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.

Industry bodies

Related jobs

Discover related courses

Undergraduate USA-ADE-DEG-2023

Associate Degree in Engineering

Postgraduate GRF-PEL-MAS-2023

Master of Professional Engineering Leadership

Postgraduate GRF-ENG-MAS-2023

Master of Environmental Engineering

We're here to guide you there

Our student advisors can assist you with enrolment, help you plan your studies, and answer questions about how studying through Open Universities Australia can get you from where you are today, to where you want to be tomorrow.

Talk to a student advisor

We'll be in touch to answer your questions.

Student advisor Jason Student advisor Maria Student advisor Peter

Usually replies in 30 mins