move up through the ranks into a supervising position.

Supervisors manage the duties for the team under them and may supervise a specific field site as well, if related to the project.
Both fields have administrative positions:
If you enjoy office work and personnel decisions such as appointment supervisors, technicians, and contractors, this is the path for you!
Working with chemicals to make the world more effective and efficient.

Working on cutting edge nuclear projects to better mankind's energy sources and medicine.
A lot of your time as an engineer will be spent writing reports on your current research. Knowing the fundamentals of how to do so is key to a successful career in the field.
Nuclear Engineering Projects
U.S Navy uses Nuclear power in ships and submarines that have to be away from land for long periods of time.
Safety and Codes
For chemical engineers there are two areas of safety; in the lab and in the field.
Professional Trade Groups
Although not as numerous as chemical engineers, nuclear engineers do have several trade groups available to them as well:
Safety and Codes
As nuclear engineering often deals specifically with radioactive nuclei the safety of the employees and engineers is highly important.
Chemical engineers push current norms taking products beyond their limits, making their materials more efficient and cost effective.
What do they do?
Chemical Engineers
What do they do?
Nuclear Engineers
Nuclear energy systems are used to create electricity for their power grids supplying electricity to homes and businesses all over the world.
Advances in nuclear medicine provide analysis and treatment that save lives.
This field is still developing and growing in new directions.
Chemical engineers use properties of matter to construct new materials for use in commercial and public production.
They take raw materials and make them into the products we use in everyday life.
Where can I find work as an Engineer?
The concentration of jobs available to nuclear engineers, on the other hand, are in the United States.
Where do they work?
Places where a chemical engineer may work:
Pretty much everywhere!

Where do they work?
Places a nuclear engineer may work:
More often than not, if it isn’t government or military, then it probably deals with them.
Professional Trade Groups
Chemical Engineers have a wide variety of trade groups to be able to join internationally:
Where do engineers work?
Of the American job market of 1.5 million jobs, only 2% are filled by chemical engineers
1% of jobs are carried out by nuclear engineers
Majority of jobs available to chemical engineers are commercial/private
Nuclear engineering jobs however, are mostly public/military

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers
The Institution of Chemical Engineers
Chemical Industries Association
American Nuclear Society
The International Atomic Energy Agency
Nuclear Institute
Nuclear engineers work on projects focused more on energy than the chemical process and can be found in a range of fields.
Chemical engineers have to pay close attention to the chemicals they are using and the risks that follow those chemicals.
Protective safety gear such as goggles, lab coats, steel-toe enclosed boots, masks and gloves.
Proper knowledge of equipment is also necessary, due to the industrial grade materials and machinery that they use.
Improper exposure to radionuclides could cause many illnesses up to or worse than cancer, including sudden death.
Proper disposal techniques are also of the utmost importance given the fact that they could cause immense harm to the environment and the population.
The path to becoming a licensed engineer starts with receiving a passing score on the fundamentals of engineering exam.
After that the requirement is four years of related work experience as an engineer intern before becoming an engineer yourself.
Although it is not required going the extra step to be licensed as a professional engineer sets you apart and above other engineers in your field.
Nuclear Engineering Projects
Advances in nuclear medicine provide crucial jobs for these engineers. Using radioactive isotopes and the properties of their decay in the treatment of diseases, like cancer, is a newer technology being researched.
Chemical Engineering Projects
By using silicon nanotechnology the bio-artificial kidney marries nanofilters made of silicon with living human kidney cells.
Other than filtering waste out of the blood, the bio-artificial kidney can also perform important functions such as maintenance of blood pressure, maintain pH levels and vitamin synthesis.
A new project in the field of chemical engineering is the research on creating a bio-artificial kidney.
Heat transfer, separation of chemicals (filtration, distillation, etc.), processing polymers, flowmeters, materials handling, process parameters, separations of mechanics, and transportation and storage of chemicals.
aspenONE Engineering - Focuses on optimizing energy use, capital and operating costs, product yield through activation energy, economics, and equipment design during the modeling process. All of these processes are essential in creating effective low cost methods for chemical production.

Software Programs
UniSim Operations Suite by Honeywell - creates real-time dynamic models of the plant process equipment and automation systems. It uses principle engineering and thermodynamic relationships to represent behavior and automation software configurations in the control room. This system can simulate a process multiple times so that it can be improved well before it is ever actually run, cutting out a lot of unnecessary cost and preventing equipment damage.
nuclear reactor control rod systems
nuclear tools (wireline logging instruments)
computer aid design CAD
development environment software
Some of the tools nuclear engineers use on a daily basis are:
Tools: Nuclear Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering!
Specialized Courses
Nuclear engineers will focus more on fluid mechanics, material science, radiation, heat transfer and nuclear power plant reactor systems.
Software Programs
Engineers, in the fulfillment of their professional duties, shall: Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public.:

-Perform services only in areas of their competence.
-Issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner.
-Act for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees.
-Avoid deceptive acts.
-Conduct themselves honorably, responsibly, ethically, and lawfully so as to enhance the honor, reputation, and usefulness of the profession.

Chemical Engineering Today
-It is not just a job, it is a lifestyle, you have to want it

-Dedication, passion and hard work
-Engineers have to do continuing education programs, to keep up with current and emerging technology, you have to love what you do, and love to learn
- Being an engineer is as challenging as it is rewarding!
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