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Nuclear Engineering (NUC E)

NUC E 001S Atomic Adventures: First-Year Seminar (1) First-year seminar exploring the interesting and exciting world of nuclear science and its applications.
Effective: Fall 1999
 

NUC E 097 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1998
 

NUC E 199 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

NUC E 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

NUC E 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

NUC E 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

NUC E 301 Fundamentals of Reactor Physics (4) Nuclear reactions and interactions relevant to nuclear engineering including fission, cross-sections, reaction rate calculations, energy depositions rates, and radioactive decay.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: MATH 230, MATH 251 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:PHYS 214  

NUC E 302 Introduction to Reactor Design (4) Static and dynamic reactor theory applied to basic reactor design problems.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: NUC E 301, NUC E 309  

NUC E 309 Analytical Techniques for Nuclear Concept (3) This course is an introduction to many of the analytical techniques used in the nuclear engineering discipline.
Effective: Summer 1993
Prerequisite: MATH 230, MATH 251  

NUC E 310W Issues in Nuclear Engineering (2) Societal and technical issues facing nuclear engineers, including safety, operations, waste, regulation, public acceptance, economics, ethics, and radiation.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: fifth-semester standing  

NUC E 397 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

NUC E 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

NUC E 401 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering (3) Fundamental concepts of nuclear engineering, including fission, reactor theory, shielding, and radioisotopes; intended for other than nuclear engineering students.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: MATH 250 orMATH 251  

NUC E 403 Advanced Reactor Design (3) 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.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: NUC E 302  

NUC E 405 (CHEM 406) Nuclear and Radiochemistry (3) Theory of radioactive decay processes, nuclear properties and structure, nuclear reactions, interactions of radiation with matter, biological effects of radiation.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 452 orPHYS 237 orNUC E 301  

NUC E 406 (M E 406) Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics (3) 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.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 300 orM E 201 orM E 202 orCH E 303;MATH 230 orMATH 231  

NUC E 408 Radiation Shielding (3) Radiation sources in reactor systems; attenuation of gamma rays and neutrons; point kernel methods; deep penetration theories; Monte Carlo methods.
Effective: Spring 1985
Prerequisite: NUC E 301  

NUC E 409 (MATSE 409) Nuclear Materials (3) Nuclear reactor materials: relationship between changes in material properties and microstructural evolution of nuclear cladding and fuel under irradiation.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: PHYS 214  

NUC E 420 Radiological Safety (3) Ionizing radiation, biological effects, radiation measurement, dose computational techniques, local and federal regulations, exposure control.
Effective: Spring 1997
Prerequisite: NUC E 301 orNUC E 405  

NUC E 428 Radioactive Waste Control (3) Nature, sources, and control of radioactive wastes; theory and practice of disposal processes.
Effective: Spring 1997
Prerequisite: NUC E 301 orNUC E 405  

NUC E 430 Design Principles of Reactor Systems (3) Nuclear power cycles; heat removal problems; kinetic behavior of nuclear systems; material and structural design problems.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: NUC E 302 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:M E 410  

NUC E 431W Nuclear Reactor Core Design Synthesis (4) Technical and economic optimization of nuclear systems.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: NUC E 403, NUC E 430 ; prerequisite or concurrent:ENGL 202C  

NUC E 441 Nuclear Security Threat Analysis and Assessments (3) Nuclear threat assessment and analysis for non-state actors to nuclear and radiological facilities and supply lines.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: NUC E 301  

NUC E 442 Nuclear Security System Design (3) Science and engineering associated with the design, evaluation, and implementation of systems to secure nuclear and radiological materials.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: NUC E 302  

NUC E 446 (M E 446) Reliability and Risk Concepts in Design (3) Introduction to reliability mathematics. Failure data collection and analysis. Components and systems reliability prediction. Effects of maintenance on reliability. Risk Analysis. Case studies in engineering applications.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: MATH 250 orMATH 251;M E 345 orNUC E 309  

NUC E 450 Radiation Detection and Measurement (3) Theory and laboratory applications of radiation detectors, including proton, neutron, charged particle detectors, NIM devices, and pulse-height analysis.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: NUC E 301 orNUC E 405;NUC E 309  

NUC E 451 Experiments in Reactor Physics (3) Acquisition and processing of nuclear and atomic data; application to nucleonic phenomena of importance in nuclear engineering.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 212, NUC E 450  

NUC E 470 Power Plant Simulation (3) Basic knowledge necessary for intelligent simulation and interpretation of simulations of transients in nuclear power plants.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 320, MATH 251, NUC E 302  

NUC E 490 (E E 471, AERSP 490) Introduction to Plasmas (3) Plasma oscillations; collisional phenomena; transport properties; orbit theory; typical electric discharge phenomena.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 361 orPHYS 467  

NUC E 494H Senior Thesis (1-9) Students must have approval of a thesis adviser before scheduling this course.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: Junior or senior status in the University Scholars Program  

NUC E 496 Independent studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

NUC E 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

NUC E 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

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