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Last approved: Wed, 07 Mar 2018 15:51:24 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 07 Mar 2018 15:51:15 GMT

Change Type
Major
NE (Nuclear Engineering)
401
016171
Dual-Level Course
Yes
501
Cross-listed Course
No
Reactor Analysis and Design
Reac Anly & Des
College of Engineering
Nuclear Engineering (14NE)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Hybrid (Online/Face to Face)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Dmitriy Anistratov
Associate Professor
full

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
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
STD101NoNA
Prerequisites: MA 401 and C- or better in NE 301
Prerequisites: NE 520, MA 401, and CSC 112
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
14NEBSNuclear EngineeringRequired
Elements of nuclear reactor theory for reactor core design and operation.  Includes one-group neutron transport and mutigroup diffusion models, analytical and numerical criticality search, and flux distribution and calculations for homogeneous and heterogeneous reactors, slowing down models, introduction to perturbation theory.

Revision in course hours from 4 to 3.  The one hour laboratory sections associated with NE 301 and NE 401 are being dropped.  In their place, a new required 2 hour Reactor Laboratory course is being added in the Spring Semester.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
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Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
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Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

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 the course, the student will be able to:


a. apply the basic physical and mathematical models of particle transport that are behind basic theory of


nuclear reactors


b. interpret the areas of application of these models,


c. apply these models for analysis of model reactors


d. perform basic calculations of flux distribution and criticality parameters (eigenvalues)


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Multiple exams25Two in-class exams
Homework30Weekly homework assigned
Final Exam25Final examination given during the normal examination schedule
Project20One computational project
NE 501 has a separate syllabus for graduate students (attached).

mlnosbis 10/5/2016: No overlapping courses. There should be one syllabus for the course that covers undergraduate and graduate requirements. This is the requirement for all dual-level courses.

ghodge 10/14/2015 Need one dual level syllabus. Edit the Student Evaluation Methods shown above to include both undergraduate and graduate student requirements

ghodge 11/01/2016 Student Learning outcomes do not match between CIM form and syllabus; Grading does not match between CIM form and syllabus; grading does not explain difference between 401 and 501; any difference between 401 and 501 for learning outcomes. Return to program

mlnosbis 11/3/2016: Received updated syllabus.

ASBGS Reviewer Comments:
- Textbook information is incomplete (required/optional, pricing, etc)
- Statement of differences between the 400- and 500-level versions is weak; the additional learning outcome for the graduate course is not assessable.
- Some dates in the action use spring dates, while others use fall dates.
- Class schedule ends 4/22/17, while the last day of classes is 4/28. A simple weekly schedule would be better and more permanent.
- Grading descriptions are too vague.
- “grading will go approximately as follows”. What is “approximate” about it?
- Typo entry for bullet item that simply says “The grading scale"
- Numerical to letter grade table needs <= entries to explain, for example, what grade a score of 89.3 would receive.
- The spot checking of HW should be described more carefully. (And as a personal opinion, this approach is destined to generate negative sentiment about the course and instructor.)
- The plan for auditors seems to be more suitable for S/U grading, since the policy statement mentions “to obtain credit”
- Extra credit mechanism is not clearly explained

ghodge 11/21/2016 Please ask program to address the concerns of the ABGS reviewers.

mlnosbis 1/10/2017: Concerns have been addressed.
lamarcus (Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:25:40 GMT): Rollback: LAMARCUS: Dual-level syllabus must be attached.
lamarcus (Wed, 07 Sep 2016 18:26:13 GMT): Rollback: NE 401/501 syllabus not attached - please attach a single, dual-level syllabus in order to move the course forward. Thanks!
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