Associate of Science in Nuclear Technology
Mechanical Engineering also offers a two-year program leading to the Associate of Science in Nuclear Technology (ASNT) degree. This degree is designed to allow students to obtain the knowledge base and training necessary to work in one of the many areas in the nuclear field. While many technology degrees, especially at the associate’s level, are seen as less rigorous paths, the ASNT program at Arkansas Tech University includes most of the same courses as the first two years of the engineering programs.
Graduates of the program leading to the Associate of Science Degree in Nuclear Technology may find employment in many areas of the nuclear industry. Many past ASNT graduates have continued their studies to obtain bachelor's degrees in engineering or the physical sciences either at Arkansas Tech University or at other institutions.
For a detailed policy regarding transfer credit for the Mechanical Engineering programs, please see the Department of Mechanical Engineering page.
It is highly recommended that all freshmen engineering students starting fall 2017 purchase laptop computers. Laptop computer specifications are at: https://www.atu.edu/engineering/specifications.php.
The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.
|ENGL 1023 Composition II1||3|
|PHYS 2114 Calculus-Based Physics I and PHYS 2000 Physics Laboratory I||4|
|MATH 2924 Calculus II||4|
|MCEG 2023 Engineering Materials||3|
|SS 1XXX Social Science Courses1||3|
|FAH 1XXX Fine Arts and Humanities Courses1||3|
|MCEG 3313 Thermodynamics I||3|
|MCEG 3512 Radiation Detection Laboratory||2|
|MCEG 3523 Radiation Health Physics||3|
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".