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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics (ENGR1961) Dr. Peter F. Caracappa ( [email protected]) Institute Radiation Safety Officer Today's Agenda Course Syllabus and Schedule, Assignments and Grading Policy Dr. Peter F. Caracappa Nuclear Engineering in the MANE Department Dr. Tim Wei, MANE Dept. Head Career Opportunities Peter Caracappa Course Syllabus Session Date Topic Presenter Aug. 29 Introduction to course and syllabus, discussion of schedule, career potential, NEEP Curriculum Nuclear Engineering Basics Radiation and Radiation Safety Fission, Fusion, and Facilities Nuclear Engineering Experiments Next Generation Nuclear Reactors (TBD) P. Caracappa Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 P. Caracappa P. Caracappa D. Steiner Y. Danon M. Podowski A. Ostrogorsky Course Syllabus, cont. Session Date Topic Presenter Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 28 Dec. 5 Medical Uses of Radiation Neutron Scattering Radiation Resistance of Nanostructured Materials Reactor Critical Facility Tour Energy Sources and Environmental Impacts LINAC Tour and Experiment Research Opportunities and ANS Chapter G. Xu L. Liu H. Huang T. Trumbull B. Malaviya R. Block Current Students Ongoing Class Assignment Weekly written assignment Each written assignment should be at least one page (typed, double spaced). You will be given a question (or several) at the end of each class session. Your written assignment should address at least one of these questions. Assignments are due the next class date, and will not be accepted more than one week past the due date. Please email each week's assignment to Peter at [email protected] Grading Policy Pass/No credit 12 Weekly assignments Attendance is expected (course is dependent upon class sessions) Assignments graded on check plus, check, check minus basis A "plus" or a "minus" is equivalent to 1/3 of a check Greater than 10 checks are required to pass the course Nuclear Engineers and Engineering Physicists Develop and Apply Nuclear Phenomena to Improve Our Quality of Life Electricity production Food safety Medical diagnostics and treatment Space and underwater propulsion applications Nondestructive testing for industry Career Opportunities Nuclear Energy Health Physics Space and underwater propulsion applications Nondestructive testing for industry Scientific research Food safety and agriculture Education For Nuclear Engineers, Supply Is Low, Demand Is High WHY? Number of graduates in NEEP had declined in recent past Aging work force Growing utilization of nuclear science and technology in medicine Electricity crisis Employers Currently Recruiting Our Students: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Entergy Dominion Framatome/Areva Bechtel Bettis Westinghouse National Labs such as Los Alamos and Oak Ridge NASA Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL) U.S. Department of Labor 2005 National Employment and Wage Study DEGREE ENGINEERING Aeronautical Biomedical Chemical Civil Computer Electrical Environmental Industrial Materials Mechanical Nuclear & EPhys 2005 AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY $85,450 $75,380 $79,230 $69,480 $87,170 $76,060 $70,720 $68,500 $71,390 $70,000 $90,690 NSPE 2004 Income and Salary Survey Results Average starting salary for Nuclear Engineers = $67,445 Average salary for all Nuclear Engineers with a B.S. degree = $83,433 Average salary for all Nuclear Engineers with a M.S. degree = $106,620 Assignment Question for This Week: Write at least a page on some application of radiation that was discussed today. ...
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