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The undergraduate nuclear engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The ABET accreditation process, a voluntary, non-governmental process of peer review, helps assure quality in educational programs. ABET-accredited educational programs must meet certain defined standards.
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Program Mission and Educational Objectives
The Nuclear Engineering program has a primary mission to provide an outstanding and comprehensive undergraduate and graduate education to tomorrow’s leaders in nuclear engineering. The program provides well-educated nuclear engineering professionals and leaders to Missouri and the nation in the commercial nuclear industry, national laboratories, hospitals, graduate schools, and the nation’s defense and federal agencies.
Program Educational Objectives
Fundamental knowledge of nuclear engineering and related technologies.
- Our graduates will continue to demonstrate a sound fundamental knowledge of nuclear engineering and related technologies as members of their professional community. (Obtaining a professional license (PE, CHP, SRO, etc.), being involved in research projects, development projects, computer modeling, engineering analysis, nuclear instrument measurements, and similar endeavors will attest to the fact that our graduates are maintaining their fundamental knowledge of Nuclear Engineering and related technologies.)
Analytical and problem solving ability.
- Our graduates will continue to use logical, creative, collaborative, analytical and problem solving abilities to address emerging multidisciplinary endeavors. (Publishing journal articles, project reports, using reactor computer codes, nuclear computer codes, criticality codes, thermal hydraulic codes or similar tools will attest to the fact that our graduates are maintaining analytical and problem solving ability.)
Technical communication and interpersonal skills.
- Our graduates will continue to demonstrate technical communication and interpersonal skills, enabling them to excel in their profession. (Writing project reports, journal and conference papers, making presentations at conferences and professional society meetings, chairing a conference, working as a professional instructor will demonstrate that our graduates continue to maintain and improve on their technical communication and interpersonal skills.)
Leadership and professional ethics.
- Our graduates will continue to demonstrate leadership with an understanding of, and a commitment to, professional ethics. (Being promoted, obtaining PE license, chairing a conference or a conference session, serving on a professional society committee, doing outreach projects, being a team leader or involvement in similar endeavors will attest to the fact that our graduates are continuing to demonstrate leadership with adherence to ethics.)
Capability to conduct research.
- Our graduates will continue to demonstrate the capability to conduct research, enabling them to contribute to meeting the needs of their profession. (Publishing journal articles, presenting and publishing conference papers, writing research project reports, having patents, working on R&D projects will demonstrate our graduates’ continuing capability to conduct research.)
Pursuit of life-long learning.
- Our graduates will continue to demonstrate a recognition of, and a desire for, the pursuit of life-long learning that will foster their ability to adapt to change. (Obtaining a professional license (PE, CHP, SRO, etc.), taking continuing education credits, obtaining a post-graduate degree, obtaining a professional certificate, being involved in research projects, development projects, or similar endeavors will attest to the fact that our graduates are pursuing life-long learning.)
Nuclear Engineering Student Outcomes
The following student outcomes apply to the nuclear engineering program:
- The ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meets specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors..
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- 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.
- 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.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
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