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Development Of A Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Degree With An Emphasis In Nuclear And Energy Engineering For The University Of Texas Of The Permian Basin

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Conference

2007 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Honolulu, Hawaii

Publication Date

June 24, 2007

Start Date

June 24, 2007

End Date

June 27, 2007

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Curriculum Development and Delivery Modes in Nuclear Engineering

Tagged Division

Nuclear and Radiological

Page Count

18

Page Numbers

12.513.1 - 12.513.18

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/1820

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26

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Sheldon Landsberger University of Texas-Austin

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Sheldon Landsberger is Director of the Nuclear Engineering Teaching Lab at the University of Texas at Austin

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Janet Ellzey University of Texas-Austin

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Dr. Janet Ellzey is a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department in the Thermal Fluids area.

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Brad Hull University of Texas-Austin

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Brad Hull is a graduate student in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Texas

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Jessica Rosinski University of Texas-Austin

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Jessica Rosinski is a junior in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin

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James Wright University of Texas-Permian Basin

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James Wright is the project manager of the UTPB high temeprature, teaching and research reactor.

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DEVELOPMENT OF A MECHANICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE WITH AN EMPHASIS IN NUCLEAR AND ENERGY ENGINEERING FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS OF THE PERMIAN BASIN

Abstract Energy concerns for today and the near future are becoming of ever-increasing importance for engineers and scientists. Increasing energy demand and a desire to have renewable, environmental-friendly energy sources are some of the major challenges facing the energy industry. Along with its planned new high temperature teaching and research reactor The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has the unique opportunity of being able to design a new Mechanical Engineering department that will focus on all the issues surrounding energy resources and production that will include a strong nuclear component as well. The curriculum will incorporate application of fundamental engineering principles to energy concepts in basic mechanical engineering courses, as well as offer technical area electives that will provide a more in-depth look into certain types energy resources. The program will meet all ABET requirements to become an accredited mechanical engineering program, as well as all requirements mandated by Texas legislation and UTPB.

Landsberger, S., & Ellzey, J., & Hull, B., & Rosinski, J., & Wright, J. (2007, June), Development Of A Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Degree With An Emphasis In Nuclear And Energy Engineering For The University Of Texas Of The Permian Basin Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii. https://peer.asee.org/1820

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