College-level Graduate Admission Requirements

We have implemented a new graduate application system called EngineeringCAS (a centralized application service for graduate engineering programs). All graduate engineering applications for the fall 2019 semester and beyond will be submitted using EngineeringCAS.

Graduate Admissions

Master of engineering program degree plans consist of NUEN and COE courses with the total credit hour minimum set at 30 hours. Two examples are provided for nuclear engineering and nuclear materials option. The actual degree plans are developed and decided by student’s advisor and advisory committee members.

View Current Program Requirements 

*DISCLAIMER*

These are sample degree plans and may be modified with advisor approval

Power Engineering

Course Name Credits
NUEN 601 - Nuclear Reactor Theory 3 hrs
NUEN 604 - Radiation Interaction and Shielding 3 hrs
NUEN 605 - Radiation Detection and Nuclear Materials Management 3 hrs
NUEN 606 - Reactor Analysis and Experimentation
4 hrs
NUEN 610 - Design of Nuclear Reactors 4 hrs
NUEN 623 - Nuclear Engineering Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow 3 hrs
NUEN 624 - Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics and Stress Analysis 3 hrs
NUEN 681 - Seminar 2 hrs
NUEN 685 - Directed Studies 2 hrs

MATH 601 - Methods of Applied Mathematics I

MATH 602 - Methods and Applications of Partial Differential Equations

3 hrs
Total Credit Hours 30 hrs

Notes:

  1. With advisor approval, students with sufficient background in heat transfer and fluid flow may substitute an elective.
  2. Instrumentation prerequisite for NUEN 606 can be met by a 2-hr NUEN 685 or other appropriate course(s).
  3. MATH course chosen by student's committee.

Nuclear Materials

Course Name Credits
NUEN 601 - Nuclear Reactor Theory 3 hrs
NUEN 604 - Radiation Interaction and Shielding
3 hrs
NUEN 605 - Radiation Detection and Nuclear Materials Management 3 hrs
NUEN 606 - Reactor Analysis and Experimentation
4 hrs
NUEN 651 - Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Nuclear Material Safeguards 3 hrs
NUEN 661 - Nuclear Fuel Performance 3 hrs
NUEN 662 - Nuclear Materials Under Extreme Conditions 3 hrs
NUEN 663 - Fundamentals of Ion Solid Interactions 3 hrs
NUEN 661 - Seminar 2 hrs
NUEN 685 - Directed Studies 5 hrs

MATH 601 - Methods of Applied Mathematics I

MATH 602 - Methods and Applications of Partial Differential Equations

3 hrs
Total Credit Hours 36 hrs

Notes:

  1. With consent of advisor, the NUEN 604/606 combination may be replaced with NUEN 624/610.
  2. Instrumentation prerequisite for NUEN 606 can be met by a 2 hour NUEN 685 or other appropriate course(s).
  3. MATH course chosen by student's committee.

Nuclear Security

Course Name Credits
NUEN 601 - Nuclear Reactor Theory 3 hrs
NUEN 604 - Radiation Interaction and Shielding
3 hrs
NUEN 605 - Radiation Detection and Nuclear Materials Management 3 hrs
NUEN 606 - Reactor Analysis and Experimentation
4 hrs
NUEN 650 - Nuclear Nonproliferation and Arms Control 3 hrs
NUEN 651 - Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Nuclear Material Safeguards 3 hrs
NUEN 681 - Seminar 2 hrs
NUEN 610 - Design of Nuclear Reactors with Nuclear Security Integrated Project 4 hrs
NUEN 685 - Directed Studies 2 hrs

MATH 602 (Methods and applications of partial differential equations) or 
NUEN 630 (Monte Carlo Methods for Particle Transport) or 
NUEN 451 (Nuclear Security System Design) or 
NUEN 657 (Emergency Response Dose Assessment) or
INTA 669 (Nuclear Terrorism Threat Asessment and Analysis) or 
INTA 620 (International Security) or 
INTA 617 (Deterrence and Coercion) or 
INTA 652 (The role of intelligence in security affairs)

3 hrs
Total Credit Hours 30 hrs

Notes:

  1. Instrumentation prerequisite for NUEN 606 can be met by a 2 hour NUEN 685 or other appropriate course(s).
  2. MATH course chosen by student's committee.

Health Physics

Course Name Credits
NUEN 601 - Nuclear Reactor Theory 3 hrs
NUEN 604 - Radiation Interaction and Shielding
3 hrs
NUEN 605 - Radiation Detection and Nuclear Materials Management 3 hrs
NUEN 606 - Reactor Analysis and Experimentation
4 hrs
NUEN 612 - Radiological Safety and Hazards Evaluation  3 hrs
NUEN 673 - Radiation Biology 3 hrs
NUEN 681 - Seminar 2 hrs
NUEN 685 - Directed Studies 3 hrs
6 Hours of Electives 6 hrs
Total Credit Hours 30 hrs

Notes:

  1. Instrumentation prerequisite for NUEN 606 can be met by a 2 hour NUEN 685 or other appropriate course(s).
  2. Electives chosen by student's committee.

Computational Methods

Course Name Credits
NUEN 601 - Nuclear Reactor Theory 3 hrs
NUEN 604 - Radiation Interaction and Shielding
3 hrs
NUEN 605 - Radiation Detection and Nuclear Materials Management 3 hrs
NUEN 606 - Reactor Analysis and Experimentation
4 hrs
NUEN 612 - Radiological Safety and Hazards Evaluation  3 hrs
NUEN 681 - Seminar 2 hrs
NUEN 685 - Directed Studies 4 hrs

MATH 609 - Numerical Analysis

4 hrs

MATH 610 - Numerical Methods in Partial Differential Equations

4 hrs
Total Credit Hours 30 hrs

Notes:

  1. Instrumentation prerequisite for NUEN 606 can be met by a 2 hour NUEN 685 or other appropriate course(s).