Nuclear Engineering - India

The nuclear engineering program in India is aimed to educate the student to think with a security perspective such that they can design and evaluate systems to deter, interdict, and respond to threats to the security of nuclear and radiological materials. Anticipated academic and career benefits to Texas A&M students are that they should improve their skill set in following capacities:

  • Analyze motivations and capabilities of adversaries (terrorists, criminal groups, protestors, etc.) and be able to characterize a Design Basis Threat (DBT) that can be used to perform a threat-informed security evaluation.
  • Describe and explain the operation of detection, delay, and response technologies. Design and critique a performance evaluation plan for these technologies.
  • Evaluate insider threats to nuclear and radiological facilities and incorporate the insider threat in a DBT.
  • Applying engineering principles to produce a cost benefit analysis for upgrade options for an existing nuclear facility.
  • Understand nuclear forensics and consequence management as components of a broad nuclear security system and develop a nuclear security plan that incorporates these elements.
  • And many more...


  • Locations: Noida, India
  • Dates: August 3 - August 25, 2018 (Augustmester, travel dates included)

Location Information

Noida, India

Noida, short for the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority, is a systematically planned Indian city under the management of the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (also called NOIDA). It is part of National Capital Region of India. The host university is Amity University, which is a premier science and engineering educational institute with multitudes of teaching laboratories. The institution will serve as a venue for experimental learning in addition to the classroom teaching planned. As part of class, it is planned to take the students to visit one of the largest nuclear power plant for a couple of days.

For more information contact

Faculty Leader

Dr. Sunil Chirayath
Room 312B
AI Engineering Building | (979) 862-2616

Engineering Global Programs
Engineering Activities Building A

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Ms. Erin Kibler 
Study Abroad Program Office
3262 TAMU | (979) 845-0544

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Courses Offered

NUEN 451 - Nuclear Security System Design (3 CR)

Prerequisites: None

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Good academic standing with university
  • Approval of the professor
  • Required to attend ALL program specific orientations

Scholarship & Financial Aid


The Study Abroad Programs Office offers scholarships based on merit and financial need. Applications are available through Scholarships & Financial Aid and deadlines are listed on the website below. The Continuing Student Scholarship application opens Nov. 1, 2017 and closes at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 1, 2018. To apply, please visit:


The Texas A&M University College of Engineering is offering scholarship for selected student who has a 2.5 or higher GPA at time of application. There is no need to apply for the engineering scholarship, it is automatic if students meet all of the requirements listed below:

  • Have a 2.5 or higher GPA at time of application
  • Satisfy the course requirements for admission
  • Be admitted and confirmed by Feb. 15, 2018
  • Required to attend all Study Abroad Programs Office (SAPO) and College of Engineering pre-trip orientations
  • Submit requested documents by deadlines

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of Texas A&M University study abroad programs. If you have any other questions, please contact the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid (2nd Floor Pavilion) or (979) 845-3236.

Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Program Office for financial resources:


The following chart estimates the total out of pocket expenses a student may have participating in this program.

Estimated Program Fee (subject to change)$1,750
Lodging (3 students/room) $300
Excursions and Cultural Site Visits $400
In-Country Transportation $100
Study Abroad Administrative Fee $400
Miscellaneous Program Expenses $168
International Health Insurance $32
Portion of Faculty Expenses $350
Estimated Additional Expenses (not included in program fee)$3,630+ 
Tuition & Fees (in-state resident for 3 credit-hours, included in Fall tuition and fees)* -
International Airfare (estimate) $3,000
Travel Documents (passport and visa) $215
Textbook and Supplies $65
Meals (not included in Program Fee) $350+
Personal Spending Varies
COE Competitive Scholarship (guaranteed) for students with a 2.5 GPA at time of application $500
Total Estimated Cost$4,880+

*Check the Student Business Services website ( for exact tuition/fee amount as it varies per student.

Scholarships for SEC students

Students from participating SEC schools should contact their financial aid office regarding scholarships or other sources of support. Texas A&M University does not provide scholarship support or financial aid to students from other universities.