What is Nuclear Engineering?

Nuclear engineering is the science that studies the optimal design, construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of nuclear power plants.

Where is Nuclear Engineering headed?

While nuclear engineering started off as the nuclear weapons development program of American governments during World War II, which culminated in the fiercesome bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the lessons learnt in war were in peacetime applied to producing clean and affordable nuclear power. 

However, the risk of countries abusing their knowledge of nuclear engineering to produce nuclear weapons have been hanging over the nuclear industry to this day. So, to gain more insight into the history of nuclear engineering and the international safeguards and agreements that were put in place to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons and to stimulate the peaceful production of clean nuclear power, CLICK HERE to read more about the history of Nuclear Engineering.

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History of Nuclear Engineering at the NWU:

The DST/NRF SARChI Research Chair in Nuclear Engineering