Nuclear engineering is a field of engineering, which deals with the breakdown of atoms, on the basis of their nuclear structures. A nuclear engineering career is quite an extensive field of study, with many specialties. It basically uses the principles of mathematics and science to develop solutions for technical problems that may arise from exposure to harmful radioactive matter. Nuclear engineers develop the model, design and construct way to deal with the situation.
In a nuclear engineering career, it takes a lot before you can officially be referred to as an engineer. But it is worth the effort. In school and college you should have taken science subjects; most importantly Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry. You should then attend an undergraduate programme in engineering before you can advance to study for the MS.
Types, Description, Information
A nuclear engineering career is widespread and deals with many spheres, but the three major subjects that are dealt with in nuclear engineering, are nuclear fusion, nuclear fission and nuclear medicine. Nuclear fusion involves the electrodynamics and plasmas. It is mainly research oriented, and you do not need any practical engineering experience. Nuclear fission involves the study of reactors, fission systems, nuclear fuels and power plants. On the other hand nuclear medicine, deals with the body and how radiation can be used to provide treatment options such as use of radiation to cure cancer, and also the creation of many modern machines, such as MRI’s and CT scans.
Course training and Certifications
Before you can begin studying for an engineering programme you have to go through the undergraduate coursework, studying construction, dynamics, thermodynamics, computer programming, chemistry and physics.
Being a profession with few graduates, you would expect that there would be many opportunities. But that is not the case. Most vacancies occur either due to transfers or retirement.
There are various excellent institutions in Pakistan. They help the students to gain theoretical and practical experience in this field, to find a institution please visit Programme Finder on www.eduvision.edu.pk.