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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 37.8k / Year
  • Deadline:
  • 1 March 2017
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 480pts.
  • Duration:
  • 4 years

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    Nuclear engineers are on the forefront of rapidly developing areas that include better, safer ways to power our planet. They’re working on reactor system designs, nuclear non-proliferation, radiation interaction with materials, and reducing and controlling radioactive waste.

    The Nuclear Engineering undergraduate program at the University of New Mexico gives the student broad training in the fundamentals of mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering, followed by professional specialty course work involving radiation interaction with matter, radiation transport, radiation detection and protection, nuclear reactor theory and safety, thermalhydraulics and nuclear systems design. Students also select technical electives that allow them to explore in-depth areas of interest in nuclear engineering.

    Among the exciting research areas, UNM nuclear engineering professors are studying what happens to the cooling system of a nuclear reactor under severe accident conditions.

    Collaborations with national laboratories focus on a variety of areas, including nuclear criticality safety, radiation transport, reactor theory, space nuclear power, and probabilistic risk assessment.

    The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

    Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 15 Crucial course:  Hours Minimum Grade  
      ENGL 110: Accelerated Composition or ENGL 111: Composition I and ENGL 112: Composition II or ENGL 113: Enhanced Composition 3 C
      MATH 162: Calculus I 4 C
      NE 101: Introduction to Chemical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering 1 C
      CHEM 121: General Chemistry I 3 C
      CHEM 123L: General Chemistry I Lab 1 C
      Humanities Core Course 3 C
    Term Hours: 15    
    Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 32 Crucial course:  Hours Minimum Grade  
      ENGL 120: Composition III 3 C
      MATH 163: Calculus II 4 C
      PHYC 160: General Physics I 3 C
      CS 151L: Computer Programming Fundamentals 3 C
      CHEM 122: General Chemistry II 3 C
      CHEM 124L: General Chemistry II Lab 1 C

    Term Hours: 17    
    Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 48 Crucial course:  Hours Minimum Grade  
      NE 230: Principles of Radiation Protection 3 C
      ECON 105: Macroeconomics 3 C
      MATH 264: Calculus III 4 C
      PHYC 161: General Physics II 3 C
      ENGL 219: Technical Writing 3 C
    Term Hours: 16    
    Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 62 Crucial course:  Hours Minimum Grade  
      NE 231: Principles of Nuclear Engineering 3 C
      NE 213: Laboratory Electronics for Chemical and Nuclear Engineers 3 C
      NE 371: Nuclear Materials Engineering 2 C
      NE 314: Thermodynamics and Nuclear Systems 3 C
      MATH 316: Differential Equations 3 C
    Term Hours: 14    
    Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 77 Crucial course:  Hours Minimum Grade  
      NE 311: Introduction to Transport Phenomena 3 C
      NE 315: Nuclear Engineering Analysis 3 C
      NE 323L: Radiation Detection and Measurement 3 C
      Nuclear Engineering Technical Elective 3 C
      CE 202: Engineering Statics 3 C
    Term Hours: 15    
    Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 92 Crucial course:  Hours Minimum Grade  
      NE 312: Unit Operations 3 C
      NE 313L: Introduction to Laboratory Techniques 3 C
      NE 330: Nuclear Engineering Science 3 C
      Technical Elective 3 C
      Fine Arts Core Course 3 C
    Term Hours: 15    
    Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 107 Crucial course:  Hours Minimum Grade  
      NE 410: Nuclear Reactor Theory I 3 C
      NE 464: Thermal Hydraulics of System 3 C
      NE 497L: Introduction to Nuclear Engineering Design 3 C
      NE 462: Monte Carlo Techniques 3 C
      Humanities Core Course 3 C
    Term Hours: 15    
    Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 124 Crucial course:  Hours Minimum Grade  
      NE 413L: Nuclear Engineering Lab 3 C
      NE 452: Senior Seminar 1 C
      NE 498L: Nuclear Engineering Design 4 C
      NE 470: Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials 3 C
      Foreign Language Core Course 3 C
      Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Course 3 C
    Term Hours: 17    

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    • Completed international admissions application
    • $50.00 application fee
    • Evidence of English language proficiency
    • Official academic transcripts and any required translations
    • Financial Responsibility Form and Official Bank Statements
    • TOEFL  PBT 520. CBT 190. IBT 68
    • IELTS  6.0
    • Pearson Test of English 47
    • Certificate of General Secondary Education


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