Minor in Nuclear Engineering

The minor assumes that students will have a background in mathematics and physics equivalent to that covered in the first two years of the engineering curriculum. Specifically, students are required to complete the following pre-requisites: PHYS 101 Fundamentals of Physics I ; PHYS 102 Fundamentals of Physics II; PHYS 201 Fundamentals of Physics III; ENGR 210 Introduction to Thermodynamics and ENGR 220 Fundamentals of Materials. Courses taken to meet these prerequisite requirements will not count toward the minor.

Required Courses
ECEP 402Theory of Nuclear Reactors4.0
ECEP 372Radiation Detection and Measurement 3.0
ECEP 404/MEM 371Introduction to Nuclear Engineering2.0
ECEP 406Introduction to Radiation Health Principles3.0
MATE 450The Nuclear Fuel Cycle & Materials3.0
PHYS 330Introduction to Nuclear Physics2.0
Select 9.0 credits from at least two of the following principal areas9.0
Industrial Applications Electives
Nuclear Power Plant Design & Operation
Power Plant Design
Applications of Thermal Plasmas
Applications of Non-Thermal Plasmas
Power Engineering Electives
Electric Motor Control Principles
Energy Management Principles
Power Systems I
Power Systems II
Nuclear & Thermal Engineering & Science Electives
Fundamentals of Plasmas I
Fundamentals of Plasmas II
Materials Electives
Introduction to Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Defects in Solids
Structure and Characterization of Crystalline Materials
Mechanical Behavior of Solids
Transport Phenomena Electives
Process Fluid Mechanics
Process Heat Transfer
Transport Phenomena
Fluid Flow and Transport
Introduction to Fluid Flow
Basic Fluid Mechanics
Heat Transfer
Simulation Electives
Computational Physics I
Computational Physics II
Advanced Computational Physics
Total Credits26.0


The Nuclear Engineering minor is open to all engineering majors. The minor consists of a minimum of six required courses for 17.0 credits and an additional 9.0 credits of elective courses.


Additional Information

Additional information about the minor is available on the ECE Department website.

Timothy  P. Kurzweg, PhD
Associate Professor
Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Studies
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Bossone Research Center, Suite 313
3120-40 Market Street

Amy Ruymann, MS
Associate Director – Undergraduate Advising
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Bossone Research Center Suite 313

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