BS in Nuclear Engineering Technology

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.

Degree Requirements

The BSNET degree requires 124 credit hours.
  • Technical component: 48 credit hours
  • Arts and Sciences: 60 credit hours
  • Free electives (including information literacy): 16 credit hours

Online Technical Courses for Program

  • 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

Fast-Track Degree Completion with Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

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.

In addition, nuclear power plant employees can earn college credit for industry accredited training programs (NAUP) including INPO plant training and Navy nuclear training.  Check out what nuclear training has already been assessed for credit to help you earn your degree faster.

Learn Now, Pay Later with Deferred Tuition Program

Excelsior offers a deferred tuition program for those utilizing tuition reimbursement or GI Benefits.  This means instead of paying at the time of registration or using a payment plan, payment is deferred until after the course is completed.  This allows ample time for you to submit your tuition reimbursement paperwork for a refund.

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Optional Concentrations

Nuclear Leadership

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.

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Nuclear Cybersecurity

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.

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BSNET and MBA Dual Degree Option

Simultaneously complete your BS degree while getting a head start on your MBA.  The program helps decrease costs and lessen the time it would normally take to complete both programs.

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Institutional Accreditation

Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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South Carolina Electric & Gas

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Nuclear Engineering Technology – a Degree for Technicians