Nuclear Engineering Minor
The Nuclear Engineering program is designed to prepare students for careers involved with the many beneficial applications of nuclear energy, radiation, and radioactive materials. Nuclear engineering professions are essential to society’s well-being since they enable significant public benefits through energy security, national defense, medical health, and industrial competitiveness.
This undergraduate curricula is designed for students with professional interests in the field of nuclear engineering and technology. This specialized field involves an integrated study of the physical aspects of ionizing and nonionizing radiation, nuclear power and alternative technology development and application, through theoretical and methodologic development.
Competitive scholarships are available to incoming undergraduate students. The U.S. Department of Energy and National Academy for Nuclear Training support a number of scholarship programs each year.
World-class facilities are available for the instructional and research programs of the school. These are housed in the OSU Radiation Center and include a TRIGA Mark II nuclear reactor, the Advanced Thermal Hydraulic Research Laboratory, the Advanced Nuclear Systems Engineering Laboratory, and laboratories specially designed to accommodate radiation and the use of radioactive materials.
Minor Code: 327
Students not majoring in nuclear engineering or radiation health physics may earn a Nuclear Engineering minor, which consists of the following courses:
& NSE 235
|NUCLEAR AND RADIATION PHYSICS I|
and NUCLEAR AND RADIATION PHYSICS II
|NSE 236||NUCLEAR RADIATION DETECTION AND INSTRUMENTATION||4|
|NSE 451||NEUTRONIC ANALYSIS I||3|
|NSE 473||NUCLEAR REACTOR SYSTEMS ANALYSIS||3|
|NSE 481||RADIATION PROTECTION||4|
|NSE courses at 300 level or higher||7|
Minor Code: 327