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2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nuclear Engineering Minor

A minor in nuclear engineering is available to any student. Available areas of specialization include reactor physics, nuclear power systems, nuclear fusion, direct energy conversion, neural fuzzy approaches, reactor thermal-hydraulics, nuclear materials and radioactive waste management.

For more information, email the Nuclear Engineering Student Services Office.

Requirements for the Minor (12 credits)


  • Provided the above 12 credit hours are successfully completed with a grade of “C” or better in all of the courses, a NE Minor will be awarded.
  • All of the above perscribed minor courses must be taken at Purdue West Lafayette campus to be eligible for the NE Minor.
  • *These are a combination of two upper division NE courses recommended by NE faculty.
  • Minimum Pre-requisities and/or Co-requisites include: MA 16500, MA 16600, MA 26100, MA 26200 (or MA 26500 + MA 26600); PHYS 17200, PHYS 24100 (or PHYS 26100 or PHYS 27200), or ENGR 16200.


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