Area of Study:
The Nuclear Power Generation (NPG) graduate certificate is a multidisciplinary professional option within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Courses from multiple academic units constitute both the core and elective classes available to the student. All of the core classes and many of the NPG elective courses will be offered online through the Engineering Office of Global Outreach and Extended Education (GOEE). The graduate-level certificate program requires 15 hours of coursework with a minimum of two-thirds at the 500-level or higher.
Students typically begin with the study of nuclear science and engineering fundamentals. Subsequent courses focus on reactor theory, power plant dynamics, structural materials, and operational safety. Elective course(s) allow students to tailor the remaining studies toward facilitating their career goals and focusing on studies tied to their discipline.