Nuclear Engineering

Secondary education streams:
Industrial, Scientific
Since its birth as a discipline in the twentieth century, the definition of nuclear engineering has evolved from its initial focus of "getting power from nuclear fission" to the broader concept of "nuclear engineering as any application of nuclear and atomic interactions: “Nuclear engineering is an endeavor that makes use of radiation and radioactive material for the benefit of mankind.": 1  Nuclear engineering "deals with the science and application of nuclear and radiation processes."And yet, perhaps the most prominent, the most easily seen application of nuclear engineering remains the generation of electricity. Wordwide, some 440 nuclear reactors in 32 countries generate 10 percent of the world's energy through nuclear fission. In the future, it is expected that nuclear fusion will add another nuclear means of generating energy. Both reactions make use of the nuclear binding energy released when atomic nucleons are either separated (fission) or brought together (fusion). The energy available is given by the binding energy curve, and the amount generated is much greater than that generated through chemical reactions. Fission of 1 gram of uranium yields as much energy as burning 3 tons of coal or 600 gallons of fuel oil, without adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. ..More on Wikipedia
Universities with the lowest accepted score to the program
Jordan University of Science and Technology 94.0

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