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MTEC Degree: Specialization in 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.
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:
Twelve credit hours of Technology core courses are required.
Radiation Processing 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
- 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.