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How broad is nuclear engineering?

  1. Aug 17, 2013 #1
    I wonder

    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 business degree more marketable?

    Thank you
     
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  3. Aug 17, 2013 #2

    SteamKing

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    Are you more interested in engineering or are you more interested in business?
     
  4. Aug 18, 2013 #3
    I'm interested more in engineering.
     
  5. Aug 19, 2013 #4

    QuantumPion

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    At the present time jobs in nuclear power engineering can be hard to come by, due to a large number of graduating students expecting a nuclear resurgence or retirement boom which didn't pan out. The combination of the Fukushima incident, natural gas fracking, and regulatory environment has put a damper in nuclear power's future for the near term. As far as nuclear medicine is concerned, I have no idea.

    If you are primarily interested in a technical degree to get your foot in the door on the road to business school/management you'd probably be better off with a more generic and flexible degree such as mechanical or electrical engineering.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2013 #5
    What about nuclear materials, nuclear physics, nuclear non-proliferation, radiation detection?
     
  7. Aug 22, 2013 #6

    QuantumPion

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    These fields are more likely to require a masters degree or higher to get into.
     
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