All nuclear engineering core courses are offered once a year. In addition to nuclear engineering courses, students are required to take the electrical engineering, engineering mechanics, and mechanical engineering courses listed below. Students must pass prerequisite courses before enrolling in a course. Please refer to the University Bulletin for prerequisites needed prior to registering for a course.
NucE 301: Fundamentals of Reactor Physics (4 cr.) Fall Semester
Nuclear reactions and interactions relevant to nuclear engineering including fission, cross-sections, reaction rate calculations, energy depositions rates and radioactive decay.
NucE 302: Introduction to Reactor Design (4 cr.) Spring Semester
Static and dynamic reactor theory applied to basic reactor design problems.
NucE 309: Analytical Techniques for Nuclear Concept (3 cr.) Fall Semester
This course is an introduction to many of the analytical techniques used in the nuclear engineering discipline.
NucE 310W: Issues in Nuclear Engineering (2 cr.) Fall Semester
Societal and technical issues facing nuclear engineers, including safety, operations, waste, regulation, public acceptance, economics, ethics and radiation.
NucE 403: Advanced Reactor Design (3 cr.) Fall Semester
Physical principles and computational methods for reactor analysis and design. Multigroup diffusion theory; determination of fast and thermal group constants; cell calculations for heterogeneous core lattices.
NucE 430: Design Principles of Reactor Systems (3 cr.) Fall Semester
Nuclear power cycles; heat removal problems; kinetic behavior of nuclear systems; material and structural design problems.
NucE 431W: Nuclear Reactor Core Design Synthesis (4 cr.) Spring Semester
Technical and economic optimization of nuclear systems.
NucE 450: Radiation Detection and Measurement (3 cr.) Spring Semester
Theory and laboratory applications of radiation detectors including proton, neutron, charged particle detectors, NIM devices and pulse-height analysis.
NucE 451: Experiments in Reactor Physics (3 cr.) Fall Semester
Acquisition and processing nuclear and atomic data; application to nucleonic phenomena of importance in nuclear engineering.
EE 212: Introduction to Electronic Measuring Systems (3 cr.)
Electronic devices and characteristics, amplifiers, and feedback, electronic instruments and recording systems. Designed for non-electrical engineering students.
E MCH 211: Statics (3 cr.)
Equilibrium of coplanar force systems; analysis of frames and trusses; noncoplanar force systems; friction; centroids and moments of inertia.
E MCH 212: Dynamics (3 cr.)
Motion of a particle; relative motion; kinetics of translation, rotation and plane motion; work-energy; impulse-momentum.
E MCH 213: Strength of Materials (3 cr.)
Axial stress and strain; torsion; stresses in beams; elastic curves and deflection of beams; combined stress; columns.
E MCH 315: Mechanical Response of Engineering Materials (2 cr.)
Mechanical response measures and design theories for engineering materials; elastic and plastic response as affected by stress, strain, time, temperatures.
E MCH 316: Experimental Determination of Mechanical Response of Materials (1 cr.)
Experimental techniques for mechanical property measurement and structural testing.
ME 300: Engineering Thermodynamics I (3 cr.)
Basic thermodynamic concepts, first and second law of thermodynamics, properties of pure substances.
ME 320: Fluid Flow (3 cr.)
Thermodynamic and dynamic principles applied to fluid behavior; ideal, viscous, under internal and external flow conditions.
ME 410: Heat Transfer (3 cr.)
Transient heat conduction; convection in laminar and turbulent flow; heat exchanger devices; boiling and condensation; radiation.