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  Engineering - Electronics, nuclear, software telecommunication, industrial engineering
More specifically, engineering is a technological activity that uses professional imagination, judgement, integrity, and intellectual discipline in the application of science, technology, mathematics, and practical experience to design, produce, and operate useful objects or processes that meet the needs and desires of humanity.
Engineers as professionals take seriously their responsibility to produce designs that will perform as expected and will not cause unintended harm to the public at large.
Historically, engineering has been seen as a somewhat dry, uninteresting field in popular culture, and has also been thought to be the domain of nerds (with little of the romance that attaches to hacker culture).
www.engineering.teleactivities.net   (1471 words)

 Nuclear Engineering - The Unofficial Guide to Engineering
Nuclear engineering is concerned with the science of nuclear processes and their application to the development of various technologies.
Nuclear processes are fundamental in the medical diagnosis and treatment fields, and in basic and applied research concerning accelerator, laser and superconducting magnetic systems.
The new Bionuclear Engineering Program within the Nuclear Engineering Department is designed to provide a solid foundation in aspects of nuclear physics and interaction of radiation with matter that are required for advanced study and applications in the general areas of radiology, nuclear medicine technology, and bionuclear engineering.
tbp.berkeley.edu /~guide/Nuclear_Engineering   (876 words)

 Career Profiles - Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear science is a variable field, with applications ranging from power generation to medical diagnosis and treatment.
While the field has undergone changes recently, with some schools closing down their nuclear engineering departments and plants ceasing operations at the end of their licensing terms, those currently employed in the field are quick to note that opportunities do and will exist in the future.
Nuclear energy will continue to be a viable source of energy, and at some point I think we're going to see a surge in demand for nuclear engineers.
www.graduatingengineer.com /careerprofiles/nuclear-eng.html   (2821 words)

 Nuclear engineering - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nuclear engineering is the practical application of the atomic nucleus gleaned from principles of nuclear physics and the interaction between radiation and matter.
Further coursework in a nuclear engineering program includes but is not limited to fluid mechanics, reactor physics, quantum mechanics, thermal hydraulics, linear circuits, radiation effects, and neutron transport.
Nuclear engineers and radiological scientists are interested in the development of more advanced ionizing radiation measurement and detection systems, and using these to improve imaging technologies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nuclear_engineering   (852 words)

 Nuclear Engineering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Engineers must have at least a master's degree, which involves significant work in math, physics, and engineering design, while both private and government research jobs often require that the applicant have completed a doctorate in nuclear engineering.
Nuclear engineers conduct research for utility companies to optimize the performance of existing plants, and they are employed in atomic research facilities like the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.
Nuclear engineers work in extended teams, and caution and risk control are the bywords of the industry--appropriately so, given the dangers of nuclear radiation.
www.edasolutions.com /Groups/NuclearEngineering.htm   (2880 words)

 The Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) - Publications: Guidance Brochures - Biological Engineering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Bruce is a nuclear engineer with a construction firm that specializes in hospitals and other health organizations that work with radiation to provide medical treatment and diagnostic tests.
As a nuclear engineer, you may be challenged by problems in consumer and industrial power, space exploration, water supply, food supply, environment and pollution, health, and transportation.
From large nuclear reactors to artificial hearts, nuclear submarines to space craft, nuclear engineers provide the information to build and operate designs that harness the power in an atom.
www.jets.org /publications/nuclear.cfm   (338 words)

 Nuclear Engineering News
UT Nuclear Engineering graduates David J. Campbell, Myron L. Casada, Vernon H. Guthrie, Matt D. Mowrer, James J. Rooney, and David A. Walker received the Joel Magnussen Innovation Award from the U.S. Coast Guard for their development of the MSRAM system, which is a port security assessment tool.
The September 2004 issue of Nuclear News featured an extensive interview with Dr. Larry Townsend, professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering, entitled "Barge Transporting of Modular Reactors." The article, which was also featured on the magazine's cover, describes major nuclear research by NE professors Townsend, Larry Miller and Fred Mynatt, and their graduate students.
Michael E. Howard, UT Nuclear Engineering Alumnus (BS in 1992, MS in 1995) and his wife Donna have initiated a new undergraduate scholarship for an outstanding student in Nuclear Engineering at The University of Tennessee.
www.engr.utk.edu /nuclear/news.html   (4396 words)

 Nuclear Engineering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Nuclear engineering is concerned with the engineering aspects of the uses of nuclear processes for supplying human needs.
Nuclear processes cover a wide range of technology, including splitting heavy atoms (fission), joining light elements (fusion), generating electricity, and using radiation for medical or industrial diagnostics.
Employment opportunities in nuclear activities range from positions with nuclear power plant utilities to research appointments in laboratories, hospitals, consultancies, and other research institutions.
www.engineering.com /content/ContentDisplay?contentId=41001012   (151 words)

 Berkeley College of Engineering - Nuclear Engineering
The undergraduate curriculum in nuclear engineering is designed to prepare for a career in industry, the national laboratories, or state or federal agencies.
Nuclear Engineering is concerned with the understanding of nuclear processes and their application in the energy, environmental, manufacturing, materials processing, and medical industries.
The mission of the Department of Nuclear Engineering is to maintain and strengthen the University of California's only center of excellence in nuclear engineering education and research, and to serve California and the nation by improving and applying nuclear science and technology.
www.coe.berkeley.edu /academics/ne.html   (196 words)

 K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2008: Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
The nuclear engineering option prepares students for professional positions in industry, government, private practice, and postgraduate studies in the application of nuclear technology.
Engineering fundamentals are emphasized throughout the curriculum with the nuclear engineering courses in the junior and senior years.
The four nuclear engineering option courses fulfill the requirement of the three MNE and one College of Engineering technical elective courses.
courses.k-state.edu /catalog/undergraduate/en/mne.html   (1767 words)

 Nuclear Engineering Links
Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering (NPRE) at the University of Illinois.
Nuclear Engineering Department at the University of Missouri at Rolla.
Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics at UW-Madison Information for prospective and current students in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
www.nacworldwide.com /Links/Nuclear-Engineering.htm   (316 words)

 Nuclear: Officer: Careers & Jobs: Navy
Officer candidates for the Navy nuclear power program are carefully selected based on a high aptitude for math and science and their abilities to handle responsibility and to work well under pressure.
Nuclear Power Instructors are responsible for training future Nuclear Propulsion Officers and Nuclear Field Enlisted Personnel in mathematics and physics, electrical engineering, heat transfer and fluid flow, chemistry, radiological controls, and reactor plant engineering at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Charleston, South Carolina.
Nuclear Officers gain valuable lifelong experiences, including nuclear training and leadership roles that may even include being in command of one of the world’s most sophisticated submarines or being in charge of the entire propulsion plant of the world’s largest aircraft carrier.
www.navy.com /officer/nuclear   (1391 words)

 Nuclear Engineering General Information
Nuclear engineering is the branch of engineering concerned with the release, control, and utilization of all types of energy from nuclear sources.
Approximately one-third of the nuclear engineering undergraduates at Georgia Tech participate in the Cooperative Education Program, a plan that enables them to gain on-the-job experience by alternating quarters of study and employment in industry.
In addition to nuclear engineering studies, the core curriculum includes courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering science and mechanics, and mechanical and electrical engineering.
www.me.gatech.edu /me/academics/undergraduate/ne.information.html   (745 words)

 NUCLEAR ENGINEERING   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Nuclear Engineering is one of the most important modern technologies of our age providing the only viable long term technological solution to the world's energy needs, while also playing a major role in modern medicine and science.
A special feature of this program, is the requirement that each student takes eight courses in one of the other engineering departments to broaden his engineering education as well as permitting him to complete the requirements for second undergraduate engineering degree in one to two years of full time study.
A special program of six courses in nuclear engineering is offered to students who wish to deepen their understanding of nuclear engineering in addition to their own specific field of study.
www.bgu.ac.il /eng/DEPTS/NE1.html   (281 words)

 MIT OpenCourseWare | Nuclear Science and Engineering
The Department's programs are at the forefront of nuclear science and technology leading to improved performance of fission-powered reactors, the technological applications of nuclear and radiation phenomena in biomedical, industrial, and environmental fields, and the development of nuclear fusion as an energy source.
Yet, today nuclear technology is a major contributor to the vitality and health of society with its widespread use for electricity generation and industrial and medical diagnostics, and as an indispensable tool for scientific research in fields ranging from pharmaceuticals to environmental studies.
Compared to more traditional engineering disciplines, the field of nuclear engineering is a new addition to university educational programs.
ocw.mit.edu /OcwWeb/Nuclear-Engineering/index.htm   (364 words)

 World Nuclear Association - Energy for Sustainable Development
Today, with advanced reactors and a global system of performance review, nuclear power has achieved a superb safety record, both for plant workers and the public.
Nuclear waste is small in volume and safely manageable.
This succinct presentation of the case for nuclear energy, which has appeared in newspapers worldwide, is downloadable for printing.
www.world-nuclear.org   (464 words)

 Nuclear Engineering Division of Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne)
The Nuclear Engineering (NE) Division is one of the divisions within the Applied Science and Technology directorate of Argonne National Laboratory.
Our mission is to advance the design and operation of nuclear energy systems and to apply our nuclear energy-related expertise to current and emerging programs of national and international significance.
The CANF, is an initiative centered at Argonne to bring together nuclear engineering faculty, scientists and students from Big 10 universities, The University of Chicago and Argonne to perform research into key nuclear fuel-cycle issues and technologies.
www.ne.anl.gov   (406 words)

 Nuclear Engineering
Research in the Department of Nuclear Engineering is broadly based, including the traditional areas of fission and fusion as well as innovative new areas in support of fundamental nuclear engineering and related nuclear processes and their applications.
A primary research direction within the department is support of the continued role of nuclear power in meeting society's energy needs through currently used light-water fission reactors and through development of both fast breeder reactors and fusion reactors for future applications.
The security and economic implications of enhanced nuclear safeguards and more stringent controls on holdings of nuclear explosives in general are also being investigated.
www.engr.uiuc.edu /communications/engineering_research/1998/nu.html   (7427 words)

 Master of Science
Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 214 Nuclear Engineering Laboratory, 103 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801-2984; (217) 333-3598; E-mail: nuclear@uiuc.edu
Other laboratories are also available for environmental studies and nuclear spectroscopy; health physics and radiation studies; nuclear waste management; thermal hydraulics and reactor safety; reactor physics and reactor kinetics; controlled nuclear fusion; direct energy conversion; lasers and plasma physics; and magnetic resonance imaging.
The College of Engineering is a leader in supercomputer research, and the campus houses one of the National Centers for Supercomputing Applications.
www.ne.uiuc.edu /master_science.html   (549 words)

 Department of Nuclear Engineering Catalog
The curriculum leading to the B.S. in nuclear engineering prepares students for professional positions in industry, government, private practice, and postgraduate studies.
These fundamentals are emphasized throughout the curriculum beginning with the two nuclear engineering courses in the freshmen year and culminating with the nuclear engineering courses in the senior year.
Engineering approach to the quantum mechanics of the interaction of neutrons and other nuclear radiations with matter; theoretical methods for the evaluation of nuclear reaction cross sections required for engineering applications.
www.engg.ksu.edu /CATALOG/ne.html   (986 words)

As the lead member of the Midwest Nuclear Science and Engineering Consortium, NSEI supports the development of innovative educational and research opportunities for faculty and students at our partner institutions, and serves as a local, regional and national resource for academic, governmental and corporate organizations.
A major research and educational resource for NSEI and Midwest Consortium faculty and students in nuclear sciences and engineering is the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) Center, the highest power research reactor operated by a university in the United States.
This course examines biological, chemical, and nuclear WMD from the basics of the technologies to the infrastructure and resources required for their development and use.
www.missouri.edu /~nuclear   (341 words)

 World Nuclear Association | Nuclear Portal | Nuclear Engineering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Ansaldo Nucleare - This is an Italian company with experience in the design, construction and servicing of nuclear power plants.
Ansaldo Nucleare is also involved in the development of future generations of advance nuclear plants.
It executes a regulatory agency's functions in management of usage of nuclear energy, and also in licensing and coordination of activities in these spheres of federal organs' responsibility as the executive authority.
www.world-nuclear.org /portal/nuclear_engineering.htm   (1197 words)

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