Nuclear Power Generation Certificate

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Nuclear Power Generation (Grad Certificate)

Contact Information

Dr. Keith Holbert
(480) 965-8594

Program Information

The nuclear power generation graduate certificate is a multidisciplinary professional option within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The goal of the nuclear power generation certificate program is to prepare students and professionals from a variety of engineering and scientific disciplines to work effectively in the nuclear energy industry, including nuclear power plants, government regulators and national laboratories. The certificate program offers students a comprehensive, interdisciplinary education as courses from multiple academic units constitute the core and elective classes available to the student.

Students typically begin with the study of nuclear science and engineering fundamentals. Subsequent core courses focus on:

  • nuclear power plant dynamics and diagnostics
  • nuclear power plant operations and safety
  • nuclear reactor theory and design
  • structural materials in nuclear power systems

Elective courses allow students to tailor the remaining studies toward facilitating their career goals and focusing on studies tied to their discipline. Example elective courses include nuclear power engineering, health physics and electrical power plants. The primary mode of instructional delivery is online using the facilities of the engineering office of Global Outreach and Extended Education.

Admissions Information

Applicants who hold a bachelor's in an engineering or science discipline, such as physics, chemistry and mathematics, from a regionally accredited institution are eligible to apply to the program. Applicants are required to submit:

  1. an official ASU Graduate Education online application
  2. official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  3. a statement of career and educational goals

Regular admission may be granted to applicants who have achieved a GPA of 3.00 (4.00 scale) or better in the last two years of work leading to a bachelor's and are competitive in the applicant pool.

An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.

Applicants must fulfill both the requirements of Graduate Education and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Degree requirements

15 credit hours including:

EEE 562 Nuclear Reactor Theory and Design (3)
EEE 563 Nuclear Reactor System Dynamics and Diagnostics (3)
EEE 564 Interdisciplinary Nuclear Power Operations (3)
MSE 565 Structural Materials in Nuclear Power Systems (3)

Elective course (3)