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.
- Electrical Theory
- Computer Applications
- Fundamentals of Reactor Safety
- Material Science
- Health Physics/Radiation Protection
- Radiation Measurement Lab
- Plant Systems Overview
- Reactor Core Fundamentals
- Heat Transfer
- Integrated Technology Assessment (capstone)
- Nuclear Technology Electives
- 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.
“If you want to advance, you absolutely the need the degree. It makes you stand out.”
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.
8-15 week per course
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.
Contact your Human Resources department to see if courses qualify for your company tuition assistance program.
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