BS in Nuclear Engineering Technology - Details

The EPCE-sponsored Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology (BSNET) emphasizes pratical applications of engineering principles as they relate to the nuclear industry. The program is ideal for those interested in a long term career in the nuclear field in areas such as reactor operations, quality assurance, instrumentation and control technology, and more.

Excelsior College is one of only two US institutions to offer an online ABET-accredited Bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering technology.  The BSNET degree is accredited by Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

Degree Requirements

The BSNET degree requires 124 credit hours.
  • Technical component: 48 credit hours
  • Arts and Sciences: 60 credit hours
  • Free electives (including information literacy): 16 credit hours

Online Technical Courses for Program

  • Electrical Theory
  • Computer Applications
  • Fundamentals of Reactor Safety
  • Material Science
  • Health Physics/Radiation Protection
  • Radiation Measurement Lab
  • Plant Systems Overview
  • Reactor Core Fundamentals
  • Fluids
  • Heat Transfer
  • Integrated Technology Assessment (capstone)
  • Nuclear Technology Electives

Fast-Track Degree Completion with Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Excelsior College awards academic credit for accredited college coursework you've successfully completed, including military and professional training, certifications, licenses, and exams. Learn how to Start with More Credit.

In addition, nuclear power plant employees can earn college credit for industry accredited training programs (NAUP) including INPO plant training and Navy nuclear training.  Check out what nuclear training has already been assessed for credit to help you earn your degree faster. 

Gary Washburn
EPCE Partnership Ambassador
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Optional Concentrations

Nuclear Leadership

The nuclear industry requires leaders to possess certain industry-specific skills and this concentration is designed to prepare you for careers such as a first support supervisor, second-level leader, or plant manager.  Leadership topics emphasized include business leadership, organizational behavior, change management, leadership communications, and leadership courage/risk management. 


Nuclear Cybersecurity

This concentration focuses on cybersecurity within the nuclear industry and prepares you for a variety of careers in engineering technology and security.  It provides a foundational knowledge of cybersecurity and emphasizes the concepts associated with governance, legal, and compliance of cybersecurity pertaining to the industry, as well as the impact of cyber attacks on nuclear facilities. 

"The BS in Nuclear Engineering Technology programs provide the education necessary for the next generation nuclear worker to enter the industry and the existing nuclear workers to move forward in their career."
– John Lindsey, Director of Training, Exelon Nuclear

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South Carolina Electric & Gas

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Excelsior College

Nuclear Engineering Technology - a Degree for Technicians