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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Graduate Certificate in Nuclear Safeguards and Security

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Plan Description

The graduate Nuclear Safeguards and Security (NSS) Certificate program will provide graduate students and practicing engineers (and their employers) a diverse education with components that will help train and maintain a well-qualified workforce. The UNLV NSS Certificate will provide evidence that the graduate has the appropriate education to become a nuclear safeguards and security engineer in NRC-licensed facilities and US DOE’s national laboratories.

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Plan Admission Requirements

Application deadlines

Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.

Admission to the NSS Certificate program, either as a MSMNE student or as a non-admitted student, requires both a BS degree in an engineering or related discipline and ME 455/655 Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering or HPS 701 Applied Nuclear Physics (or an equivalent course). If an applicant can demonstrate equivalent knowledge from relevant work experience (e.g. Navy nuclear reactor program or extensive training and experience at an NRC-licensed or DOE process facility), the Director of the NSS Certificate Program can waive the prerequisite course requirement with the concurrence of the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering based upon review by nuclear engineering faculty.

All applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.

Students are accepted into a certificate program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.

Plan Requirements

Total Credits Required: 12

Course Requirements

Elective Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses, or another advisor approved NSS-relevant Mechanical Engineering, Radiochemistry or Health Physics graduate course.

Certificate Requirements

  1. Completion of a minimum of 12 credits.
  2. A grade point average of at least 3.00 for course work required for the certificate.
  3. No grade lower than B is acceptable.

Plan Certificate Completion Requirements

Students may apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing their degree requirements. All required forms must be submitted to the graduate college via the Grad Rebel Gateway.

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