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Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

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

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Malta Program will merge with Troy Campus as of June 2010.

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, has developed an undergraduate degree program in nuclear engineering for graduates of the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Training School. Currently, Rensselaer offers this program 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.

The total number of credit hours required for the B.S. degree in 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 program is administered through the Education for Working Professionals Office.

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