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 (13 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/N E 433||Principles of Corrosion||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 3 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 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.