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Last approved: Wed, 01 Jun 2016 08:19:01 GMT

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NE (Nuclear Engineering)
301
016168
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
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Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering
Fund of Nucl Engr
College of Engineering
Nuclear Engineering (14NE)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)


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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Scott Palmtag
Research Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture4040NoNA
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: MA 341 and (CSC 112 or CSC 113) and C- or better in NE 202
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
?Nuclear EngineeringRequired
Introductory course in nuclear engineering. Neutron physics, reactor operation, and reactor dynamics. Basic principles underlying the design and operation of nuclear systems, facilities and applications.

The one hour laboratory sections in NE 301 and NE 401 are being dropped and replaced by a new 2 hour reactor laboratory course.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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This is an existing course, currently taught by the faculty in Nuclear Engineering as part of our required curriculum. No additional resources are required.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the student will be able to:


1. Understand how neutrons interact with matter.


2. Calculate neutron cross sections and reaction rates.


3. Understand how and why fission occurs.


4. Understand the relationship between neutron flux and power and calculate one using the other.


5. Derive the one-group neutron diffusion equation and apply it to different reactor shapes and source


distributions.


6. Calculate the spatial flux distribution in a critical reactor system.


7. Understand the relationship between reactor power and reactivity.


8. Understand the effects of temperature on the reactivity of a reactor.


9. Write a computer program to calculate the radioactive decay of nuclides versus time.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Multiple exams50Two in class exams given each semester
Final Exam25Final exam to be taken during normal examination schedule
Homework15Homework assigned periodically throughout the semester
Project10A computational project is assigned each semester

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