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Program for Graduates of U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Training School

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Rensselaer’s School of Engineering and its Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, in cooperation with the Education for Working Professionals Office and the U.S. Navy, have developed undergraduate degree programs in nuclear engineering for graduates of the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Training School. Currently, Rensselaer offers programs to personnel stationed at the Kesselring Site in West Milton, New York. This academic program and resulting degree is the same as those offered to on-campus students studying this discipline.

Designed to meet the needs of Navy personnel, this program delivers courses and degree programs at a time and place that is convenient to them. Student services are flexible and designed to accommodate the needs of working professionals. Services such as undergraduate admissions and registration are handled entirely by mail, phone, fax, or e-mail. Programs and classes are delivered to Rensselaer’s Malta Commons campus, just 20 minutes from the Kesselring Site. The course schedule developed for the program is coordinated with the shift work schedule of the Navy personnel.

The total number of credit hours required for the B.S. degree in either engineering science or nuclear engineering is 128. The curriculum is comprised of 104 engineering and science credits and four professional development credits. Navy students receive up to 31 credit hours of transfer credits for their Navy Nuclear Power Training School course work, leaving 97 credit hours to be completed at Rensselaer.

Program Requirements

Courses from other accredited universities may also be considered for transfer. The following is a list of credit transfer courses for graduates of the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Training School.

Additional Information

The program has been divided into three trimesters (fall, spring, and summer) each calendar year. Students normally take three courses or 12 credit hours per trimester. Each trimester consists of approximately 15 weeks and averages a two-week break between any two consecutive trimesters. The total of 97 credits can usually be completed in two years plus seven to eight months.

Students with prior credits from other academic institutions may be eligible to transfer them to the present program. Rensselaer’s designated academic units are responsible for reviewing and approving such transfers. In addition, students may take a validation exam in selected subjects in place of some regular courses. Academic advisers provide advice and assistance in this regard.

Students must be in residence (i.e., enrolled as full-time students with a minimum of 12 credits per semester) for at least four semesters of their curriculum.

The academic director of this program is Michael Z. Podowski, and the program is administered through the Education for Working Professionals Office.

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