Specialization in Radiation Processing

The Master of Technology specialization in 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 option is ideal for scientists, engineers, managers, and students interested in the industrial application of radiation for modifying and synthesizing materials for use in areas such 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.

Program Requirements

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

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Radiation Processing 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

*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.