Introductory Nuclear Engineering

Introductory Nuclear Engineering
Principles and application of nuclear reactor design.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCHEM 106 & MATH 303; or CHEM 112 & MATH 303; or equivalent.
 RecommendedCh En 376 or equivalent.
Course Outcomes

Nuclear Physics

At the end of this course, each student should have competent and
well-supported command of the following:
I. Nuclear physics
a. Particle and Atom Physics
b. Mass and Energy
c. Radioactive Decay Processes
d. Interactions of Particles and Radiation with Matter

Reactor Design & Safety

Reactor Design and Safety
a. Fundamentals of Fission Reactions and Fuels
b. Generation I-IV designs, with distinguishing safety and security
c. Reactor Types (fast, breeder, thermal, other)
d. Quantitative Approximations for Temperature and Heat Release
e. Reactor Control

Fuel and Waste Management

Fuel and waste management
a. Regulations
b. Fuel and Waste Processing
c. Accident Histories and Root Causes
IV. Career Opportunities in Nuclear Engineering