Master of Science

In addition to the 25 hours listed, the master of science degree requires another 7 hours, for a total of 32 hours. The additional 7 hours should be a combination of NUEN 691 (research) hours and elective courses (possibly including classes with the 685 designation), as decided by student's committee.

In addition, the master of science degree requires completion of a master's thesis.

*DISCLAIMER*

These are sample degree plans and may be modified with department approval.

Master of Science with Power Engineering Specialization

Course NameCredits
NUEN 601 - Nuclear Reactor Theory 3 hrs
NUEN 604 - Radiation Interaction and Shielding 3 hrs
NUEN 605 - Radiation Detection and Materials Measurement1 3 hrs
NUEN 606 - Reactor Analysis and Experimentation2 4 hrs
NUEN 610 - Nuclear System Design (Capstone Course) 4 hrs
NUEN 623 - Nuclear Engineering Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow3 3 hrs
NUEN 624 - Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics and Stress Analysis 3 hrs
NUEN 681 - Seminar 2 hrs
NUEN 691- Research Electives and Research 7 hrs
Total Credit Hours32 hrs

Notes:

  1. Or equivalent NUEN 689 course.
  2. Instrumentation prerequisite for NUEN 606 can be met by a 2 hour NUEN 685 or other appropriate course(s).
  3. With advisor approval, students with sufficient background in heat transfer and fluid flow may substitute an elective.
  4. MATH course chosen by student's committee.

Master of Science with Nonproliferation Option 


Course NameCredits
NUEN 604 - Radiation Interactions and Shielding 3 hrs
NUEN 605 - Radiation Detection and Materials Measurement 3 hrs
NUEN 650 - Nonproliferation and Arms Control 3 hrs
NUEN 601 - Nuclear Reactor Theory 3 hrs
NUEN 606 - Nuclear Reactor Analysis and Experimentation 4 hrs
NUEN 651 - Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Materials Safeguards 3 hrs
NUEN 610 - Design of Nuclear Reactors (Capstone Course) 4 hrs
NUEN 681 - Seminar 2 hrs
NUEN 691- Technical Electives and Research 7 hrs
Total Credit Hours32 hrs

Notes:

  1. Students select electives from a set of relevant elective courses, some being provided by faculty in other Texas A&M departments: 

    • NUEN 630 - Monte Carlo Methods for Particle Transport
    • NUEN 657 - Emergency Response Dose Assessment
    • NUEN 451 - Nuclear Security Systems Design
    • CHEM 681 - Radiochemistry & Nuclear Forensics (Chemistry Department)
    • MATH 664 - Inverse Problems in Nuclear Forensics (Math Department)
    • INTA 617 - Deterrence and Coercion (Bush School)
    • INTA 620 - International Security (Bush School)
    • INTA 652 - The Role of Intelligence in Security Affairs (Bush School)
    • INTA 669 - Nuclear Terrorism Threat Assessment and Analysis (Bush School)

    These electives are designed to enrich students' educations by focusing their attention on issues that are key to the field; these electives also bring some diversity to the students' degree program.   

    In addition, the master of science degree requires completion of a master's thesis.

Master of Science with Nuclear Materials Option

Course NameCredits
NUEN 601 - Nuclear Reactor Theory 3 hrs
NUEN 604 - Radiation Interaction and Shielding
3 hrs
NUEN 605 - Rad. Detection and Nucl. Mat. Measurement 3 hrs
NUEN 606 - Reactor Analysis and Experimentation
4 hrs
NUEN 661 - Nuclear Fuel Performance 3 hrs
NUEN 662 - Nuclear Materials Under Extreme Conditions 3 hrs
NUEN 681 - Seminar 2 hrs
NUEN 691 - Research 7 hrs
MSEN 601 - Fund. Materials Science and Engineering 4 hrs
Total Credit Hours32 hrs

Notes:

  1. MATH course chosen by student's committee.