The goal of this certificate is to combine a comprehensive set of course curricula that will provide students with an understanding of the challenges and remedial measures associated with materials in nuclear energy systems. It includes courses in radiation damage, nuclear fuel performance, corrosion, and joining/welding. A laboratory course will provide hands-on experimental analysis in the areas of corrosion, welding, radiation damage, and non-destructive evaluation.
Students learn the challenges and remedial measures associated with materials in nuclear energy system and conduct experimental analysis in corrosion, welding, radiation damage, and nondesctructive evaluation.
|Required courses (10 credits)|
|N E/M S & E 423||Nuclear Engineering Materials 1||3|
|N E 424||Nuclear Materials Laboratory||1|
|N E 541||Radiation Damage in Metals 1||3|
|M S & E/M E 435||Joining of Materials: Structural, Electronic, Bio and Nano Materials||3|
|or M S & E/M E 462||Welding Metallurgy|
|Elective courses (minimum 6 cr.)|
|CIV ENGR 445||Steel Structures I||3|
|CIV ENGR 447||Concrete Structures I||3|
|M S & E 330||Thermodynamics of Materials||4|
|M S & E 352||Materials Science-Transformation of Solids||3|
|M S & E/N E 433||Principles of Corrosion||3|
|M S & E 463||Materials for Elevated Temperature Service||3|
|M S & E 560||Fundamentals of Atomistic Modeling||3|
|M S & E 570||Properties of Solid Surfaces||3|
Because M S & E 350 Introduction to Materials Science or M S & E 351 Materials Science-Structure and Property Relations in Solids are prerequisites for N E/M S & E 423 Nuclear Engineering Materials and N E 541 Radiation Damage in Metals, students are expected to take one of the two of these courses as prerequisites for the certificate.
Certificate COMPLETION REQUIREMENT
This undergraduate certificate must be completed concurrently with the student’s undergraduate degree. Students cannot delay degree completion to complete the certificate.
1. Identify the challenges and remedial measures associated with materials in nuclear energy systems by integrating the contents within each class into a complete understanding.
2. Describe and apply basic radiation damage, nuclear fuel performance, corrosion, and joining/welding concepts.
3. Design and conduct basic hands-on experiments in the areas of nuclear materials characterization.
4. Discuss scientifically and confidently about nuclear materials degradation issues with experts.