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Particles and Nuclear Physics   (PHY-471)   3.00 s.h.  
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Quantum mechanical treatment of alpha decay, electron and position emission, gamma radiation, nuclear models, nuclear reactions, parity, isotipes, fission, fusion, fundamental particles, antimatter. 
Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering   (NUC-221)   3.00 s.h.  
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An introductory course in nuclear engineering. Topics include physics, reactor theory, and reactor operation. Emphasis on basic principles underlying the design and operation of nuclear systems, facilities and applications. 
Nuclear Water Chemistry   (NUC-314)   1.00 s.h.  
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A course designed to acquaint nuclear steam generating operators with a few of the basic principles of chemical reactions, metal corrosion and the effects of nuclear operations on the chemistry of water. Methods of water testing, control of water properties and equipment used in these processes. 
Nuclear Power Economics and Management   (NUC-301)   3.00 s.h.  
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Study of the economics and management of nuclear power plants, including planning for decision-making, scheduling methods, and motion and time optimization. Comparison of various nuclear systems and their advantages over traditional power systems. 
Nuclear Physics for Technology   (NUC-303)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Nuclear Physics for Technology provides students with fundamental concepts of atomic and nuclear physics, nuclear reactor physics, and nuclear reactor operations. It includes a background in atomic and nuclear physics, nuclear reactions and elementary particle interactions, as well as the theory of nuclear reactor design for steady state and transient conditions, reactor control, and reactor operations.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain and apply the theories describing the atomic nature of matter, including components, structure, and nomenclature.
  • Apply the theory of neutron and ?-ray interactions, fission, and the parameters that affect the fission process.
  • Derive equations involving neutron multiplication, the continuity equation, the diffusion equation, and boundary conditions.
  • Summarize the purpose of the components that comprise a nuclear reactor.
  • Solve the diffusion equation for a critical system of simple geometry.
  • Solve for the critical mass or size of fuel.
  • Define thermal reactors, reflected reactors, and heterogeneous reactors.
  • Compare time problems and explain the point kinetics equation.
  • Solve problems involving reactor kinetics, control rods, chemical shim, temperature effects on reactivity, fission product poisoning, and fuel management.

 
Environment Radiation and Nuclear Site Criteria   (NUC-471)   3.00 s.h.  
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Sources of radioactive waste and waste treatment; internal disimetry, maximum permissible concentrations; distribution of radioactivity in the environment and the significance of releases of the air, aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems; design and operation of environmental surveillance programs around nuclear facilities; reactor site criteria, licensed regulations, credible accessible accidents meteorological considerations, normal and abnormal operations, environmental impact of nuclear reactors. 
Nuclear Instrumentation and Control   (NUC-351)   4.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Nuclear Instrumentation and Control encompasses the principles of operation of various types of instruments in the nuclear industry to measure temperature, pressure, level, flow, position, and radiation. The student will gain a broad range of working knowledge of temperature, pressure, level, and flow sensors, position indicators, radiation detectors, and control systems. Component theory and design, system hardware, and integrated operation as applied to commercial nuclear systems will be explored.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Analyze and interpret pressure, temperature, level, flow, and radiation data from nuclear systems in order to identify corrective actions or improvements.
  • Describe the operation and maintenance of standard pressure, temperature, flow, and level sensors including calibration, and explain how the data is electronically transformed into numerical readings in standard pressure, temperature and flow units.
  • Justify the components comprising a radiation detection system that convert the raw data into standard readings of exposure and dose.
  • Select and locate the necessary pressure, temperature, and flow sensors in a coolant system loop of a commercial PWR.
  • Describe the electronic operation of a three-element level control system.
  • Describe a nuclear instrumentation system that is capable of covering the dynamic range such as for a radiation monitoring in a gaseous radioactive waste effluent line in a commercial nuclear power plant.

 
Nuclear Technology Assessment/Career Planning   (NUC-490)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Nuclear Technology Assessment/Career Planning is an in-depth, student centered activity that requires the integration of research in current nuclear employment, a nuclear engineering technology self-assessment, the development of a comprehensive vita, practical career planning, interviewing strategies, and applied advanced math applications to nuclear engineering technology situations. Students will participate in career focused activities that include building a professional resume and knowing how to interview successfully. The knowledge and skills acquired in this course are directly applicable to students who are seeking a job, a promotion, or moving to a new skill area.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Evaluate the TAC ABET accreditation outcomes, match them to the needs of the nuclear energy employment and apply them to your comprehensive vitae.
  • Develop an effective professional vitae/resume based on past, current work learning/experience, academic, professional and personal learning experiences related to the NEET student outcomes.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in researching employment opportunities in the emerging nuclear energy industry.
  • Research, interpret and critically analyze literature and resources dealing with behavioral based interviewing.
  • Communicate effectively in making graphical presentations in English using language appropriate to peers and other audiences.
  • Function effectively as a leader and a team member with an understanding of cultural diversity.
  • Develop an inclusive skill inventory vitae that will serve as a bridge to your future work and life-long learning.
  • Develop increased proficiency in solving problems in nuclear engineering technology using differential and integral calculus.
  • Complete a 50 question comprehensive pretest and a 100 question comprehensive exam for confidential feedback of knowledge strengths and potential areas of knowledge improvement.

 
Nuclear Diplomacy   (POS-369)   3.00 s.h.  
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Development of nuclear weapons policies as a means of control and stability. 
Nuclear Physics   (NMT-211)   3.00 s.h.  
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A study of atomic structure, radioactive decay modes, mathematics of decay, interaction of radiation and matter for Nuclear Medicine Technology. 
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