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The Bachelor of Science program in Nuclear Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Nuclear, Radiological, and Similarly Named Engineering Programs. 

Engineering Accreditation Commission

Vision Statement

To develop and maintain a nationally and internationally recognized program that promotes a passion for understanding and applying the knowledge of nuclear science and engineering to support the nation's alternative energy, national security and healthcare missions.

Mission Statement

To serve our state, our nation and our global community by nurturing future nuclear engineering professionals and leaders who are:

  • instilled with the highest standards of professional and ethical behavior;
  • prepared to meet the complex challenges associated with sustainably expanding peaceful uses of nuclear energy;
  • enhancing global nuclear security and avoiding the dangers of nuclear proliferation."

Program Educational Objectives

In fulfilling these missions, the objective of the undergraduate program is to prepare students for success in their professional endeavors following the baccalaureate degree. These endeavors may include direct employment in the private or public sectors, graduate studies in engineering or science, professional studies in medicine, business, law or public administration, service in the military, or entrepreneurial activities. To achieve this purpose, four principal educational objectives are identified. Graduates of our Bachelor of Science program in Nuclear Engineering:

  1. will work on the challenges of maintenance, improvement, innovation, education, and research in nuclear power and industrial utilization of nuclear radiation and radionuclides. In this work, they will fulfill independent assignments, engage in collaborations, and manage the work of others with effective communications characterizing all phases of their responsibilities; 
  2. will conduct their professional activities with full recognition of the choices and challenges implicit to their work, to its ethical dimensions, and to their implications for matters beyond their immediate tasks;
  3. will take the local, global, historical, social, economic, and political settings into account in both their domestic and international endeavors; and 
  4. will recognize and utilize both the accumulated body of results from prior work and the continuing evolution of science and technology as essential resources for the effective conduct of their work.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes that prepare graduates to attain the nuclear engineering program educational objectives are: 

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Undergraduate Program Enrollment and Graduation Data

Fall Semester Undergraduate
Academic Year Bachelor's Degrees
2023-24 293 N/A
2022-23 258 61
2021-22 272 71
2020-21 258 59
2019-20 248 71
2018-19 292 80

Enrollment = Fall Semester of Academic Year
Degrees Awarded = Fall, Spring & Summer of Academic Year (e.g., Fall 22, Spring 23, Summer 23)

Source: Office of Academic & Business Performance Analytics, Texas A&M University