Quality Programs Available On-Line
The Penn State College of Engineering's graduate programs in industrial engineering and nuclear engineering were ranked fourth and fifth, respectively, by a national survey released March 15 by U.S. News & World Report. The college's graduate program was ranked 25th overall. The information will appear in U.S. News & World Report's publication, "Best Graduate Schools 2012," which will go on sale April 5, 2011.
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This quality instruction is available on-line from the Office
of Continuing & Distance Education in Engineering and the
Department of Mechanical
& Nuclear Engineering. The Program has developed a series of courses,
that are delivered live and/or on-demand video over the Internet,
and will lead to a Master’s of Engineering in Nuclear Engineering
The Master of Engineering degree requires 27 credits of course work plus 3 credits of research/paper writing (NucE 596) to complete the degree. Eighteen (18) credits must be 500 level courses (including the paper credits – NucE 596). At least six (6) credits of the 500 level courses must be NucE courses. The remaining 12 credits may be 400 level courses. At least 12 credits must be NucE courses (400 or 500 level courses). You may begin the program as a non-degree graduate student. However, you can only complete 12 credits as a non-degree graduate student. You will need to apply as a degree seeking student to continue in the program beyond 12 credits.
Special Note Regarding Nuce 596 Professional Topics Paper
You should be thinking of a paper topic early on in this program. You are required to get a paper topic and advisor approved before you register for the paper credits (NucE 596). There is a submission form for this information under the Forms and Program Resources tab. You should start this process early, before you register for the paper credits. You can be working on your paper for months before actually registering for the paper credits. The process goes like this:
- Submit the Professional Topic and Advisor Selection Form, after you have chosen a topic and researched which faculty member is in your chosen area. (See the form for directions).
- Receive approval on your paper topic and acceptance by your chosen advisor. Please see the Program Requirements for more details on completing the Scholarly Paper.
- Submit an outline of your paper to your advisor and get feedback. Correspond with your advisor and get their comments.
- It takes time for your advisor to review your paper and make comments. It is important that you allow enough time for several reviews and revisions to be made throughout the paper approval process.
- If you feel you will graduate this semester, you must go to eLion and file your intent to graduate form. See Forms and Resources for dates and links.
The minimum level of MATH needed to register for a graduate level nuclear engineering course is:
- Calculus With Analytic Geometry I: Functions, limits; analytic geometry; derivatives, differentials, applications; integrals, applications
- Calculus with Analytic Geometry II: Derivatives, integrals, applications; sequences and series; analytic geometry; polar coordinates
- Matrices : Systems of linear equations; matrix algebra; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; linear systems of differential equations
- Calculus and Vector Analysis: Three-dimensional analytic geometry; vectors in space; partial differentiation; double and triple integrals; integral vector calculus
- Calculus of Several Variables: Analytic geometry in space; partial differentiation and applications
- Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations: First- and second-order equations; special functions; Laplace transform solutions; higher order equations; Fourier series; partial differential equations
- Ordinary Differential Equations: First- and second-order equations; special functions; Laplace transform solutions; higher order equations
The minimum level of PHYSICS needed to register for a graduate level nuclear engineering course is:
- Mechanics: Calculus-based study of the basic concepts of mechanics: motion, force, Newton's laws, energy, collisions, and rotation
- Electricity and Magnetism: Calculus-based study of the basic concepts of electricity and magnetism
- Wave Motion and Quantum Physics: Calculus-based study of the basic concepts of wave motion, geometrical optics, interference phenomena, photons, wave mechanics, and the structure of matter
- Introduction to Modern Physics: Relativity and quantum theory applied to selected topics in atomic, molecular, solid state, and nuclear physics
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