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, graduates solve complex, multi-disciplinary problems for the Army and the Nation.
  2. Graduates demonstrate the necessary leadership and teamwork skills to lead and work on multi-disciplinary teams.
  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 continue to grow intellectually and professionally - as Army officers and as engineers.


Nuclear Engineering Student Outcomes

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

  • a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • b) An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • c) An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • d) An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • g) An ability to communicate effectively.
  • h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • i) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • j) A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


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:

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Enrollment Data




Class of 2019 Curriculum

Notional 8TAP Class of 2020

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

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)