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Engineering Nuclear engineering career guidance help

  1. May 24, 2016 #1
    hi, I am a second year nuclear engineering student.

    can a nuclear engineer work in a particles accelerator, or in a synchrotron.If yes in what nuclear fields should I specify ?
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  3. May 24, 2016 #2


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    Absolutely. Do you mean study in graduate school?
  4. May 25, 2016 #3
    yeah in graduate, and in undergraduate what courses should i focus on ? like my graduation project thesis ? Radiation /thermal hydraulics/ incore / materials ?
  5. May 25, 2016 #4


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    How about keeping it simple.

    Could you also clarify your long-term interests? Do you want to be a synchotron/accelerator operator? Do you want to build them? Design them? Or run experiments at them as a research scientist?

    Can you attach course offerings from your department?
  6. May 26, 2016 #5
    Most likely operating them.The thing is what we are taking is pure engineering stuff way far from nuclear physics even though I took 2 courses about nuclear physics the rest of courses are about Radiation Shielding Thermal hydraulics Nuclear theory Dose incore and safety
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