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M E 336P M E 336P. Concepts in Nuclear and Radiation Engineering. 3 Hours.

Introduces the many different aspects and applications of nuclear and radiation engineering/physics. Subjects covered include: history of nuclear development, basic concepts of radiation and radioactivity, radioactive waste management, global warming and the impact of nuclear power plants, industrial applications, health physics, nuclear medicine, job opportunities at power plants, non-proliferation, nuclear security, discussion of opportunities for graduate schools at national laboratories, tour of University of Texas nuclear research reactor along with three introductory laboratories. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Mechanical Engineering 336P and 379M (Topic: Concepts in Nuclear and Radiation Engineering) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Physics 303L and 103N or Physics 316 and 116L with a grade of at least C- in each; for others, upper-division standing.