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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nuclear Criticality Safety Graduate Certificate

The certificate is designed primarily for part-time students. All of the courses are available through distance education.

Campus Code

Knoxville Campus

Graduate Certificate Type



Admissions Standards/Procedures

  • Students must have a Bachelor of Science degree in nuclear engineering from a recognized university with a major in engineering, physics, chemistry, or mathematics.
  • All entering students must have, as a minimum, competency in mathematics through ordinary differential equations.
  • Students must apply through Graduate Admissions to the graduate certificate program prior to completing six credit hours toward the certificate.

Credit Hours Required

12 graduate credit hours

Required Courses

  • Complete NE 421 , NE 543 , and NE 582  
  • Plus one of the following two courses: NE 470  or NE 571 .
    • The selection of one of the latter two courses is determined through an advising conference with each individual student and is based on the student’s personal interests, academic background, and work experience.