Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

SYE 3501 Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering

Prerequisites: PHYS 2212, 2212L and MATH 2254


This course provides an overview of the nuclear sciences field. Topics covered include: basic nuclear physics, radioactivity and radioactive decay process, nuclear reactions, radiation detection, basic health physics, radiation protection, fission and fusion processes, neutron interaction, nuclear energy conversion, different nuclear reactors, reactor operations, reactor control and basic nuclear fuel cycle.

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