How broad is nuclear engineering?
Is nuclear engineering in high demand?
Should I take EECS and ME to enrich my engineering skills?
I'd like to get a BA in Business and a BS in NE. Which areas of nuclear engineering (energy, nuclear medicine, nuclear materials ...) will make my...
I plan to major in nuclear engineering and material science and engineering.
What field of study can I integrate both disciplines?
Which field in nuclear engineering is currently most active?
I will be a college freshman this fall, however, next spring I have to take upper division courses in nuclear engineering. Thus, I would like to learn more about each area of study.
Below are all the options offered by Berkeley Nuclear Engineering Department.
I would like...
Oh I see. Some people say that a degree in NE gives me limited career option (the only option is to work in nuclear power plant) .. I guess it's not true.
Math 110 - Linear Algebra is the extension of the linear algebra course. So I'm not sure whether it will be beneficial if I learn in-depth...
Thank you very much, Thermalne!
MSE is for sure beneficial to me and I also like the subject.
I'm not sure about ME, EECS, and Physics. I think I need to find out my main interest first before deciding my minor or taking extra classes.
What if I would like to work in nuclear security and...
Oh I see.
I have one more question. For upper division NE electives, should I take both fusion and fission courses? I'm still undecided on which subfield I will focus on. Would it be possible to work in fusion lab if my specialties are material science and nuclear fission?
I attached a...
I see. Thank you very much for your information.
"You are also in a state that is extremely anti-nuclear energy or nuclear anything."
Now I understand why a lot of people call me crazy for following my dream of becoming a nuclear engineer. sigh....
I see. So the majority of companies only hire masters and PhD level students. I heard the same thing too. Graduate NE students have a hard time finding jobs in California. I'm not sure whether your info is true everywhere but thanks for the insight. I would talk to my adviser about this.
Thermalne: Thank you very much for the information
For the record, I consider double majoring in MSE / NE. The adviser at Berkeley told me that the joint majors in MSE / NE "will successfully compete for positions in the energy sector."
Do you mean that graduate students will have a hard time...
I found another option.
I can minor in physics (by taking upper division courses that are related to fusion). What do you think?
Here are my planned upper division courses:
Physics 137A - Quantum Mechanics: Introduction to the methods of quantum mechanics with applications to atomic, molecular...
Thank you very much everyone!
It is very true. You're absolutely right. It's nice to have a minor but it's more important to understand well nuclear engineering. I just took a look at the joint major NE / MSE schedule plan, and it notes that one only need to take certain NE classes + 9 units...
Thank you! I'm sorry for not being clear.
2/ I mean the United States Government.
3/ Let me rephrase that question. Would it be harder or easier to find job if my specialty is nuclear fusion?
4/ Sorry about that.
First, I would like to thank all of you for helping me with my research paper. The paper was a big success!
As I mentioned in previous posts, I'm about to start my college education as a nuclear engineer. I am debating between nuclear fission and nuclear fusion.
I understand the...
According to my research, the radiation level after the nuclear accident at Fukushima is not considered to be dangerous. However, new leak is discovered at plants in fukushima. How does this danger civilians at Fukushima?
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Thank very much everyone,
The NRC says "Price-Anderson does not require coverage for spent fuel or nuclear waste stored at interim storage facilities, transportation of nuclear fuel or waste that is not either to or from a nuclear reactor, or acts of theft or sabotage occurring after planned...
I would like to ask whether the American Nuclear Insurers (ANI) is an interest group? Is there anything significant about the ANI?
Also, what do you think about this quote?
"The insurance industry considers the nuclear industry an unsafe bet. As a result, the nuclear industry must self-insure...
Thank you, Jim.
I think your hypothetical situation is great to be noted in my paper because it can give another perspective about the fukushima incident. Although the tsunami was a beyond-design-basis event, the aftermath would have been better if they took action in response to the coming...