The mission of the Nuclear Engineering program which supports the mission of the University,and the College is to produce engineers who are highly skilled, competent and well prepared in the fields of Nuclear and Radiological Engineering, to enter professional careers in the public and private sectors and pursue degrees beyond the baccalaureate level in professional or graduate school.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
The Nuclear Engineering program has agreement with the University of Wisconsin (UW)–Madison and North Carolina State University (NCSU). The Senior year students are required to spend their last semester taking the remaining courses on the curriculum either at UW or NCSU. Upon completion, the student is awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in nuclear engineering conferred by South Carolina State University.
Program Educational Objectives:
- To educate nuclear engineers who are highly sought after and are able to contribute in nuclear and related fields.
- To educate nuclear engineers who can obtain graduate degrees.
- To train graduates who have the communication and problem-solving skills to succeed as professionals in any environment (as individuals in groups or in leadership positions).
- To produce graduates who are aware of the impact of their activities as engineers in the realm of ethical, environmental, societal, legal and global concerns.
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.