Qualifying Exam Information

Qualifying Exam Handbook 2014

2016 NE QE Student Briefing

Wednesday, October 28, 2016:

  • Grad Chair will hold a briefing to discuss the qualifying examination 10:30 - 11:30 NE Conference Room NUCL 140

Friday, November 6, 2015:

  • Students planning to take QE in Spring 2016 must notify Grad Chair of that intention via email by 5:00pm and include area of specialization

Friday, December 11, 2015:

  • Students will receive a journal paper which will be basis for written research assessment paper

Friday, January 29, 2016:

  • Students will turn in the written research assessment paper

Exam Schedule

Monday, February 1, 2016 and February 2, 2016: NUCL 137 - Student Lounge

Students will take the written general knowledge examinations

February 1, 2016

  • 13:00 - 14:30 Nuclear Engineering Fundamentals and Reactor Physics
  • 14:45 - 16:15 Nuclear Materials including fuel cycle and waste management

February 2, 2016

  • 13:00 - 14:30 Fluids, heat transfer, and reactor safety
  • 14:45 - 16:15 Nuclear radiation detection and protection

Monday, February 15, 2016 (week of):

  • Students will take the oral portion of the exam in the area of specialization

Monday, March 7, 2016 (week of):

  • Students will be notified of their final grades on the exam