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Minor in Nuclear Engineering

This minor is designed for students who are interested in nuclear power engineering careers. Two other nuclear minors are offered within the College of Engineering:

These minors are open to students in a variety of colleges and all disciplines of engineering.


  • Minimum of 15 credit hours from the course list below
  • Math through differential equations
  • Two semesters of calculus-based physics


  • ENGR 2300: Engineering Thermodynamics (3)
  • NU ENG 2303: Harnessing the Atom in Everyday Life: Fulfilling Madame Curie’s Dream (3)
  • NU ENG 4303: Radiation Safety (3)
  • NU ENG 4315: Energy Systems and Resources (3)
  • NU ENG 4330: Scientific & Technological Aspects of Terrorism and Counterterrorism (3)
  • NU ENG 4346: Introduction to Reactor Engineering (3)
  • NU ENG 4353: Introduction to Fusion (3)
  • NU ENG 4391: Nuclear Radiation Detection (co-taught with CHEM 4600) (3)


Research Focus
  • Nuclear plasma and beam science
  • Material science
  • Pulsed power

Research Focus
  • RF effects on electrical and biological systems
  • Switches for high-powered applications
  • TH3, fractal antennas, matamaterials