Nuclear Engineering programs prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems for controlling and manipulating nuclear energy, including nuclear power plant design, fission reactor design, fusion reactor design, reactor control and safety systems design, power transfer systems, containment vessels and structures design; and the analysis of related engineering problems such as fission and fusion processes, human and environmental factors, construction, and operational considerations.
Of the 403 Nuclear Engineering degrees granted each year at the Bachelors degree level, men make up 83% percent and women make up 17% percent of the field of study. Did you know that Texas has more students being awarded a degree in Nuclear Engineering than any other state in the US? In fact, Texas granted 60 degrees last year! The average annual income for an undergraduate degree in Nuclear Engineering is $68,500.
United States Military Academy, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and the University of California-Berkeley are three schools well-known for Nuclear Engineering programs. In fact, there are 20 students at United States Military Academy pursuing a Bachelors degree in Nuclear Engineering. Take a look at the college options in the table below.
The highest paying jobs for Nuclear Engineering majors include Architectural and Engineering Managers, Nuclear Engineers and Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary. But, something else to consider is how many job openings there currently is. Jobs that are in high need that a degree in Nuclear Engineering can prepare you for are Architectural and Engineering Managers, Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary and Nuclear Engineers.