Open only to first year students considering or admitted to the College of Engineering.
Overview of the engineering field as well as major specific information. Information will be provided to help with transitional needs to UNL and the college of engineering (time management, study skills, and resources), involvement opportunities (student organizations, research, and study abroad), tours of engineering facilities for experiential learning, and interactive learning to increase business knowledge and skills.
History of nuclear development, basic concepts of radiation and radioactivity, radioactive waste management, global warming and the impact of nuclear power plants. Industrial applications, health physics, and nuclear medicine. Job opportunities at power plants, graduate school, and national laboratories. Tour of the University of Texas nuclear research reactor and demonstration experiments.
Junior standing; permission of College of Engineering Dean's Office and department chair of student's engineering major.
All students in engineering participating in cooperative education must register each term prior to commencing work. Special approval is required to take course for credit. P/N only.
Cooperative education work in a regularly established cooperative education work-study program in any engineering curriculum.
Max credits per semester:
Professional Ethics and Social Responsibilities LINK
Professional relations, personal requirements, civic responsibilities, and ethical obligations for engineering practice. Legal registration of engineers and architects. Subprofessional and professional services. Changing conditions in engineering practice. Requirements for placement in engineering.
Elements of Nuclear Engineering LINKCrosslisted as MECH 401/801
Survey of nuclear engineering concepts and applications. Nuclear reactions, radioactivity, radiation interaction with matter, reactor physics, risk and dose assessment, applications in medicine, industry, agriculture, and research.
Energy as a critical component of civilization. The critical role of energy from the economic and political point of view world wide. Energy resources available, the technology to use the resources, the economics of energy production, the environmental consequences of energy use, and energy policy.
Basic principles and concepts of radiation protection and shield design. Dosi-metric units and response functions, hazards of radiation doses, radiation sources, basic methods for dose evaluation, and shielding design techniques for photons and neutrons.
This course is not to be used for graduate credit in engineering and technology. Survey of the developments in the various types of technology with emphasis on the time period after 1750. Social and economic impacts of technological developments are considered. In-depth studies of three important developments in different fields of technology are undertaken.
Offered on Omaha Campus. Development of technology as a trigger of change upon humankind, from the earliest tools of Homo Habilis to the advent of the radio telescope in exploring the creation of the universe. Traces the paths from early science to development of the sciences and technologies that will dominate the new millennium.