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Nuclear Engineering (NUC E)


Courses primarily for undergraduates:

NUC E 401. Nuclear Radiation Theory and Engineering.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: PHYS 222, MATH 266 or MATH 267
Atomic and nuclear physics. Radioactivity and reaction rates. Cross sections. Introduction to neutron diffusion theory. Engineering applications of radiation theory. Nonmajor graduate credit.

NUC E 402. Nuclear Reactor Engineering.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: NUC E 401
WWW only. Fission and chain reactions. Neutron diffusion and moderation. Reactor equations. Fermi Age theory. Multigroup and multiregional analysis.

NUC E 405. Radiation Protection and Shielding.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: NUC E 401
WWW only. Basic principles and concepts of radiation protection and design: dosimetric units and response functions, hazards of radiation dose, radiation sources, basic methods for dose evaluation, and shielding design techniques for photons and neurons.

NUC E 410. Nuclear Reactor Theory.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: NUC E 401
WWW only. An introduction to neutron diffusion theory, neutron moderation, conditions for criticality of nuclear reactors.

NUC E 411. Nuclear Reactor Analysis.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: NUC E 410
WWW only. Group diffusion method. Multiregion reactors, heterogeneous reactors. Reactor kinetics, changes in reactivity.

NUC E 441. Probabilistic Risk Assessment.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: STAT 305 or equivalent
Methods for analysis of nuclear power systems. Fault tree and event tree analysis methods. Mathematical basics for dealing with reliability data, theory, and analysis. Case studies of accidents in nuclear power systems. Nonmajor graduate credit.

NUC E 461. Radiation Detection, Measurement and Simulation.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: NUC E 401
Principles of nuclear radiation safety and detection. Radiation energy spectroscopy. Counting statistics and error analysis. Monte Carlo simulation of radiation transport. Detection system performance parameters. Design projects. Nonmajor graduate credit.

NUC E 490. Independent Study.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 3 credits. Prereq: Junior Classification
Investigation of nuclear engineering topics. Election of course and topic must be approved in advance by supervising faculty.