10: School of Engineering and Applied Science

General Information | Degree Programs | Curricula | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Aerospace Engineering | Applied Mathematics | Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering | Chemistry | Civil Engineering | Computer Science
Electrical Engineering | Engineering (Interdepartmental) | Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering | Nuclear Engineering | Physics | Systems Engineering
Technology, Culture, and Communication | Technology Management and Policy

Nuclear Engineering

NE 301 - (3) (Y)
Introductory Nuclear Engineering

Prerequisite: APMA 206
This survey course includes: atomic and nuclear physics; radioactivity and nuclear reactions; elementary reactor theory; description of important reactor types; reactor materials; radiation detection; and health physics.

NE 306 - (3) (Y)
Reactor Systems and Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Prerequisite: NE 301 or permission of instructor
Anlaysis of reactor systems: light water reactors, fast breeder reactors, gas-cooled and heavy water reactors; power plant steam cycle; technology of the nuclear fuel cycle: mining, milling, isotope enrichment, fuel element fabrication, spent fuel reprocessing, waste management; and power plant economics.

NE 495 - (1-3) (IR)
Nuclear Engineering Projects I

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Students work individually or in small groups on projects pertinent to the nuclear industry.

NE 496 - (1-3) (IR)
Nuclear Engineering Projects II

Prerequisite: Satisfactory performance in NE 495 or permission of instructor
Students work individually or in small groups on projects pertinent to the nuclear industry.

NE 503 - (3) (SI)
Nuclear Power Plant Operations

Prerequisite: NE 306
Combination of lectures with operation of the UVAR reactor and a power plant simulator; reactor instrumentation; startup, shutdown and steady-power operations; control rod calibrations; auxiliary systems; control room layouts, response to transients, sessions at a nuclear power plant simulator.

Note   Courses at the 600 level and above are listed in the Graduate Record.


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