Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear engineering requires a knowledge of chemistry, mechanical engineering and nuclear safety. Professionals in this field design, maintain and work with nuclear reactors. Read on to learn more about the growing field of nuclear engineering and if it's right for you.

Inside Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear engineers are responsible for ensuring that nuclear power plants run efficiently and safely. They help design new reactors and handle nuclear fuel. Some engineers also work with medical technologies as well as defense applications involving the use of nuclear materials.

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