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Undergraduate Minor in Nuclear Engineering

Overview

The department offers a minor in nuclear engineering that is open to all students who are not majoring in NE and who have completed the necessary prerequisites for the minor requirements.  The Faculty Advisor for the Nuclear Engineering Minor is Professor Massimiliano Fratoni.

Admissions Requirements

The NE Minor is open to any undergraduate who has:

  • Declared a major (not NE) on the UC Berkeley campus
  • A GPA of at least 3.0 at the time of applying
  • Completion of the minor must not delay graduation.

Graduation Requirements

To be given credit for the NE minor, undergraduates must:

  • Fulfill all course requirements
  • Take upper-division NE courses for a letter grade.
  • Maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 in the required upper division NE courses

Prerequisites:

  • Mathematics 1A, 1B, 53, 54
  • Physics 7A, 7B, 7C
  • E45, Properties of Materials

 

Application Process

  • Submit the PETITION FOR ADMISSION TO THE UNDERGRADUATE MINOR to the Undergraduate Advisor's Office after completion of the prerequisite courses.
  • Sumit a PETITION FOR COMPLETION TO THE UNDERGRADUATE MINOR to the Undergraduate Advisor's Office upon completion of the minor requirements.
  • The department will verify the completion of minor and send the original form to the Office of the Registrar.  A copy will be sent to the student's College or School and one retained in the department.
  • A notation in the memorandum section of the student's transcript will indicate completion of the minor.
 

Course Requirements for the Minor

Course
Units
Title
Prerequisites
4
Nuclear Reactions and Radiation
Physics 7C
Students will also be required to take three additional courses from the following list:
Course
Units
Title
Prerequisites
NE100 3 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering Physics 7A and 7B, Physics 7C may be taken concurrently. Math 53 and 54 may be taken concurrently.
3
Nuclear Reactions and Radiation Laboratory
NE101
NE104 4 Radiation Detection and Nuclear Instrumentation Laboratory NE101 or equivalent or Consent of instructor, NE150 recommended
3
Introduction to Imaging
NE101 and 104, or Consent of instructor
3
Nuclear Materials
E45, and an upper-division course in thermodynamics, or Consent of instructor
3
Radioactive Waste Management
E117 or equivalent, or Consent of instructor
4
Analytical Methods for Non-Proliferation
NE101, or consent of instructor
3
Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Theory
NE101, Math53 and 54
3
Introduction to Numerical Simulation in Radiation Transport
Math 53 and 54
3
Nuclear Power Engineering
Courses in fluid mechanics and heat transfer, junior-level course in thermodynamics, or Consent of instructor
NE162 3 Radiation Biophysics and Dosimetry

Physics 7C, E7, NE101 recommended

3
Nuclear Reactor Safety
NE 150, NE 161, or consent of instructor
3
Nuclear Design: Design in Nuclear Power Technology and Instrumentation
 
3
Nuclear Design: Design in Bio-Nuclear, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy
NE162, NE107, or Consent of instructor
3
Methods of Risk Analysis
Consent of instructor
3
Introduction to Controlled Fusion
Physics 7C