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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 24.9k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 24.9k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 1 May
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 251pts.
  • Duration:
  • 4 years

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    The mission statement for the Nuclear Engineering Department, which embraces the missions of both the college and university, states that the Department of Nuclear Engineering has four primary missions, these being:

    • Provide a quality education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to students who desire to pursue careers in nuclear science and engineering;
    • Develop research programs in areas of emphasis related to applications of nuclear science and engineering;
    • Assist industries and government in North Carolina, nationally and internationally in their efforts to apply these nuclear technologies to the betterment of the economy and the environment – in a safe, effective, and innovative manner;
    • Enhance, promote, and utilize the PULSTAR research reactor and associated facilities in an exemplary manner, leading to national recognition as a premier 1 MW Nuclear Reactor Program dedicated to research, teaching, and extension.

    In collaboration with representatives of the significant constituency groups, the faculty of the department developed the following educational objectives for the program in Nuclear Engineering. Within a few years after graduation, alumni of this program will attain:

    • A track record of solving technical challenges facing the field of nuclear engineering through the detailed process of engineering design and the advance of nuclear engineering practice and research
    • A reputation of adhering to the highest professional and ethical standards in the field, holding both the societal and environmental impact of their field’s practices in the highest regard.
    • Written and oral communication skills that are highly effective in a diverse, cross-disciplinary, and global community of colleagues and stake holders.
    • The professional responsibility of continued self-improvement and education through professional licensing, graduate and professional education, and continued lifelong learning.
    FRESHMAN YEAR
    Fall Semester Credit   Spring Semester Credit
    CH 101 Chemistry, A Molecular Science6
    CH 102 General Chemistry Lab6
    E 101 Intro to Engr & Prob Solving1
    E 115 Intro to Computing Environ
    ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research1
    MA 141 Calculus I6
    HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course*
    3
    1
    1
    1
    4
    4
    115
      CSC 112 Intro to Computing -FORTRAN
    MA 241 Calculus II6
    PY 205 Physics for Engineers & Scientists I6
    PY 206 Physics for Engineers & Scientists I Lab
    EC 205 Economics (or EC 201 or ARE 201)*
    GEP Requirement*
    3
    4
    3
    1
    3
    317
     
    SOPHOMORE YEAR
    Fall Semester Credit   Spring Semester Credit
    MAE 206 Engineering Statics
    MA 242 Calculus III
    NE 201 Intro to Nuclear Engr
    PY 208 Physics for Engineers & Scientists II
    PY 209 Physics for Engineers & Scientists II Lab
    Advanced Comm Elective 2
    3
    4
    2
    3
    1
    316
      MAE 208 Engineering Dynamics
    MA 341 Appl Differential Eq
    NE 202 Rad. Sources Interact & Detect1
    GEP Requirement*
    GEP Requirement*
    3
    3
    4
    3
    316
     
    JUNIOR YEAR
    Fall Semester Credit   Spring Semester Credit
    MAE 301 Engr Thermo I
    MA 401 Appl Diff Equations II
    NE 301 Fund of Nuclear Engr1
    ISE 311 Engr Ec Analysis
    GEP Requirement*
    3
    3
    4
    3
    316
      MAE 308 Fluid Mechanics
    MSE 201 Struct Prop of Engr Mat
    NE 400 Nuclear React Ener Conver
    NE 401 React Analysis & DES
    HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course*
    3
    3
    4
    4
    115
     
    SENIOR YEAR
    Fall Semester Credit   Spring Semester Credit
    NE 402 Reactor Engr
    NE 404 Rad Safety & Shielding
    NE 406 Nuclear Engr Senior Design Prep
    NE Elective3
    Tech Elective 4
    4
    3
    1
    3
    314
      NE 405 Reactor Systems
    NE 408 Nucl Engr Des Proj
    ENGR Tech Elective 5
    GEP Requirement*
    GEP Requirement*
    3
    3
    3
    3
    2-314-15

     


    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    University requirements

    Considered a more selective university, NC State accepts about half of those who apply for undergraduate admission. For the class of 2019, 21,104 applied and 10,584, or 50%, were accepted, of whom 4,210 enrolled.

    Members of the class of 2019 had average SAT verbal, math and writing scores of 610, 640 and 587, respectively, for a two-part total (verbal and math) of 1250 (1600-point scale) or a three-part total of 1836 (2400-point scale). The 4,210 students who enrolled had an average high school GPA of 4.44; 40%, or 1,677, ranked in the top 10% of their graduating classes. There were 130 valedictorians and 102 salutatorians in the class.

    Transfer admission is also very competitive. The mean transfer GPA was a 3.30 fall of 2008. In the fall of 2015, 4,165 students applied to the transfer class; 1,470, or 35%, were admitted.

    NC State does not require undergraduate admission candidates to choose a preferred college of study. After determining that an applicant meets the overall university requirements, the individual college must also agree to accept the student. Because of this process, some colleges have significantly higher admission requirements than others.

    The Graduate School reviews all postgraduate education applications. For fall 2015, 14,394 prospective students applied to the Graduate School; 3,460 (24%) were admitted. Of these, 2,982 (80.3%) enrolled.


    Program requirements

    A complete application includes:

    • application submitted through the Common Application or the Coalition Application
    • a non-refundable $100 application fee.  International applicants do not qualify for fee waivers.
    • proof of English proficiency
    • official secondary school transcripts and external examination results (Records not issued in English must be accompanied by an English translation that is certified by an appropriate school official, official translator, or U.S. embassy or consulate official.)
    • Certificate of Financial Responsibility (only required for students needing F-1 and J-1 visas)
    • online portfolio and essay (required for studio-based major programs)

    Letters of Recommendation are not required and not recommended. The College Report, Secondary School Final Report, and Mid-term Report on the Common Application are not required and not recommended.

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