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MAYMESTER: NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

 

London has been an economic, educational, and cultural center of Europe for many centuries. It is an inspiring location in which to study the development of culture, engineering, architecture, and their interconnections. The UK has a reputation for academic excellence. Three of the top ten universities (Cambridge, London, and Oxford) in the world for engineering and technology teaching are in London and its vicinities. The city offers magnificent examples of engineering achievement including basic engineering geometric construction and advanced transportation design to move 9.5 million people efficiently in a modern city that aims to be sustainable, and efficient. The course introduces the history of nuclear development, basic concepts of radiation and radioactivity, radioactive waste management, global warming, the impact of nuclear power plants, industrial applications, nuclear security, and nuclear medicine. Includes visits and lectures to Cambridge University and regional nuclear facilities.

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Sponsored by Cockrell School of Engineering

Academic Information

Course is a Career Gateway Elective for M E majors and a tech elective for ASE, BME, ChE majors. Radiation Physics Option for Physics majors. Level 1 Elective (ENV) for CE majors, tech elective (BEE) for ARE majors. Academic Enrichment or Free Elective for ECE majors. Tech elective Area 3 for PEN majors.

Faculty

Dr. Sheldon Landsberger is recognized by the American Nuclear Society and American Society of Engineering Education for his outstanding achievements in nuclear and radiation engineering education. He is a 2021 recipient of the CSE Lockheed Martin Teaching Award. Attend an info session with the professor. See under "Next Steps", below.

Language(s) of Instruction

English

Eligibility

  • Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance
  • Minimum GPA 2.0. Open to all Engineering and Natural Sciences majors.
  • Pre-reqs: College level chemistry, physics, math.
  • References will be waived. Skip the reference section of application.
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID due to on-site requirements

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No

Housing

The program fee includes housing in shared rooms, in a student residence in Kentish Town in London.

Open To

Cockrell School of Engineering

Program Cost

Est. program fee $5200-5500: housing in shared rooms, welcome/farewell meals, local transit pass, program activities, 24/7 emergency support. Excludes international airfare, most meals, personal expenses. Maymester tuition waiver (separate from program fee) requires spring enrollment of 12+ credit hours

Dates:

- Maymester
  • Program: May 30, 2022 to June 28, 2022
  • Instructional: May 30, 2022 to June 28, 2022
  • Priority Deadline: December 1, 2021

Application Code

355139

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Information Session

Next Step

Apply early. Rolling Admission. References waived. Info sessions with the professor via zoom from 7pm to 7:30 pm on Oct 18, 21, 25, 28. Zoom link: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/99955811252 All participants must be fully vaccinated prior to arrival in London due to on-site requirements. Questions: contact helena@austin.utexas.edu.

Program information above is subject to change