Technical Electives Course Descriptions
Nuclear Engineering Technical Electives
NUC E 406 (ME 406): Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics (3 cr.) Fall Semester (odd years)
Statistical description of systems composed of large numbers of particles in the context of classical and quantum mechanics; basic concepts of probability theory and thermodynamics as they relate to statistical mechanics. Prerequisites: ME 201, ME 300, ME 202 or CH E 303; MATH 230 or MATH 231.
NUC E 409 (MATSE 409): Nuclear Materials (3 cr.) Spring Semester
Nuclear reactor materials; relationship between changes in material properties and microstructural evolution of nuclear cladding and fuel under irradiation. Prerequisite: PHYS 214.
NUC E 420: Radiological Safety (3 CR.) Fall Semester
Ionizing radiation, biological effects, radiation measurement, dose computational techniques, local and federal regulations, exposure control. Prerequisites: NUC E 301 or NUC E/CHEM 406.
NUC E 428: Radioactive Waste Control (3 CR.) Spring Semester (even years)
Nature, sources and control of radioactive wastes; theory and practice of disposal processes. Prerequisites: NUC E 301 or NUC E 405.
NUC E 470: Power Plant Simulation (3 CR.) Fall Semester
Basic knowledge necessary for intelligent simulation and interpretation of simulations of transients in nuclear power plants. Prerequisite: M E 320; MATH 251; NUC E 302.
NUC E 496: Independent Studies (1-18 CR.)
Students engaged in independent study under the supervision of a NUC E faculty member may use up to 3 credits of NUC E 496 for the General Technical Elective requirement (GTE). Students cannot register for NUC E 496 without having made arrangements with a faculty member and receiving the permission of the student’s Adviser. In addition to registering for NUC E 496, a Project Registration form must be submitted in 139 Reber Building. The Department requires that students have an overall GPA not less than a 3.0 to enroll in NUC E 496. NUC E 496 can be used as a General Technical Elective (GTE) but not a Nuclear Engineering Technical Elective (NETE). REVISED 9/12/2014
BME 406: Medical Imaging (3 CR.) Fall Semester
Physical principles and clinical applications of medical imaging methods. Prerequisite: PHYS 212.