Nuclear Engineering Minor

Mechanical Engineering (ENME)
2181 Engineering Classroom Building
Phone: 301-405-0279

Contact Dr. Patrick McCluskey ( for further information.

The minor in Nuclear Engineering provides the engineering student with the understanding of nuclear engineering and its application to many different fields, such as power generation, reactor operation, and industrial uses. Students in the minor will learn the fundamentals of nuclear reactor engineering, radiation interactions and measurement, power plant design concepts, and reactor safety. The minor is open to any student in the Clark School of Engineering.

To successfully complete the minor in nuclear engineering, a student must complete a total of 15 credits (5 3-credit courses). All courses must be completed with a grade of "C-" or higher. A maximum of two of the required five courses can be used to satisfy requirements of the student's major (with approval of the major department).

Course Title Credits
All students pursuing the minor will be required to take the following four courses:
ENME430Fundamentals of Nuclear Reactor Engineering3
ENME431Nuclear Reactor Systems and Safety3
ENME432Reactor and Radiation Measurements Laboratory3
ENRE447Fundamentals of Reliability Engineering3
Nuclear Engineering Elective 13
Total Credits15

The elective course should be related to nuclear engineering and must be approved by the minor advisor.

Students who fulfill minor requirements will receive a notation on their official transcript.