Nuclear Engineering

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:4 years
Local:$ 33.1k / 1 Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 47.6k / 1 Academic year(s) Deadline: Feb 1, 2022
StudyQA ranking:507

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The overall educational objective of the Nuclear Engineering program is to help prepare our graduates to function effectively in the marketplace in a wide range of career paths in Nuclear Engineering. The technical part of the curriculum, emphasizes nuclear power engineering, which refers to complex systems used to generate electricity. Because of our strong educational and research emphasis in nuclear power engineering is strong, and because a shortage for this expertise exists in the industry, generally the industry values our graduates highly. We recognize that nuclear science, including nuclear security and non-proliferation, is an important growth area. We constantly assess and review the needs of our undergraduate students and their most frequent employers and use this feedback to consider revisions to our curriculum so that it is responsive to the needs of our constituents.

Program Educational Objectives:

Accordingly, we will endeavor to maintain and provide a curriculum that prepares our graduates such that:

  • Within two to three years of graduation, we expect the majority of our B.S. graduates to:
    • be working in industry, especially related to nuclear power engineering,
    • be working in government agencies or national laboratories,
    • be pursuing advanced degrees.
  • We expect that our students will continue to develop professionally and establish themselves in their careers and in this way may take the opportunity to further their education and training by attending graduate school or by pursuing other professional development.
Course Nbr Course Title Typically Offered

299

Foreign Studies

Spring Only

301

Fundamentals of Reactor Physics

Fall Only

302

Introduction to Reactor Design

Spring Only

309

Analytical Techniques for Nuclear Concept

Fall Only

310

Issues in Nuclear Engineering

 

399

Foreign Studies

Spring Only

401

Introduction to Nuclear Engineering

*** view multiple offerings

Fall Only

401

Introduction to Nuclear Engineering

Spring Only

403

Advanced Reactor Design

All Semesters

403

Advanced Reactor Design

Summer & Fall

403H

Advanced Reactor Design

*** view multiple offerings

Fall Only

405

Nuclear and Radiochemistry

*** view multiple offerings

Fall Only

406

Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics

 

406

Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics

Spring Only

409

Nuclear Materials

*** view multiple offerings

Spring Only

420

Radiological Safety

*** view multiple offerings

Fall & Spring

428

Radioactive Waste Control

Spring Only

430

Design Principles of Reactor Systems

*** view multiple offerings

Summer & Fall

431

Nuclear Reactor Core Design Synthesis

 

441

Nuclear Security Threat Analysis and Assessments

*** view multiple offerings

 

442

Nuclear Security System Design

 

450

Radiation Detection and Measurement

Spring Only

451

Experiments in Reactor Physics

Fall Only

470

Power Plant Simulation

Fall Only

494

Senior Thesis

 

496

Independent studies

All Semesters

  • Secondary School Records
  • Post-Secondary School Records
  • TOEFL: A minimum TOEFL score of 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL or 550 on the paper exam (code #2660)
  • IELTS: A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 on the academic test
  • Penn State requires first-year international students to submit an official score from the SAT or ACT examination.Please note: The writing component of standardized tests (SAT or ACT) is not required. The writing component will not be used as part of our evaluation. If your test scores include the writing component, by all means, have those scores sent to Penn State. Additionally, we do not require SAT Subject Tests.
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