Alabama Power Nuclear Power Generation Systems program

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Mission: Comprehensively educate and prepare Auburn University engineering students for careers in the commercial nuclear power generation industry

Guiding Principles: 

  • integrity
  • hard work in a complex environment
  • leadership through accountability and ownership
  • knowledgeable
  • operational excellence
  • personal commitment to safety and training

This program and 16-hour minor prepares students for careers specializing in the operation, support and service of America’s nuclear power generation industry. Students who complete the minor will have demonstrated an understanding of the industry’s basic construction techniques, power plant models, integration into the national electrical grid and common reactor plant operations. Coursework for the minor will take place in the classroom as well as on-site at nuclear power generating facilities, and will be led by Auburn faculty and nuclear industry leaders.

Areas of Emphasis:

  • regulation, safety, reliability and dependability
  • radiological health and work control practices
  • training requirements for operators and maintenance technicians

To learn more about the program, read the news announcement here

Contact: Bill Goodwin, director

Last Updated: Mar 28, 2014