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Nuclear Science and Engineering

Department of Nuclear Engineering

Established in 1958, the Department of Nuclear Engineering is one of the first nuclear engineering programs in the United States. The Department's programs are at the forefront of nuclear science and technology leading to improved performance of fission-powered reactors, the technological applications of nuclear and radiation phenomena in biomedical, industrial, and environmental fields, and the development of nuclear fusion as an energy source. Both within MIT and in the surrounding Boston metropolitan area, there is a unique concentration of a dynamic learning environment in many fields of science, engineering, economics, and business management.

The Department defines its education and research mission broadly as the study of nuclear, molecular, and radiation interactions and their applications to problems of beneficial interest to society. The development of such applications is a relatively recent activity in the history of mankind, taking place mostly in the second half of the 20th century. Yet, today nuclear technology is a major contributor to the vitality and health of society with its widespread use for electricity generation and industrial and medical diagnostics, and as an indispensable tool for scientific research in fields ranging from pharmaceuticals to environmental studies. Compared to more traditional engineering disciplines, the field of nuclear engineering is a new addition to university educational programs.  Because we have only recently begun to understand basic nuclear processes, nuclear engineering is still in its "pioneering" phase with regard to its impact on our lives.

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MIT Course #Course Title
22.920 A Hands-On Introduction to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, January (IAP) 1997
22.101 Applied Nuclear Physics, Fall 2006
22.101 Applied Nuclear Physics, Fall 2003
22.A09 Career Options for Biomedical Research, Fall 2005
22.013 Career Options for Biomedical Research, Fall 2005
22.105 Electromagnetic Interactions, Fall 2005
22.312 Engineering of Nuclear Reactors, Fall 2004
22.40J Fundamentals of Advanced Energy Conversion, Spring 2004
22.39 Integration of Reactor Design, Operations, and Safety, Fall 2005
22.51 Interaction of Radiation with Matter, Spring 2003
22.02 Introduction to Applied Nuclear Physics, Spring 2003
22.071J Introduction to Electronics, Signals, and Measurement, Spring 2006
22.01 Introduction to Ionizing Radiation, Fall 2006
22.00J Introduction to Modeling and Simulation, Spring 2006
22.611J Introduction To Plasma Physics I, Fall 2002
22.611J Introduction to Plasma Physics I, Fall 2003
22.561J Magnetic Resonance Analytic, Biochemical, and Imaging Techniques, Spring 2006
22.002 Management in Engineering, Fall 2004
22.812J Managing Nuclear Technology, Spring 2004
22.103 Microscopic Theory of Transport, Fall 2003
22.106 Neutron Interactions and Applications, Spring 2005
22.56J Noninvasive Imaging in Biology and Medicine, Fall 2005
22.921 Nuclear Power Plant Dynamics and Control, January (IAP) 2006
22.033 Nuclear Systems Design Project, Fall 2002
22.33 Nuclear Systems Design Project, Fall 2002
22.903 Photon and Neutron Scattering Spectroscopy and Its Applications in Condensed Matter, Spring 2005
22.71J Physical Metallurgy, Spring 2004
22.71J Physical Metallurgy, Spring 2003
22.616 Plasma Transport Theory, Fall 2003
22.058 Principles of Medical Imaging, Fall 2002
22.55J Principles of Radiation Interactions, Fall 2004
22.38 Probability And Its Applications To Reliability, Quality Control, And Risk Assessment, Fall 2005
22.012 Seminar: Fusion and Plasma Physics, Spring 2006
22.S27 Seminar: Fusion and Plasma Physics, Spring 2006
22.52J Statistical Thermodynamics of Complex Liquids, Spring 2004
22.314J Structural Mechanics in Nuclear Power Technology, Fall 2006
22.68J Superconducting Magnets, Spring 2003
22.811J Sustainable Energy, Spring 2005
22.251 Systems Analysis of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Fall 2005
22.351 Systems Analysis of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Fall 2005
22.313 Thermal Hydraulics in Nuclear Power Technology, Spring 2005