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Nuclear Engineering Minor

Nuclear Engineering Minor

The nuclear industry expanded rapidly in the 1960s and early 1970s and during that time hired thousands of engineers and scientists. Those people are now approaching retirement age, and the nuclear industry needs to replace them. Electric utilities, national laboratories and government regulatory agencies need both nuclear engineers and scientists and engineers in other fields who also have some knowledge of nuclear technology. Because so many senior people are retiring, there will be many opportunities for rapid advancement in the nuclear industry over the next several years. Ohio State offers an undergraduate minor in Nuclear Engineering to provide students with the knowledge and skills they will need for many entry-level positions in the nuclear industry.

The undergraduate minor in Nuclear Engineering requires one core course and three additional courses selected from a list of options. 

Required Course

Course # Course Title Credit Hours Semester Offered
NE 4505 Nuclear Science and Engineering 3 Autumn and Spring

Additional Courses

Select a minimum of 9-credit hours from the following courses

Course # Course Title Credit Hours Semester Offered
NE 4506 Undergraduate Nuclear Engineering Laboratory 3 Autumn
NE 4536 Nuclear Reaction System 3 Spring
NE 5606 Radiation Protection and Shielding 3 Autumn and Spring
NE 5610 Reactor Safety 3 Spring
NE 5735 Nuclear Power Plant Operations 3 Spring
NE 5742 Nuclear Radiations and Measurements 3 Spring
NE 5776 Radioactive Waste Management/Nuclear Fuel Cycles 3 Autumn 


Questions about the nuclear engineering undergraduate minor? Contact Dr. Richard Vasques(.4).