Nuclear Engineering Technology

Accredited Online Bachelor's Degree from a National Leader in Distance Learning


Excelsior College's Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology degree offers a combination only one other college can match: superior academic quality with the flexibility and convenience of an online degree.

Excelsior is one of only two U.S. institutions to offer an online nuclear engineering technology bachelor's degree accredited by ABET. Our nuclear engineering technology degree program has passed the most rigorous tests of academic quality.

You can pass them, too, thanks to Excelsior's student-friendly approach.

A national leader in adult education and distance learning since 1971, Excelsior College eliminates obstacles and gives you a clear shot at a nuclear engineering technology degree. We do it by:

  • Offering online nuclear engineering technology classes that you take at your convenience, enabling you to balance your studies with job and family routines.
  • Awarding college credit for eligible forms of military training, industry-accredited training programs, and other education you've acquired outside a college classroom.
  • Granting maximum transfer credit for approved courses you've taken at other accredited colleges. You'll have fewer Excelsior courses to take, and a shorter path to a nuclear engineering technology bachelor's degree.
  • Providing personalized academic support from our award-winning team of advisors.
  • Offering an affordable nuclear engineering degree, with tuition and fees that won't bust your budget—and flexible payment plans that enable you to pay as you go.

You'll graduate with a practical nuclear engineering technology degree that can boost your career, status, and earning power.

Find out why Excelsior's online nuclear engineering technology degree program stands out from the pack.

A Flexible, Affordable Path to an Accredited Nuclear Engineering Technology Degree

As an ABET-accredited program, Excelsior's nuclear engineering technology degree meets or exceeds the same quality standards as equivalent programs at traditional colleges and universities.

We designed a program that's responsive to industry needs and trends. You'll learn the most up-to-date skills in our online nuclear engineering technology classes, while studying with faculty who have many years of industry experience.

You can tailor Excelsior's flexible program to meet your specific career goals. All graduates will gain marketable skills and expertise in areas such as:

  • Plant systems and reactor cores
  • Nuclear materials
  • Health physics and safety
  • Atomic and nuclear physics
  • Applied thermodynamics and heat transfer
  • Electronics
  • Computer applications

Minimum of 124 credits: 60 in arts and sciences, 48 in the technology component (including 16 upper level), and 16 in free electives including information literacy. See the degree requirements in chart form.

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of natural sciences, including physics, chemistry, thermodynamics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to understand, measure, and provide quantitative expressions of natural science phenomena, including experimentation, observation, and accurate measurement.
  3. Apply the fundamentals of algebra, trigonometry, and calculus to problem solving in nuclear engineering technology areas.
  4. Make technical presentations in English using language appropriate to the audience.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in the written communication of technical information using standard English.
  6. Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer applications or documentation of the use of one or more computer software packages for technical problem solving appropriate to the nuclear engineering technology discipline.
  7. Demonstrate technical competency in electrical theory, nuclear and engineering materials, health physics/radiation protection, reactor core fundamentals, plant systems, heat transfer, fluids, and radiation measurement lab.
  8. Demonstrate comprehension of currently applicable rules and regulations in the areas of radiation protection, operations, maintenance, quality control, quality assurance, and safety.
  9. Integrate knowledge of the functional areas of nuclear engineering technology in the safe operation and maintenance of nuclear systems.
  10. Demonstrate the ability to apply design concepts, creativity, balance, accuracy, and confidence limits through the understanding of the relationships between design and the operation of nuclear systems.
  11. Participate effectively as a member or a leader of technical teams.
  12. Demonstrate an ability to understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities, including the impacts of culture, diversity, and interpersonal relations.
  13. Demonstrate a commitment and ability to continue to engage in lifelong learning.

Review current student learning outcomes.

As an Excelsior College bachelor's level nuclear engineering technology graduate, within a few years of graduation, you are expected to:

  1. Apply general and discipline specific concepts and methodologies to identify, analyze and solve technical problems in the nuclear discipline.
  2. Demonstrate an individual desire and commitment to remain technically current with, and adaptive to, changing technologies through continuous learning and self-improvement.
  3. Demonstrate independent thinking, function effectively in team-oriented settings, and maintain a high level of performance in a professional/industrial environment.
  4. Communicate effectively in a professional/industrial environment.
  5. Perform ethically and professionally in business, industry, and society.
  6. Attain increasing levels of responsibility and leadership in the nuclear field.

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ABET Specialized Accreditation

The bachelor's degree programs in electrical engineering technology, nuclear engineering technology, and information technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, ABET is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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