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Nuclear Engineering

NE 160. Medical Physics Seminar. 1(1,0). A general overview of the state-of-the-art of medical technologies in use in hospitals and clinics designed to inspire students to enter the field of medical physics. Professionals in the field will emphasize future career options in Medical Physics. Guest lectures, and visits to hospitals are two of the main activities that will be part of the course. Prerequisite(s): None

NE 180. Essentials of Medical Physics. 3(3,0). Basic Principles in medical physics. Foundation course for theoretical and practical aspects necessary for studying medical physics applications in different areas such as diagnostic imaging, physiological monitoring, and analysis of clinical data. Prerequisite(s): P 160, NE 160, B 160

NE 271 Engineering Problem Solving, 3(3,0).This course teaches the solution of engineering problems using commercially- available software tools (spreadsheets, symbolic manipulators and equation solvers). The emphasis will be on nuclear science and engineering problems including radioactive decay, nuclear cross sections, scattering and criticality. Prerequisite(s): M 153 and M 158

NE 305. Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering. 3(3,0). A study of the properties of nuclei, nuclear structure, radioactivity, nuclear reactions, fission, resonance reactions, and moderation of neutrons. Prerequisites: NE 397 or taken concurrently or consent of the instructor.

NE 397.Nuclear Energy,3 (3,0). This course introduces the student to the fundamental principles in nuclear Science and Nuclear Engineering. Prerequiste(s): M 153/M 158

NE 405.Nuclear Reactor Theory,3 (3,0). The neutronics behavior of fission reactors, primarily from a theoretical, one-group and multi-group perspectives. Criticality, fission poisoning, reactivity control, reactor stability and introductory concepts in fuel management followed by slowing down and one-group diffusion theory. Prerequiste(s): NE305

NE 408. Ionizing Radiation. 3(3,0). This course is the study of interactions and detection of ionizing radiation: Biological effects, shielding and standards of radiation protection. Prerequisites: NE 305 or consent of the instructor.

NE 411. Nuclear Reactor Engineering. 3(3,0). This course is the study of reactor heat generation and removal, steady-state and non-steady-state conduction in reactor elements, single phase, two phase, liquid metal cooling, and core thermal design. Prerequisite(s): NE 305 or concurrent enrollment in ENGR 435 or consent of the instructor.

NE 499. Special Topics 1-2 (1-2,0). This course will enable NE students to apply the knowledge and skills gained in other courses toward the solution of practical problems in nuclear engineering. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

NEEP 571/471 Economic and Environmental Aspect of Nuclear Energy 3(3,0). Economics of the nuclear fuel cycle. Economic and environmental impact the nuclear fuel cycle. Impact on design, plant sitting and regulation. Consent of instructor.