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MTEC Degree: Specialization in Radiation Processing

Radiation Processing

The Radiation Processing option provides a combination of courses that provides knowledge, skills, and practical experience associated with the procedures, practices, and tools used in the Radiation Processing industry.

This specialization area focuses on the sources and methods used to modify and enhance the chemical and physical properties of materials and products of consumer interest, with an emphasis on radiation processing of materials and radiation dosimetry.

This concentration is ideal for scientists, engineers, managers, and students interested in the industrial application of radiation for modifying and synthesizing materials for use in such areas as radiation sterilization of medical devices and instruments, food irradiation, materials processing, and nanotechnology and nanostructures. This option is especially valuable for individuals currently working in the irradiation industry who are looking to further their education and enhance their careers.

Degree Requirements

Master of Technology students specializing in Engineering and Technology Management are required to complete a minimum of 33 credit hours of course work as indicated below:

Core Courses

Twelve credit hours of Technology core courses are required.

Radiation Processing Courses

Core Courses:

  • TECH    57010 - Ethics, Technology and the Environment
  • TECH    60000 - Project Management in a Technological Environment
  • TECH    60001 - Quantitative Methods in Technology
  • TECH    60078 - Research Methods in Technology

 Concentration Courses:

  • TECH    52200 - Radiation Processing of Materials
  • TECH    52400 - Radiation Dosimetry and Safety
  • TECH    60003 - Six Sigma: Tools and Applications for Technology Management
  • TECH    61199 - Thesis I*
  • TECH    65400 - Evaluating Quality Systems Through Process Control
  • TECH    65550 - Design and Analysis of Experiments in Technology


                                   TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS:    33

*Note: This specialization is only available in the Thesis Option.  All courses are 3 credit hours except for the "Thesis I course which is a 6 credit hour course.