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Nuclear Engineer

A Nuclear Engineer is part of the Physical Branch

I think a nuclear engineer would be part of the physical branch of science because nuclear energy is created by a physical change in nuclear material.


Some of the classes you will need to take

  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Economic and Environmental Aspects of Nuclear Energy
  • Electronic Circuits
  • Engineering Physics
  • English Composition
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Ionizing Radiation
  • Linear Differential Equations
  • Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Nuclear Radiation Detection and Instrumentation
  • Nuclear Reactor Design
  • Nuclear Reactor Theory
  • Physics of Nuclear Reactors
  • Senior Design Project
  • Statistics
  • Thermodynamic


University of Madison

I would choose Madison because it is fairly close to my house and because it is a very popular college and there is a possibility that I would have friends there too! The setting of the school is in an city but there are suburbs around for dorms. I would probably have to take the class Calculous, so I would be going to college for four years. 17:1 is the student to faculty ratio.


Average GPA

3.69


About the Job

You need to wear safety gear such as hard hats and hard boots. Some of the places you would work would be in a nuclear plant and possibly in the power plants.


Factors that affect employment for this job

It would be pretty easy to get a job in Wisconsin there are at least two Nuclear Plants within the state.


Salary

$90,410 is the WI and the national is $67,25


Employer

Nuclear electric power generation


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Could I ever see myself doing this job?

No I could never see myself doing this job, I’m terrible at math. But one of the pros of this job is that you would not have to sit at a desk.