ERIC Number: ED093233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
Reference Count: N/A
Nuclear Engineering Enrollment and Degree Survey: Enrollments - Fall 1972; Degrees Granted - July 1965-June 1972.
Chewning, June S.
The Atomic Energy Commission's survey of nuclear engineering degrees granted during the 1971-72 academic year shows a continuing increase in bachelor's recipients, a slight increase in the number of master's, but a continuing decline in new Ph.D.'s. If the present rate of decline persists, by 1974 the number of new Ph.D.'s in the field will be below the output in 1965-66. There is little likelihood that a turnaround will be experienced, and fewer new Ph.D.'s can be expected each year for several years to come. Fall enrollments indicate a continuing increase at the bachelor's degree level, at least through 1972-73. Programs for undergraduates in nuclear engineering have developed rapidly during the past several years. This development can be expected to stabilize now as fewer institutions introduce the option at this level. Forty-six institutions have undergraduates majoring in nuclear engineering or taking a nuclear option within other engineering degree programs. Projecting from fall 1972 enrollments, it appears that the yearly output of master's degrees may have leveled off from a generally increasing production since 1965-66, and may be expected to decline slightly in 1972-73. Included in the fall of 1972 survey was a questionnaire regarding placement of graduates. Apparently, little difficulty was found at all levels in placing graduates in this country, including a high percentage of the foreign nations. (Author/MJM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atomic Energy Commission, Oak Ridge, TN. Div. of Nuclear Education and Training.