Minor in Nuclear Engineering

The Minor in Nuclear Engineering is one of three minors offered within the Nuclear Engineering academic curriculum to provide students the opportunity to obtain education and training in nuclear sciences.  It is designed for students from Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics or related disciplines who are interested in nuclear power.


The minor requires a minimum of 15 credits of course work.  As background preparation, the minor requires math through differential equations and two semesters of calculus-based physics.

Required courses:
ENGINR 2300Engineering Thermodynamics3
NU_ENG 4315Energy Systems and Resources3
NU_ENG 4346Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Engineering I3
NU_ENG 4391Nuclear Radiation Detection3
or CHEM 4600 Introduction to Radiochemistry with Lab
Select one additional course from the list below:
NU_ENG 2201Topics in Nuclear Engineering3
NU_ENG 4303Radiation Safety3
NU_ENG 4330Science and Technology of Terrorism and Counter Terrorism3
ECE 7550Introduction to Plasmas3
NU_ENG 2303Harnessing the Atoms in Everyday Life: Fulfill M Curie's Dream3