Nuclear Power Technology

BS in Nuclear Engineering Technology

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The EPCE-sponsored Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology (BSNET) emphasizes practical applications of engineering principles as they relate to the nuclear industry. The program is ideal for those interested in a long term career in the nuclear field in areas such as reactor operations, quality assurance, instrumentation and control technology, and more.

Excelsior College is one of only two US institutions to offer an online ABET-accredited Bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering technology.  The BSNET degree is accredited by Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

Course Information

  • Electrical Theory
  • Computer Applications
  • Fundamentals of Reactor Safety
  • Material Science
  • Health Physics/Radiation Protection
  • Radiation Measurement Lab
  • Plant Systems Overview
  • Reactor Core Fundamentals
  • Fluids
  • Heat Transfer
  • Integrated Technology Assessment (capstone)
  • Nuclear Technology Electives
The BSNET degree requires 124 credit hours. Of the 124 credits, 16 must be earned at the upper level in the technology component.
  • Technology component (including Capstone course): 48 credit hours
  • Arts and Sciences (including Cornerstone course): 60 credit hours
  • Concentration or Free electives (including information literacy): 16 credit hours


The nuclear industry requires leaders to possess certain industry-specific skills and this concentration is designed to prepare you for careers such as a first support supervisor, second-level leader, or plant manager.  Leadership topics emphasized include business leadership, organizational behavior, change management, leadership communications, and leadership courage/risk management.


This concentration focuses on cybersecurity within the nuclear industry and prepares you for a variety of careers in engineering technology and security.  It provides a foundational knowledge of cybersecurity and emphasizes the concepts associated with governance, legal, and compliance of cybersecurity pertaining to the industry, as well as the impact of cyber attacks on nuclear facilities.


Andrew Wheeler, Excelsior College

  “If you want to advance, you absolutely the need the degree.  It makes you stand out.”

Troy Henning, Operations Training Instructor, V.C. Summer Generating Station, South Carolina Electric & Gas

Frequently Asked Questions

Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. EPCE sponsored technology programs are also ABET accredited. Visit the accreditation page for more details.

All courses are delivered asynchronous and  offered 24/7.

Plan to spend approximately 15-20 hours a week working on a course.

You can get started in January, March, May, June, August and October. See program course schedules here.

Yes, you can receive college credit for a variety of approved previous learning accomplishments using Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Explore your options with the Excelsior advisor. Excelsior College awards academic credit for accredited college coursework you’ve successfully completed, including military and professional training, certifications, licenses, and exams. Learn how to Start with More Credit.

Visit the tuition page here. If you/your company is not an EPCE member, learn more about becoming an EPCE member company and or individual member.

Contact your Human Resources department to see if courses qualify for your company tuition assistance program.

To get started, you will need to complete the application process . The admissions process typically takes 3 weeks.

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 Have questions?
Get in touch with Excelsior’s program advisor.

Kimberly Otero
Director of Partnership Development
[email protected]

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