Nuclear & Radiological Engr (NRE)

NRE 2110. Introduction to Nuclear and Radiological Engineering. 2 Credit Hours.

Introduction to nuclear and radiological engineering; nuclear energy production and radiation technologies and their role of importance to society, their environmental impact.

NRE 2698. Undergraduate Research Assistantship. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

NRE 2699. Undergraduate Research. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

NRE 3112. Nuclear Radiation Detection. 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to the principles and characteristics of basic detectors for nuclear radiation and the pulse processing electronics associated with them.

NRE 3208. Nuclear Reactor Phys I. 3 Credit Hours.

Intermediate treatment of reactor physics and associated advanced mathematics topics.

NRE 3212. Fundamentals of Nuclear and Radiological Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

Intermediate treatment of nuclear and radiological engineering, with emphasis on reactor physics and engineering, radiation protection, and radiation shielding.

NRE 3301. Radiation Physics. 3 Credit Hours.

Characteristics of atomic and nuclear radiations, transition probabilities, radioactivity, classical and quantum-mechanical derivations of cross sections, interactions of photon, neutron, and charged particles with matter.

NRE 3316. Radiation Protection Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

Covers radiation dosimetry, biological effects of radiation, radiation-protection criteria and exposure limits, external radiation protection, internal radiation protection, and sources of human exposure.

NRE 3XXX. Nuclear&Rad Eng Elective. 1-21 Credit Hours.

NRE 4206. Radiation Physics Laboratory. 2 Credit Hours.

Measurements of reactor parameters, such as approach to criticality, flux mapping, buckling, and diffusion length using subcritical assemblies. Neutron spectral measurements, shield transmission measurements, and other radiation field measurements.

NRE 4208. Nuclear Reactor Physics II. 4 Credit Hours.

Advanced treatment of reactor physics and associated advanced mathematics topics. Students may not receive credit for both NRE 4208 and NRE 4202.

NRE 4214. Reactor Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

Nuclear heat generation; fuel elements' thermal analysis; single and two-phase flow and heat transfer in reactor systems; core thermal design and treatment of uncertainties.

NRE 4232. Nuclear and Radiological Engineering Design. 4 Credit Hours.

Introduction to the methodologies of nuclear and radiological design. An open-ended design project that integrates all relevant engineering aspects is to be completed in this course.

NRE 4234. Nuclear Criticality Safety Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

This course covers the theoretical concepts, the computational techniques, and the principal methods of criticality safety.

NRE 4266. Light Water Reactor Technology. 3 Credit Hours.

A systematic survey of the technology of both pressurized and boiling water reactors with emphasis on the nuclear stream supply system and its associated safety and control systems.

NRE 4328. Radiation Sources and Applications. 3 Credit Hours.

Radiation Sources. Radioisotope production. Application of radiation and radioisotope technology in industry and medicine.

NRE 4404. Radiological Assessment and Waste Management. 3 Credit Hours.

Mathematical models for movement in the environment. Scenario development for release, environmental transport, and exposure. Radioactive waste disposal facilities and waste disposal technology.

NRE 4430. Nuclear Regulatory Requirements. 2 Credit Hours.

This course introduces regulatory organizations and delineates their jurisdictions. It covers the fundamentals of regulations, the impacts on occupational workers, the public, and the environment.

NRE 4610. Introduction to Plasma Physics and Fusion Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

A first course in plasma physics and magnetic confinement fusion: basic plasma physics, magnetic confinement concepts, fusion engineering, and a review of the current status of fusion research.

NRE 4698. Undergraduate Research Assistantship. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

NRE 4699. Undergraduate Research. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

NRE 4750. Diagnostic Imaging Physics. 3 Credit Hours.

Physics and image formation methods for conventional X-ray CT, nuclear medicine, and magnetic resonance and ultrasound imaging.

NRE 4770. Nuclear Chemical Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

This course surveys the chemical engineering aspects of nuclear power. Topics include nuclear reactions, fuel cycles, solvent extraction of metals, the properties of actinides and other irradiated fuel materials, fuel reprocessing, and radioactive waste management. Crosslisted with CHE 4770.

NRE 4801. Special Topics. 1 Credit Hour.

Special topic offerings of current interest not included in regular courses.

NRE 4802. Special Topics. 2 Credit Hours.

Special topic offerings of current interest not included in regular courses.

NRE 4803. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Special topic offerings of current interest not included in regular courses.

NRE 4804. Special Topics. 4 Credit Hours.

Special topics offerings of current interest not included in regular courses.

NRE 4805. Special Topics. 5 Credit Hours.

Special topic offerings of current interest not included in regular courses.

NRE 4901. Special Problems. 1-21 Credit Hours.

NRE 4902. Special Problems. 1-21 Credit Hours.

NRE 4903. Special Problems. 1-21 Credit Hours.

NRE 4XXX. Nuclear&Rad Eng Elective. 1-21 Credit Hours.

NRE 6101. Transport Fundamentals. 3 Credit Hours.

Neutral and charged particle transport. Fluid mass, energy, and momentum transport. Models used in nuclear radiation transport; fluid hydrodynamics, radiative and plasma transport.

NRE 6102. Plasma Physics. 3 Credit Hours.

Physics of ionized plasmas. Magnetic confinement, kinetic and fluid theories, equilibrium, waves and stability, plasma-material interactions, atomic/molecular-plasma interactions, multispecies transport. Plasma processing applications.

NRE 6103. Computational Methods of Radiation Transport. 3 Credit Hours.

Deterministic and stochastic computational methods for solving transport equations of neutral particles.

NRE 6201. Reactor Physics. 3 Credit Hours.

Fundamentals of reactor physics for nuclear analysis of neutron chain reactors and for developing tools required for design of those reactors.

NRE 6301. Reactor Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

Two-phase flow, boiling heat transfer, fast reactor thermal-hydraulics, reactor thermal-hydraulics uncertainty analysis, loss-of-coolant accidents. Reactor thermal- hydraulic accident analysis.

NRE 6401. Advanced Nuclear Engineering Design. 3 Credit Hours.

Synthesis of principles of nuclear engineering in the design of nuclear reactors and other facilities.

NRE 6434. Nuclear Criticality Safety Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

Concepts, computational techniques, and the principal methods of criticality safety such as accident experience, standards, experiments, computer and hand calculations, limits and regulations. Application to overall facility operation.

NRE 6501. Nuclear Fuel Cycle. 3 Credit Hours.

Fission fuel cycle, uranium mining and milling, enrichment. Fuel fabrication. In-core fuel management. Reprocessing and fuel cycle economics. Spent-fuel waste management.

NRE 6502. Nuclear Materials. 3 Credit Hours.

Materials science and engineering of metallic and ceramic fuels; cladding, structural, and control materials including radiation effects.

NRE 6755. Radiological Assessment and Waste Management. 3 Credit Hours.

Critical analyses of sources and human exposures, mathematical models for movement through the biosphere, environmental transport, and exposure for nuclear facilities and waste disposal processing. Crosslisted with HP 6755.

NRE 6756. Radiation Physics. 3 Credit Hours.

Characteristics of atomic and nuclear radiation, transition probabilities, radioactivity and isotopes, cross sections, electromagnetic radiation, neutrons, and charged particle interaction with matter. Crosslisted with HP 6756.

NRE 6757. Radiation Detection. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to the theory and application of radiation detectors, measurement methods, signal processing, and data analysis. Crosslisted with HP 6757.

NRE 6758. Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

Numerical methods for solution of engineering problems; initial, eigenvalue, and boundary-value problems; computational stability for ordinary and linear partial differential equations. Crosslisted with ME and HP 6758.

NRE 6759. Radiation Shielding Principles and Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

Principles of Radiation Shielding; Design of Shields; Computational Methods for Analysis of Shielding; Emphasis on Monte Carlo Simulation as a Shielding Tool.

NRE 6XXX. Nuclear&Rad Eng Elective. 1-21 Credit Hours.

NRE 7000. Master's Thesis. 1-21 Credit Hours.

NRE 7103. Advanced Plasma Physics. 3 Credit Hours.

Classical and collective transport phenomena, plasma instabilities, plasma-materials interactions, and plasma edge physics. Emphasis on magnetic fusion, plasma processing, and other plasma applications research.

NRE 7203. Advanced Reactor Physics. 3 Credit Hours.

Advanced topics in reactor physics and transport theory.

NRE 7757. Teaching Practicum. 3 Credit Hours.

Supervised teaching for doctoral students. Teaching techniques, course and curriculum design, student evaluation methods and criteria. Students may, in some instances, prepare and present lectures. Crosslisted with HP, ME, and CHBE 7757.

NRE 8011. Seminars in Nuclear Engineering. 1 Credit Hour.

Seminars involving current research projects presented by graduate students, faculty, and invited speakers.

NRE 8012. Seminars in Nuclear Engineering. 1 Credit Hour.

Seminars involving current research projects presented by graduate students, faculty, and invited speakers.

NRE 8801. Special Topics in Nuclear Engineering. 1 Credit Hour.

Special topic offerings of current interest in nuclear engineering not included in regular courses.

NRE 8802. Special Topics in Nuclear Engineering. 2 Credit Hours.

Special topic offerings of current interest in nuclear engineering not included in regular courses.

NRE 8803. Special Topics in Nuclear Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

Special topic offerings of current interest in nuclear engineering not included in regular courses.

NRE 8804. Special Topics in Nuclear Engineering. 4 Credit Hours.

Special topic offerings of current interest in nuclear engineering not included in regular courses.

NRE 8805. Special Topics in Nuclear Engineering. 5 Credit Hours.

Special topics offerings of current interest in nuclear engineering not included in regular courses.

NRE 8806. Special Topics in Nuclear Engineering. 6 Credit Hours.

Special topics offerings of current interest in nuclear engineering not included in regular courses.

NRE 8901. Special Problems in Nuclear Engineering. 1-21 Credit Hours.

Individual studies and/or experimental investigations of problems of current interest in nuclear engineering.

NRE 8902. Special Problems in Nuclear Engineering. 1-21 Credit Hours.

Individual studies and/or experimental investigations of problems of current interest in nuclear engineering.

NRE 8903. Special Problems in Nuclear Engineering. 1-21 Credit Hours.

Individual studies and/or experimental investigations of problems of current interest in nuclear engineering.

NRE 8904. Special Problems in Nuclear Engineering. 1-21 Credit Hours.

Individual studies and/or experimental investigations of problems of current interest in nuclear engineering.

NRE 8905. Special Problems in Nuclear Engineering. 1-21 Credit Hours.

Individual studies and/or experimental investigations of problems of current interest in nuclear engineering.

NRE 8906. Special Problems in Nuclear Engineering. 1-21 Credit Hours.

Individual studies and/or experimental investigations of problems of current interest in nuclear engineering.

NRE 8997. Teaching Assistantship. 1-9 Credit Hours.

For graduate students holding graduate teaching assistantships.

NRE 8998. Research Assistantship. 1-9 Credit Hours.

For graduate students holding graduate research assistantships.

NRE 9000. Doctoral Thesis. 1-21 Credit Hours.