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Nuclear and Energy Engineering (NEE) Engineering Building, Room 200 (520) 6212551 Professors William L. Filippone, Barry D. Ganapol, David L. Hetrick (Emeritus), Roy G. Post (Emeritus), Robert L. Seale, Morton E. Wacks, John G. Williams Associate Professors Morris Farr, Acting Head, Rocco Fazzolari The department offers the Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees with a major in nuclear engineering. For undergraduate degree requirements, please see the College of Engineering and Mines section of this catalog. For graduate degree requirements, please see the Graduate Catalog. NOTE TO ALL NUCLEAR ENGINEERING STUDENTS: You will receive credit toward the completion of your major program for the following courses: PHYS 450, "Introductory Nuclear Physics"; PHYS 550, "Introductory Nuclear Physics". 109. History of Technology and Society (3) I Significant developments in human history emphasizing the role of technology as an agent for social change; particular attention to the use of energy resources. (Identical with ENGR 109) 200. Radiation Detection and Isotopes Laboratory (3) II Introduction to the principles and practices of radiation measurement, experimental techniques and data reduction methods. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, 201. 201. Instrumentation and Measurements Laboratory (2) I Techniques of instrument use for measurements of pressure, temperature, mass flow and radiation intensity. Data analysis, error, analysis, lab notebook, technical reporting. 1L, 3L. P, MATH 125b; CR PHYS 116. 280. Basic Nuclear Processes (3) I Nuclear structure and stability, radioactive decay and interactions of radiation with matter. 2ES. P, CHEM 103b, 104b, MATH 125b. 380. Elements of Nuclear Reactor Theory (4) I Neutron diffusion and slowing down theory, as applied to bare and reflected reactors; the effects of core inhomogeneity on neutron behavior. 2ES, 1ED. P, 280, SIE 270. 381. Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Engineering (3) II The analysis and design of nuclear power stations, with emphasis on central station systems. 0.5ES, 2.5ED. P, 380. 382. Introduction to Fusion (3) II Science and technology of fusion. 0.5ES. P, PHYS 330, MATH 254. 402. Senior Energy Laboratory (3) II Basic measurements of energy quality, quantity, flow, and conversion. Includes active and passive solar as well as other alternative energy sources. 2R, 3L. 2ES. P, 445 or CR. (Identical with A ME 402) Writing Emphasis Course for energy engineering students. P, satisfaction of the upperdivision writingproficiency requirement (see "WritingEmphasis Courses" in the Academic Policies and Graduation Requirements section of this catalog). 406. Nuclear Engineering Laboratory (4) I II Experimental techniques for determining various parameters in nuclear systems; experiments using the critical and subcritical reactors. 3R, 3L. P, 380. WritingEmphasis Course for nuclear engineering students. P, satisfaction of the upperdivision writingproficiency requirement (see "WritingEmphasis Courses" in the Academic Guidelines section of this catalog). May be convened with 506. 414. Energy System Design (3) II Modern engineering design methods to effectively use thermal energy and power. Covers: economic analysis and modeling of thermal equipment; optimization techniques; steady state and dynamic simulation of energy systems. Comprehensive project. 3ED. CR, A ME 432. May be convened with 514. 440. Energy Utilization and Management (3) I Methods for evaluating the technical and economic aspects of energy conversion and usage directed toward the effective utilization of resources, including economics, HVAC systems, electric power, lighting and industrial processes. 2ES, 1ED. May be convened with 540. 441. Air Conditioning Engineering (3) I (Identical with A ME 441) 442. HVAC System Design (3) II Analysis and design of air conditioning systems for commercial and industrial buildings, including equipment and component selection. Energyefficient concepts, controls and computer analysis will be emphasized. 1ES, 2ED. P, 441. (Identical with A ME 442) May be convened with 542. 445. Solar Energy Engineering (3) I Energy analyses of active and passive solar collectors; solar cells; energy storage; systems for solar heating and cooling; mechanical and electrical power; perspective. 2ES, 1ED. P, A ME 230. (Identical with A ME 445) May be convened with 545. 446. Photovoltaic Systems Engineering (3) I Presents system performance prediction methods, load estimation, power conditioners, battery storage principles, system design, and qualitative semiconductor device physics. (Identical with ECE 446) 2ES, 1ED. May be convened with 546. 447. Direct Energy Conversion (3) II Engineering requirements for achieving direct conversion of energy to electrical power; the engineering of thermoelectric and thermionic convertors, fuel cells, magnetohydrodynamic, and photoelectric systems. 1ES, 1ED. P, MATH 254; A ME 230; or PHYS 121. (Identical with A ME 447 and ECE 447) May be convened with 547. 456. Engineering System Simulation (3) II Dynamic modeling and simulation of engineering systems, including energy conversion systems, nuclear and chemical reactors, and control systems, using digital continuoussystem simulation languages. 1ES, 1ED. P, A ME 230; MATH 254. May be convened with 556. 463. Energy from Biomass (3) II (Identical with ABE 463) May be convened with 563. 481. Nuclear Fuel Cycles (3) I The processes, methods, and strategies of the nuclear fuel cycle. 2ES, 1ED. P, 280, A ME 230. May be convened with 581. 482. Contemporary Nuclear Power Systems (3) I Analysis of present nuclear power plants, with emphasis on design decisions as they affect performance of individual systems; advanced design concepts; proposed standard designs; comparison of different contemporary systems. 0.5ES, 2.5ED. P, 381 or 486. May be convened with 582. 483. Dynamics of Nuclear Systems (3) I Nuclear reactor kinetics, integral transform methods, internal feedback effects, stability and control. 2ES, 0.5ED. P, 380. May be convened with 583. 484. Radiation Effects (3) II Radiation effects on solids and radiation chemistry of gases and liquids, with emphasis on effects encountered in nuclear reactor, detector, and dosimeter systems. 1.5ES, 1ED. P, 380, CR, MSE 331R. May be convened with 584. 485. Radiation Health Physics and Safety (3) I Study of health physics practices and safety responsibilities; analysis of radiation environments and applications of basic shielding methods to provide understanding of accepted working practices. 2ES, 1ED. May be convened with 585. 486. Nuclear Energy and Power (3) I Fundamentals of nuclear energy and radiation; engineering applications; the basic concepts of nuclear reactors and power systems. Designed for nonmajors. 2ES, 1ED. May be convened with 586. 487. Introduction to Radioactive Waste Management (3) I Background in the technology of the management of all types of radioactive wastes from the nuclear fuel cycle, institutions, and industry. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. May be convened with 587. 494. Practicum a. Operation of the University of Arizona TRIGA Reactor (2) II P, 380 or 588. 496. Seminar s. Developments in Nuclear Power (1) I II 501. Computational Methods of Engineering Science (3) I Numerical analysis, introduction to linear algebra, the Monte Carlo technique, complex variables, supercomputing. P, MATH 254. 506. Nuclear Engineering Laboratory (4) I II For a description of course topics, see 406. Graduatelevel requirements include an indepth research paper. 3R, 3L. P, 380 or 588. May be convened with 406. 507. Radiochemistry and Radiation Detection (3) I Radiation detection and measurement, health physics, isotope applications, activation analysis, and instrumentation. 3R, 3L. P, CHEM 480b or PHYS 330. (Identical with CHEM 507) 514. Energy System Design (3) II For a description of course topics, see 414. Graduatelevel requirements include an additional project involving more intensive application of optimization techniques. May be convened with 414. 540. Energy Utilization and Management (3) I For a description of course topics, see 440. Graduatelevel requirements include an indepth research paper. May be convened with 440. 541. Industrial Energy and Power Management (3) II Analysis of effective energy utilization in industrial operations: availability analysis, combustion, heat recovery, process energy, building systems, cogeneration, electrical loads, lighting and machinery. (Identical with CH E 541) 542. HVAC System Design (3) II For a description of course topics, see 442. Graduatelevel requirements include a comprehensive design project. (Identical with A ME 542) May be convened with 442. 543. Power Plant Engineering (3) II The application of fluid dynamic heat transfer and mechanical interaction principles to the engineering design of a power plant. P, 582, 588. 545. Solar Energy Engineering (3) I For a description of course topics, see 445. Graduatelevel requirements include an indepth research paper. (Identical with A ME 545) May be convened with 445. 546. Photovoltaic Systems Engineering (3) I For a description of course topics, see 446. Graduatelevel requirements include an indepth design and/or systems analysis project. (Identical with ECE 546) May be convened with 446. 547. Direct Energy Conversion (3) II For a description of course topics, see 447. Graduatelevel requirements include an indepth research paper. P, MATH 254; A ME 230; or PHYS 121. (Identical with A ME 547 and ECE 547) May be convened with 447. 556. Engineering System Simulation (3) II For a description of course topics, see 456. Graduatelevel requirements include an indepth research paper. P, A ME 230 or CH E 306a; MATH 254. May be convened with 456. 563. Energy from Biomass (3) II (Identical with ABE 563) May be convened with 463. 581. Nuclear Fuel Cycles (3) I For a description of course topics, see 481. Graduatelevel requirements include an indepth research paper. P, 280, A ME 230. May be convened with 481. 582. Contemporary Nuclear Power Systems (3) I For a description of course topics, see 482. Graduatelevel requirements include an indepth research paper. P, 381 or 486. May be convened with 482. 583. Dynamics of Nuclear Systems (3) I For a description of course topics, see 483. Graduatelevel requirements include an indepth research paper. P, 380 or 588. May be convened with 483. 584. Radiation Effects (3) II For a description of course topics, see 484. Graduatelevel requirements include an indepth paper. P, 380; CR, MSE 331R. May be convened with 484. 585. Radiation Health Physics and Safety (3) I For a description of course topics, see 485. Graduatelevel requirements include an indepth research paper. May be convened with 485. 586. Nuclear Energy and Power (3) I For a description of course topics, see 486. Graduatelevel requirements include an indepth research paper. Designed for nonmajors. May be convened with 486. 587. Introduction to Radioactive Waste Management (3) I For a description of course topics, see 487. Graduatelevel requirements include an indepth research paper. May be convened with 487. 588. Reactor Theory I (3) I Fundamentals of nuclear reactor theory; introduction to the nuclear processes occurring in a reactor; slowing down and diffusion of neutrons in moderating materials; analysis of bare and reflected homogeneous reactors. P, CR, MATH 422a. 596. Seminar s. Advanced Nuclear Power Activities (1) [Rpt./3] I II 645. Advanced Solar Engineering (3) II Research and development studies related to solar applications: engineering design, analysis, and economics. Course includes invited lectures, literature research, and an original paper. P, 545. (Identical with CH E 645) 680. Fuel Cycles for Nuclear Reactors (3) II 199394 The design and analysis of fuel cycles for nuclear reactors; the processes and requirements for fuel element design and the limitations of fuel element performance to reactor design; economic factors in fuel cycles. P, 588. 681a681b. Analytical Methods of Transport Theory (33) 199495 Application of the Boltzmann equation to neutron and photon transport problems; exact solutions, the method of singular eigenfunctions, spherical harmonic expansions, the moments methods, integral transport theory, invariant embedding, variational techniques, applications to slowingdown problems. P, 689, MATH 422a422b. 682. Nuclear Safety (3) II Possible incidents involving nuclear materials in critical reactors, chemical processing systems, fuel shipment operations or subcritical arrays, including assessments of the magnitudes and consequences of nuclear incidents; determination of criteria for evaluating nuclear system safety, including plant siting and operational procedures. P, 380. 683. Nonlinear Reactor Dynamics (3) II Nonlinear dynamics of nuclear reactors; shutdown mechanisms, inertial effects, nonlinear stability criteria, timedependent neutron transport, neutron waves, and applications to pulsed reactors, startup transients, reactor stability, and reactor safety. P, 583. 687. Experimental Nuclear Engineering (3) I 199394 Advanced experimental studies using the nuclear reactor and radiation detection systems. 2R, 3L. P, 406 or 506, 588. 688. Technology of Radioactive Waste Storage and Disposal (3) II Detailed technology of nuclear waste streams, their processing and waste collection, segregation, reduction methods and storage and disposal alternatives for highlevel and lowlevel waste. P, 487 or 587. 689. Reactor Theory II (3) II Fundamental theory of heterogeneous reactors, integral transport, blackness theory, perturbation theory, and applications; temperature coefficient, changes in reactivity due to fission product accumulation, fuel consumption, and conversion. P, 588. 
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