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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering (ENME)
2181 Engineering Classroom Building, 301-405-2410

Contact Dr. G.A. Pertmer ( pertmer@umd.edu ) for further information.

The minor in Nuclear Engineering provides the engineering student with the understanding of nuclear engineering and its application to many different fields, such as power generation, reactor operation, and industrial uses. Students in the minor will learn the fundamentals of nuclear reactor engineering, radiation interactions and measurement, power plant design concepts, and reactor safety. The minor is open to any student in the Clark School of Engineering.

Requirements for Minor

To successfully complete the minor in nuclear engineering, a student must complete a total of 15 credits (5 3-credit courses). All courses must be completed with a grade of "C-" or higher. A maximum of two of the required five courses can be used to satisfy requirements of the student's major (with approval of the major department).

All students pursuing the minor will be required to take the following four courses:

  • ENME430 - Fundamentals of Nuclear Reactor Engineering
  • ENME431 - Nuclear Reactor Systems and Safety
  • ENME432 - Reactor and Radiation Measurements Laboratory
  • ENME472 - Capstone Design Project (Nuclear Topic)

The fifth course for the minor will be selected, with the help of the student's minor advisor, based on student interest. Some possible choices include:

  • ENME488 - Special Problems in Mechanical Engineering
  • ENME489 - Special Topics is Mechanical Engineering (Student would select an appropriate course from a number of special topics courses taught each semester in the Mechanical Engineering Department)
  • ENRE447 - System Safety Engineering
  • ENMA422 - Radiation Effects on Materials
  • ENEE474 - Power Systems

  Students who fulfill minor requirements will receive a notation on their official transcript.

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