Nuclear and Radiological Engineering


This minor is for students interested in careers related to nuclear and radiological engineering, usually as a complement to a major in another engineering discipline or physical science. In addition to the areas of power generation and national security, nuclear engineering knowledge and skills are critical in nuclear medicine, radiation imaging, petroleum applications, and non-destructive testing.

About this Program

Department Information

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering strives to serve the scientific and engineering community of the state and nation by providing quality education in the field, conducting basic and applied research to enhance science in the field, and supplying short courses, technology transfer, industrial consulting, and distance learning to promote engineering in the field.


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P.O. Box 116400
549 Gale Lemerand Drive


Upon completion of the minor, students will have a broad background in nuclear engineering, including mathematics/computation, radiation sources, the interaction of radiation with matter, reactor analysis (neutronics), and radiation detection/instrumentation. Students will be capable of performing engineering analysis and design in areas relevant to nuclear engineering, or to pursue graduate student in nuclear engineering or a closely related field.


MAP 2302Elementary Differential Equations3

Required Courses

ENU 4001Nuclear Engineering Analysis 14
ENU 4103Reactor Analysis and Computation 1: Statics4
ENU 4605Radiation Interactions and Sources 14
ENU 4612Nuclear Radiation Detection and Instrumentation3
Total Credits15