Nuclear Engineering Distance Courses

The Office for Digital Learning in partnership with the Department of Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering has a team of individuals who are dedicated to providing quality courses, customer service and support for all students who are involved in Nuclear Engineering distance education courses. They have years of experience in dealing with the corporate adult student and will be your Penn State interface for everything from registration to computer account access.

Are you interested in taking graduate level nuclear engineering courses via distance?

Is your B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering?    ( YES | NO )

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Both forms are available from the Office of Veteran Programs.
If you have any questions or require assistance completing these forms, please contact Brian Clark at the OVPEE. You can also check out the World Campus Military Benefits Website.

Use this fill-in-the-blank Personal Tracking Sheet to record your progress through the course offerings available in this program. Save this tracking sheet on your local computer.

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If you have a change in your Academic Status such as an absence of one or more semesters (excluding summer session), you will need to complete a Resume Study/Change of Graduate Degree or Major form. This form can be filled out online, but then must be printed and signed. Please fax or mail the signed form to the address on the top of the form.

The table below shows the most recent schedule of current and future course offerings. Detailed information on each course can be obtained by clicking on the course. This schedule is subject to change and courses can be added if there is enough student interest to offer it via distance. It is also possible that some course offerings may be canceled due to low enrollment.

Before registering for a course, please verify that you have at least the minimum MATH and PHYSICS skills and abilities for success. See Program Information.

Nuclear Engineering Program
Tentative Schedule of Distance Education Courses

 2018 Spring Summer

NUC E 409
Nuclear Materials
(3 cr) (Motta)

Nuc E 596
Professional Topics in Nuclear Engineering
(3 cr)
Nuc E 497
Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
(3 cr) (Watson)
Nuc E 497
Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
(3 cr) (Watson)
Nuc E 590
(3 cr) (Motta)
Nuc E 497D
Radiation Detection Lab
(1 cr) (Unlu) May 14-16, 2018
Nuc E 596
Individual Studies
(3 cr)

Nuc E 597
Radiation-based Imaging Methods for Nuclear Engr. & Industrial Applications
(3 cr) (Zboray)

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For information regarding previously offered courses and program history, please see the Program Information page.

For more information regarding the Technical Requirements needed by students, please see the Course Delivery page.

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Nuclear Engineering Graduate Level DISTANCE EDUCATION

Distance education involves the linking of teacher(s) and student(s), through technology rather than face-to-face interaction. Distance education serves the educational needs of people who cannot come to a Penn State campus due to job, family, time, distance, economic, or other constraints.

Penn State’s first distance education courses, developed over one hundred years ago, used the U.S. mail to link students and teachers. Today, we employ various technologies, including: the Internet, interactive video conferencing, live or on-demand streaming media, fax, and e-mail to deliver and facilitate the interaction between learners and teachers. The tremendous technological advances in recent years in computing power, storage technology, and communication links have set the stage for marvelous advances in the quantity and quality of distance education. Penn State faculty and staff are working to bring you new and exciting learning opportunities through distance education.



The Office for Digital Learning in the College of Engineering supports engineers in lifelong learning - the process of acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary to remain current in a chosen field. In today's rapidly-changing, knowledge-based economy, engineers must devote the time and effort to learn new skills and technologies in order to add value for their employers and clients and to remain personally marketable. 

Office for Digital Learning

College of Engineering

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The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-7643