The Bridges to the Future Certificate Program is an opportunity for in-depth study and research in an emerging area of mechanical engineering. In the future, the demand for nuclear and radiation engineers is expected to encompass many new areas and technologies. Consequently, the Nuclear and Radiation Engineering Certificate Program can expect to allow students to enter a wide choice of challenging and rewarding career opportunities and prepare them to work on a variety of diverse problems in industry or graduate school.
Students must apply for admission to the certificate program during the junior year; they must have completed all basic sequence courses with a grade of at least C in each and must have been admitted unconditionally to the major sequence in mechanical engineering. Students admitted to the program must complete fifteen hours of coursework in nuclear courses. Students choose three courses from a set of three-hour lecture courses. The lecture courses must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, students must complete a three-credit-hour research course under the supervision of a faculty member. In some cases, the coursework may include a graduate course.In most cases, the graduate course may be reserved for credit toward a University master’s degree.
Department of Physics: Radiation Physics Option III
This option is designed to provide the necessary foundation for the undergraduate student who plans a career or further study in nuclear engineering, radiation engineering, or medical/health physics. Courses include eighteen semester hours of upper-division coursework consisting of Mechanical Engineering 336P, 337C, 337F, 337G, 361E, and 361F. http://catalog.utexas.edu/undergraduate/natural-sciences/degrees-and-programs/bs-physics/