Nuclear Engineering - Online and Distance Education

Nuclear Engineering

 

Courses

Full-time employed individuals can only enroll in two online courses per semester. It is highly recommended that new students enroll in only one online course during their first semester.

Examples of courses that will be available through the Engineering Online program in various semesters include:

NE 502 - Reactor Engineering

Units: 3

Thermal-hydraulic design and analysis of nuclear systems. Single and two-phase flow, boiling heat transfer, modeling of fluid systems. Design constraints imposed by thermal-hydraulic considerations are discussed. Credit will not be given for bothNE 402 and NE 502.

Offered in Fall Only

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2021 Fall Term

NE 504 - Radiation Safety and Shielding

Units: 3

A basic course in radiation safety and environmental aspects of nuclear power generation. Topics include radiation interaction, photon attenuation, shielding, internal and external dose evaluation, reactor effluents and release of radioactivity into the environment, transportation and disposal of radioactive waste; and environmental impact of nuclear power plants. Term-long project.

Offered in Fall Only

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2021 Fall Term

NE 509 - Nuclear Materials

Units: 3

Introduces students to properties and selection of materials for nuclear steam supply systems and to radiation effects on materials. Implications of radiation damage to reactor materials and materials problems in nuclear engineering are discussed. Topics include an overview of nuclear steam supply systems, crystal structure and defects, dislocation theory, mechanical properties, radiation damage, hardening and embrittlement due to radiation exposure and problems concerned with fission and fusion materials. Students cannot receive credit for both 409 and 509.

Offered in Fall Only

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2021 Fall Term

NE 512 - Nuclear Fuel Cycles

Units: 3

Processing of nuclear fuel with description of mining, milling, conversion, enrichment, fabrication, irradiation, shipping, reprocessing and waste disposal. Fuel cycle economics and fuel cost calculation. In-core and out-of-core nuclear fuel management, engineering concepts and methodology. Term-long project. Credit for both NE 412 and NE 512 is not allowed

Offered in Fall Only

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2021 Fall Term

NE 520 - Radiation and Reactor Fundamentals

Units: 3

Basics of nuclear physics and reactor physics that are needed for graduate studies in nuclear engineering. Concepts covered include, atomic and nuclear models, nuclear reactions, nuclear fission, radioactive decay, neutron interactions, nuclear reactors, neutron diffusion in non-multiplying and multiplying systems, and basic nuclear reactor kinetics.

Offered in Fall Only

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2021 Spring Term 2021 Summer Term 1 2021 Fall Term

NE 693 - Master's Supervised Research

Units: 1 - 9

Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2021 Spring Term 2021 Summer Term 1 2021 Fall Term