Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University
Radiological Health Engineering
Why study Nuclear Engineering at Texas
Texas A&M University's undergraduate program in nuclear
engineering enjoys a solid reputation as one of the oldest,
largest, and best equipped in the United States. In the Department
of Nuclear Engineering, undergraduates use the laboratories and
facilities other programs often reserve for graduate students.
An ABET fully accredited degree program, Nuclear Engineering
stresses broad fundamental education in mathematics, science and
engineering. Mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and
computational analysis are part of the nuclear engineering
The curriculum provides a balanced education in virtually all
aspects of nuclear engineering principles and practice, from atomic
and nuclear theory to reactor design. Many of the students who
complete undergraduate degrees in nuclear engineering go on to
pursue advanced degrees in the department's graduate programs,
including specialties in health physics and nuclear
What does a Nuclear Engineer or a Health Physicist
Here is but a partial list of the jobs in high demand for
nuclear engineers and health physicists:
- Constructing and operating nuclear power plants
- Designing, constructing, and operating advanced nuclear power
- Investigating and optimizing advanced nuclear fuel cycles
- Designing, constructing, and operating fusion reactors
- Analyzing and preparing for long-term energy security for this
country and the world
- Designing and constructing power systems for space exploration
- Designing methods for securing, verifying, and productively
utilizing excess nuclear weapons material
- Developing arms control and nonproliferation technologies
- Expanding and improving the use of radio nuclides in
- Advancing medical imaging
- Providing new radiotherapy technologies
- Improving food safety using radiation pasteurization
- Remediating nuclear waste generated during the cold war
Other Reasons to Choose Nuclear Engineering at Texas
The students here are the best in the world! The students at
A&M are magic: you will be amazed how friendly people are and
how many friends you'll make in the first week. It's the biggest
"small" campus in the world.
- Essentially all of our graduates receive job offers. The
average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $60,000 (plus signing
bonuses in many cases).
- Scholarships up to $10,000 are awarded to top students
($2,500/year for 4 years).
- The faculty to student ratio is about 1:10, thus allowing
smaller classes and providing more personal interaction between the
professors and students.
- Texas A&M is the only school in Texas offering an
undergraduate degree in nuclear engineering.
- The department assists students in finding summer employment
related to nuclear engineering or health physics.
- Texas A&M has an active Cooperative Training program.
Qualified students have alternate periods in school and work in the
nuclear industry, leading to a degree in about 5 years. The
students' salaries help pay school expenses and a majority of these
companies offer jobs to co-op students upon graduation.
- Many of our B.S. students elect to continue their studies here
to receive a M.S. or Ph.D. degree. Financial support is provided
for virtually all graduate students.
Why study Radiological Health Engineering at Texas
Texas A&Ms radiological health engineering (RHEN) is the
only ABET accredited program of its kind in the United States.
Students that complete a Bachelor of Science degree in the program
are eligible for licensure as professional engineers (PE) after
meeting their state's Engineer-in-Training requirements.
Our undergraduate program features a broad range of health
physics topics, which include: dosimetry and dose assessment;
fundamental and applied radiation detection; radiation health, risk
and regulation; environmental fate and transport; and engineering
design and modeling of shields, ventilation and interlocks/access
For more information, contact:
Department of Nuclear Engineering
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3133