The Department has been a leader in developing a vision of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NS&E) as an academic discipline with a basic core knowledge that supports and fosters many diverse applications.
The core discipline, Applied Nuclear Science, includes low energy nuclear physics, the interaction of ionizing radiation with matter, and plasma science and technology. It provides each graduate student with an education in NS&E broad enough to prepare her or him for research and deeper study.
The curriculum for this core is delivered in three subjects that are the common basis for all NS&E study.
The three subjects are:
The department offers in-depth subjects for applications in the nuclear energy areas of fission and fusion. The subjects offered incorporate the engineering of power devices based on the integration of the nuclear phenomena, materials sciences, thermal and structural considerations, and plasma fusion technology.
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