Students must complete the Certificate Declaration Form. Contact Professor Douglass Henderson, Department of Engineering Physics, 151 Engineering Research Building, for further information.

Required courses (7 credits - must be taken for a letter grade)
N E/​M S & E  423 Nuclear Engineering Materials 13
N E 424 Nuclear Materials Laboratory1
M S & E/​M E  462 Welding Metallurgy3
Elective courses (minimum 9 credits - must be taken for a letter grade)
CIV ENGR 445 Steel Structures I3
CIV ENGR 447 Concrete Structures I3
E M A 303 Mechanics of Materials3
M S & E 330 Thermodynamics of Materials4
M S & E 352 Materials Science-Transformation of Solids3
M S & E/​N E  433 Principles of Corrosion3
M S & E 460 Introduction to Computational Materials Science and Engineering3
M S & E 463 Materials for Elevated Temperature Service3
M S & E 570 Properties of Solid Surfaces3
N E 541 Radiation Damage in Metals3
N E 545 Materials Degradation in Advanced Nuclear Reactor Environments3


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.