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4 + 1 Masters Plan of Study in
Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Health Sciences


Curricula For A "4 + 1" M.S. Degree in Nuclear Engineering and
Radiological Health Science between the Schools of Health Sciences and Nuclear Engineering

This M.S. degree option is only available to students who have completed the
undergraduate Radiological Health Science (honors) major at Purdue University.

Introduction:

  • The students from Nuclear Engineering would take their prescribed courses for the 8 semesters of study normally leading to a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering.
  • The students from Health Sciences would take their prescribed courses for the 8 semesters of study leading to a B.S. in Radiological Health Science (Honors).
  • The 5th year studies would require a total course load of 33 credit hours.
  • The student may only choose the non-thesis MS option.
  • The NE students will be required to write a major paper or perform an experiment and write a report as part of the specified practicum experience.

Fifth-Year Curricula:

  1. Four-year HSCI, one year NUCL : (approved by Nuclear Engineering faculty)
    Ninth Semester (Fall)
    • NUCL 5003 CR Technical Elective
    • NUCL 5013 CR Nuclear Engineering Principles
    • NUCL 5103 CR Nuclear Reactor Theory I
    • NUCL 5513 CR Mass, Momentum and Energy Transfer*
    • NUCL 6960 CR Nuclear Engineering Seminar
    • NUCL 6973 CR Nuclear Engineering Projects, I
    Tenth Semester (Spring)
    • NUCL 5006 CR Technical Elective
    • NUCL 5033 CR Radioactive Waste Management
    • NUCL 5043 CR Nuclear Engineering Experiments
    • NUCL 5203 CR Radiation Effects & React. Mat.
    • NUCL 6960 CR Nuclear Engineering Seminar
    • NUCL 6973 CR Nuclear Eng Projects II
  2. Four-year NE, one year HSCI: (approved by the Health Sciences faculty)
    Ninth Semester (Fall)
    • STAT 5113 CR Statistical Methods♣
    • HSCI 5343 CR Applied Health Physics
    • HSCI 5703 CR Introduction to Medical Diagnostic Imaging
    • HSCI 5742 CR Medical Health Physics
    • HSCI 6961 CR Seminar
    • HSCI 6983 CR M.S. Practicum I
    • NUPH 530+NUPH 530L3 CRApplied Nuclear Pharmacy
    Tenth Semester (Spring)
    • HSCI 5141 CR Radiation Instrumentation Laboratory
    • HSCI 5263 CR Principles of Health Physics Dosimetry
    • HSCI 5403 CR Radiation Biology
    • HSCI 5723 CR Radiation Oncology Physics
    • HSCI 6961 CR Seminar
    • HSCI 6983 CR M.S. Practicum II
    • NUPH 5502 CR Introduction to PET

*Equivalent courses may be defined by School Heads
♣ - STAT 512 Applied Regression Analysis or other course may be substituted for STAT 511

Graduate courses taken while registered as a graduate student at Purdue University may be considered for fulfilling the plan of study requirements only if the student has received grades of C or better. For courses at the 300 or 400 level taken as a graduate student or courses that represent either undergraduate or graduate excess credit or transfer credit, grades of B or better are required for fulfilling plan of study requirements.