Nuclear Engineering (Minor)

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The minor in Nuclear Engineering is intended to allow engineering students to develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts and practices of nuclear engineering.  It is designed to provide students with the essentials necessary for employment in nuclear- related fields.  Students considering advanced study should also benefit from the minor in nuclear engineering.

Admissions and Certification of Minor

Students are to contact Dr. J. Michael Doster, Director of Undergraduate Programs (2107 Burlington Engineering Laboratories, 911.515.3658, to discuss their plan of study. Dr. Doster will also certify completion of the student’s minor program. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program.  Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State. To be admitted to the program, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal. Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. To apply to Add a Minor, go to:

Contact Person

J. Michael Doster
2107 Burlington Engineering Laboratories

SIS Code:  14NEM

Plan Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 16 credit hours of NE designated courses.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C-‘ or higher.
Required Courses
NE 201Introduction to Nuclear Engineering2
NE 202Radiation Sources, Interaction and Detection4
NE 301Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering3
Elective Courses 1
Select two of the following:6-8
Nuclear Reactor Energy Conversion 2
Reactor Analysis and Design 2
Reactor Engineering
Radiation Safety and Shielding
Nuclear Materials
Nuclear Fuel Cycles
Introduction to Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy
Total Hours15-17