How to become a Nuclear Engineer | Career Paths & Education | Open Universities Australia

How to become a nuclear engineer

Work on the systems and processes behind generating nuclear energy and radiation applications.

What does a nuclear engineer do?

Nuclear engineers design and maintain processes, instruments, and systems. They also research and test new applications. Safety and efficiency are always of utmost importance.

Duties and tasks

  • Design and develop equipment and instrumentation.
  • Research and experiment on new methods and applications.
  • Write instructions, manuals, and handbooks.
  • Coordinate maintenance and repairs.
  • In the event of an emergency, make shut down decisions and follow up with a review and recommendations.

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