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Nuclear Engineering in Prague, Czech Republic

Program Details

Mini-term Session: May 12—30, 2021
Summer Mini-session: June 6—20, 2021

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This is a 15 day international experience based in Prague, Czech Republic where students will visit sites of technical and cultural interest. The program will then travel to the IAEA in Vienna and finally travel back to the Czech Technical University in Prague for a one week reactor physics course. The reactor laboratory will consist of experiments on reactor operation, flux measurement, measurements of reactor parameters, using pool type reactor.

Program Activities

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague will be the base for your international experience. Prague, City of a Hundred Spires, a UNESCO monument
and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. During your time in Prague you will get the opportunity to have the following:

  • a walking tour of the historic center of Prague
  • visit Prague Castle
Study-abroad sites in Czech Republic

Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria’s capital, lies in the country’s east
on the Danube River. Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. The city is also known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence.
In Venice, you will get to visit the following sites:

  • St. Steven’s Cathedral and Catacombs in Vienna
  • Belvedere Palace in Vienna

Academic Credit

Students who successfully complete the program will receive a total of four UT credits. They will enroll in the following course: Nuclear Engineering 427 Honors.

Additional Course Information

Course learning outcomes are:

  • Verify through experiment the predictions of reactor theory for the time-dependent behavior of the reactor in the subcritical state, the critical state and the supercritical state as well as the response of the reactor to reactivity perturbation
  • Verify through experiment the predictions of reactor theory for the spatial shape and energy spectrum of neutron fluxes
    Measure neutron and reactor parameters
  • Describe the extent to which analysis and experiment agree, and what approximations (analysis) or uncertainty (experiment) result in deviations between the two.

Program Requirements:

  • Rising Senior
  • Prereq – NE 401
  • Minimum GPA 2.0

Program Cost:

  • Program Fee $2,340*
  • In State Tuition $978
  • Out of State Tuition $3,255
  • Study Abroad Fee $90
  • Engineering Course Fees $171
  • Estimated Travel Costs: $1,200
  • Estimated additional expenses Meals, Personal, Passport: $960

*Program Fee includes all accommodations, Prague and Vienna transportation passes, transportation between Prague and Vienna, and all program related excursions.


Ondrej Chvala
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering

Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity!