Nuclear

Graduate Certificate in Engineering Courses

The 12-credit curriculum requires completion of the following 4 three-credit courses.

ENME 430 Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering (3)
Fundamental aspects of nuclear physics and nuclear engineering, including nuclear interactions; various types of radiation and their effects on materials and humans; and basic reactor physics topics, including simplified theory of reactor criticality.

And three of the following:

ENNU 620 Mathematical Techniques for Engineering Analysis and Modeling (3)
Probability and probability distributions; statistics; ordinary differential equations; linear algebra and vectors; Laplace transforms; Fourier analysis; boundary value problems; series solutions to differential equations; partial differential equations; numerical methods.

ENNU 648F Severe Nuclear Accidents (3)
This course assembles, organizes, and develops instructional materials in: core melt progression, fission products release from the core, various deposition and retention processes, with subsequent release to the containment, including interactions with containment structure, and fission products released from the containment, uptake by the public, deposited on ground or water areas. Emphasis will be made on development of simplified analysis tools including the use of MELCOR.

ENNU 648K Reactor Physics and Engineering (3)
Introduction to nuclear physics. Neutron transport theory and approximations. The diffusion approximation, and multi group diffusion theory. Neutron slowing down theory and sterilization. Fundamentals of nuclear reactor kinetics.

ENNU 655 Radiation Engineering (3)
Ionizing radiation, radiation dosimetry and sensors, radiation processing, radiation effects on: polymers, metals, semiconductors, liquids, and gases. Radiation in advanced manufacturing. Radiation-physical technology. This course provides an in-depth knowledge on the uses of ionizing radiation in advanced manufacturing of polymeric materials and composites, lithography, environmental remediation of toxic materials, sterilization, medicine, and radiation effects on materials and electronics.

- All elective courses must be approved by the academic advisor.

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