Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The nuclear engineering program educational objectives indicate what graduates can do a short time (3-5 years) following graduation. They are listed below:

  1. As Army leaders of character, graduates solve complex, multi-disciplinary problems for the Army and the Nation.
  2. Graduates demonstrate the necessary leadership and teamwork skills to lead technical combined-arms Army teams solving problems in support of the Army mission.
  3. Graduates are prepared to provide appropriate nuclear and radiological engineering expertise to the Army.
  4. Graduates communicate effectively, orally and in writing; providing clear instructions to subordinates and feedback to supervisors.
  5. Graduates and continue to develop and grow their intellect, professionalism, and character - as Army officers and as engineers.

Nuclear Engineering Student Outcomes

The nuclear engineering student outcomes are that cadets possess or must attain:

  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. 


Course Offerings

  • EE301 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
  • MA364 Engineering Mathematics
  • MC300 Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics and Design
  • MC311 Thermal-Fluid Systems I
  • MC364 Mechanics of Materials
  • ME480 Heat Transfer
  • NE300 Fundamentals of NE
  • NE350 Radiological Engr. Design
  • NE355 Nuclear Reactor Engineering
  • NE361 Computational Design in NE
  • NE400 Nuclear Engineering Seminar
  • NE450 Nuclear Weapons Effects
  • NE452 Instrumentation and Shielding
  • NE474 Radiological Safety
  • NE495 Advanced Nuclear System Design Project I
  • NE496 Advanced Nuclear System Design Project II
  • PH365 Modern Physics

  • XX--- Elective (Chose 1 of 15)

Nuclear Engineering Majors and Graduation Data

The total initial enrollment and the number of graduates from the program for the past six years are presented in the table below:


Class of 2022 Curriculum

Nuclear Engineering Course Specific Data
The Nuclear Engineering Program at the United States Military Academy is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,