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APS-490 Engineering Technology Assessment/Career Planning

Engineering Technology Assessment/Career Planning is an in-depth, student-centered course that requires the integration of research in current engineering technology employment within each student's degree program. This course constitutes one of two Capstone requirements in each of three degree programs: Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology (NEET), Electronic Systems Engineering Technology (ESET), and Radiation Protection/Health Physics (RP/HP). Students will participate in career-focused activities that include engineering technology self-assessments within the student's selected discipline; practical career planning; development of a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV); demonstration of successful interviewing techniques; application of advanced math applications to relevant engineering technology situations; and setting goals for professional continuous improvement in the student's chosen discipline. The knowledge and skills acquired in this course are directly applicable to students who are seeking a job, a promotion, or movement to a new skill area.

NEET Prerequisites: Completion of MAT-231: Calculus I; MAT-232: Calculus II; PHY-115: Physics I with Lab; PHY-116: Physics II with Lab; CHE-121: Chemistry I with Lab; NUC-303: Nuclear Physics for Technology; EGM-321: Thermodynamics; EGM-323: Heat Transfer; EGM-331: Fluid Mechanics; NUC-365: Reactor Fundamentals; NUC-331: Primary Reactor Systems; NUC-351: Nuclear Instrumentation and Control; NUC-412: Radiation Biophysics or NUC-413: Radiation Interaction or NUC-342: Radiological, Reactor, and Environmental Safety; ELE-211: DC Circuits or ELE-212: AC Circuits; NUC-402: Nuclear Materials; and NUC-358: Radiation Safety Laboratory.

ESET Prerequisites: Completion of MAT-231: Calculus I, MAT-232: Calculus II, PHY-115: Physics I with Lab, PHY-116: Physics II with Lab, CHE-121: Chemistry I, ELE-211: DC Circuits, ELE-212: AC Circuits, ELT-306: Solid State Devices and Circuits, ELT-307: Linear and Integrated Circuits, ELD-302: Digital Electronics, ELD-311: Microprocessors, and ELC-201: Electronics Communications Systems.

RP/HP Prerequisites: RPT-270: Introduction to Nuclear Engineering Technology and Radiation Health Physics, NUC-303: Nuclear Physics for Technology, RPT-260: Radiation Detection and Instrumentation, NUC-380: Nuclear Rules and Regulations, RPT-271: Radiation Biology, RPT-272: Radiation Ecology, NUC-412: Radiation Biophysics, NUC-413: Radiation Interactions, NUC-342: Radiological, Reactor, and Environmental Safety, RPT-275: Introduction To Radiation Generating Devices, NUC-402: Nuclear Materials, RPT-302: Radiation Shielding and External Dosimetry, NUC-238: Radiation Analysis Laboratory, NUC-365: Reactor Fundamentals, NUC-351: Nuclear Instrumentation and Control, and RPT-280: Radioactive Shipping, Packaging, and Transporting

Note: Prior to registering for this course students are required to schedule an academic advising appointment. Instructions on how to schedule an appointment are located on our website Questions should be addressed to the School of Applied Science and Technology at or by calling (609) 984-1130, ext. 3194.

Study Methods:

Online Courses (APS-490-OL):
Mar 2021,  Apr 2021,  May 2021,  Jun 2021,  Jul 2021,  Aug 2021,  Sep 2021,  Oct 2021,  Nov 2021,  Dec 2021

Credits: 3

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