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 (7 credits - must be taken for a letter grade)|
|N E/M S & E 423||Nuclear Engineering Materials 1||3|
|N E 424||Nuclear Materials Laboratory||1|
|M S & E/M E 462||Welding Metallurgy||3|
|Elective courses (minimum 9 credits - must be taken for a letter grade)|
|CIV ENGR 445||Steel Structures I||3|
|CIV ENGR 447||Concrete Structures I||3|
|E M A 303||Mechanics of Materials||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 460||Introduction to Computational Materials Science and Engineering||3|
|M S & E 463||Materials for Elevated Temperature Service||3|
|M S & E 570||Properties of Solid Surfaces||3|
|N E 541||Radiation Damage in Metals||3|
|N E 602||Special Topics in Reactor Engineering (Topic: Environmental Degradation of Materials in Advanced Nuclear Reactors)||0-3|
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, 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.
- Identify the challenges and remedial measures associated with materials in nuclear energy systems by integrating the contents within each class into a complete understanding.
- Describe and apply basic radiation damage, nuclear fuel performance, corrosion, and joining/welding concepts.
- Design and conduct basic hands-on experiments in the areas of nuclear materials characterization.
- Discuss scientifically and confidently about nuclear materials degradation issues with experts.