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Department Overview
Do you know that a 7 grams uranium fuel pellet  provides as ​much energy as; 480 cubic meter of natural gas, 807 kilograms of coal, or 564 liters of oil? Today,  437 nuclear power plants in 31 countries produce about 14% of the world’s electricity. In addition, 68 plants in 15 countries are under construction. Nuclear energy provides a safe, clean, and efficient source of power on large scale.
The nuclear technology journey in the United Arab Emirates started in April 2008 upon release of a document policy entitled “Policy of the United Arab Emirates on the Evaluation and Potential Development of Peaceful Nuclear Energy”. The transparency and commitment to the highest standards of power plants design, safety and security make UAE a role model for nuclear energy development worldwide.

By 2020, the United Arab Emirates’ annual need for electricity will be more than 40, 000 megawatts reflecting a growing rate 9%, that is, almost three times the global average 3.4%. It is expected that by 2020, 25% of the United Arab Emirates’ electricity needs will be produced by nuclear energy generated by four power plants. Currently, two reactor units ( Barakah 1 and Barakah 2) are under construction with net capacity 2690 megawatts. 

Do you want to be a part of the Emirate Nuclear technology journey? Are you aware that the applications of nuclear engineering are not limited to nuclear power reactors but also stretch into medical, environmental, industrial, and research applications? Do you know that the Our Nuclear Engineering Program at University of Sharjah is the only program in the United Arab Emirates that offers a B.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering?.  Interested in delving more into this field and tackling complex, yet fun, problems? Then you should consider nuclear engineering as your career.


Program Educational Objectives

1) Graduates will have a productive career in Nuclear Engineering or related fields, either in industrial, governmental, research, or academic institutions.

2)Graduates will continue to develop their knowledge through lifelong learning opportunities and/or advanced degrees.

3) Graduates will contribute to the society in a responsible manner through engagement in professional societies and/or community services.


Student Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the B.Sc. degree in Nuclear Engineering, the students will have:

a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, to analyze and interpret data

c) An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs

d) An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g) An ability to communicate effectively

h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context

i) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

j) A knowledge of contemporary issues

k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice