PE Nuclear Exam Preparation Module Program

The PE Nuclear Exam Preparation Module Program is a video-based preparation tool aimed at those studying to take the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam in Nuclear Engineering. The modules are instructional with occasional worked example problems, and an overview of each module's contents is given as a list of Learning Objectives at the end of the video.

The module program is organized according to the four specification areas (listed in the downloadable exam specification) that make up the PE Nuclear exam, plus a general area that provides background information that may be applicable to multiple areas:

  • General Knowledge
  • Specification Area 1: Nuclear Power Systems
  • Specification Area 2: Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • Specification Area 3: Interaction of Radiation with Matter
  • Specification Area 4: Nuclear Criticality/Kinetics/Neutronics

Notice: This program is under construction. The Contents listing below is tentative but gives an approximation of the material covered by the program. Users may purchase segments of the program one specification area at a time, once each becomes available.

Every effort has been made to make these videos as time-insensitive as possible. However, certain references (most notably the PE Nuclear Reference Handbook) are living documents that undergo frequent updates. All figure numbers, table numbers, page numbers, etc., are accurate as of the time of production, but please be aware that such references may change over time. If you spot an error, please notify us.

A list of contributors can be found on the project credits page. More resources for prospective exam takers can be found on the PE Nuclear Exam Preparation page.

Prior to purchase, you can view a list of Learning Objectives to see what material is covered in each module.

Upon purchase, the modules are accessed by clicking the titles below to expand the contents menu. Each specification area contains videos on multiple topics. Simply click each title to access the videos within each topic.
  • General Knowledge
    • Introduction
      • Registering for the Exam
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      • Preparations for the Exam
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    • General Information
      • Nuclear History
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      • Agencies, Regulators, and Professional Organizations
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    • Science Background
      • Introduction to Units
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      • Unit Conversions: Nuclear Physics and Basic Units
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      • Unit Conversions: Flow Calculations
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      • Unit Conversions: Energy and Power
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      • Constants and Units
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      • Fundamentals of Nuclear Structure
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      • Fundamental Particles
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      • The Electron
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      • Waves and Particles
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      • Relativity and Time Dilation
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      • Length Contraction
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      • Cherenkov Radiation
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  • Specification Area 1: Nuclear Power Systems
    • Steam
      • Steam Properties
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      • Fluid Parameters
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      • Steam Tables Examples, Part I
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      • Steam Tables Examples, Part II
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      • Steam Tables Examples, Part III
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      • Steam Tables Examples, Part IV
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    • Fluids
      • Fluid Flow and Energy Balance
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      • Pressure Head
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      • Laminar and Turbulent Flow
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      • Friction Factors
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      • Determination of Friction Factor
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      • Calculation of Friction Head
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    • Pumps
      • Pumps: Introduction
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      • Pump Head and Calculations
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      • Pumps: Cavitation & NPSH
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      • Pumps: Examples of NPSH Calculations
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      • Pump Performance
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      • Pump Operation
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      • Pump Calculations: Examples, Part I
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      • Pump Calculations: Examples, Part II
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    • Probabilistic Risk Analysis
      • Probabilistic Risk Analysis: Introduction
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      • Basic Concepts of Probability
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      • Probability Operations
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      • Probability Models
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      • Event and Fault Trees
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      • Fault Tree Example
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      • PRA Example Problems
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    • Heat Exchangers
      • Heat Exchangers: Introduction
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      • Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient
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      • Log Mean Temperature Difference
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      • Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers
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      • Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchanger Parameters
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      • Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchanger Example
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      • Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchanger Example Problems
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  • Specification Area 2: Nuclear Fuel Cycle
    • Nuclear Fuel Cycle Front End
      • Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Front End
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      • Enrichment: Gaseous Diffusion
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      • Enrichment: Gaseous Centrifugation
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      • Front End Examples
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    • Fuel Design and Analysis
      • Depletion, Burnup, and Transmutation
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      • Fuel Bundle Design
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      • Cladding
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    • Nuclear Fuel Cycle Back End
      • Classification of Radioactive Waste
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      • Decay Heat from UNF
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      • UNF Spent Fuel Pools
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      • UNF Dry Cask Storage
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      • Transportation of Radioactive Materials
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      • Geologic Disposal of Radioactive Waste
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  • Specification Area 3: Interaction of Radiation with Matter
    • Analysis
      • Chart of the Nuclides
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      • Atom Density Calculations, Part I
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      • Atom Density Calculations, Part II
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      • Atom Density Calculations, Part III
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      • Nuclear Reactions
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      • Binding Energy
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      • Threshold Energy
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      • Nuclear Stability and X-Rays
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    • Radioactive Decay
      • Radioactive Decay Overview
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      • Alpha and Beta Decay
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      • Positron Decay and Electron Capture
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      • Radioactive Decay
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      • Activity and Decay Rate
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      • Decay Chains
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      • Isotope Production and Decay Summary
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    • Energy Deposition
      • Interactions of Heavy Charged Particles
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      • Ranges and Heavy Charged Particles
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      • Range of Alpha Particles
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      • Interactions of Electrons
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      • Stopping Power of Electrons
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      • Bremsstrahlung
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      • Range of Electrons
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      • Range of Electrons Examples
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    • Interaction of Photons with Matter
      • Particle Interactions
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      • Photon Interactions Overview
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      • Photoelectric Effect
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      • Compton Scattering
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      • Pair Production
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      • Photon Interaction Coefficients
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      • Measuring Attenuation Coefficients (Mu)
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      • Photon Cross Sections
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      • Absorption Cross Sections
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      • Process Cross Sections
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    • Radiation Detection and Dosimetry
      • Radiation Detection
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      • Gas-Filled Counters
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      • Ionization Chambers and Proportional Counters
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      • Semiconductor Detectors
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      • Scintillation Detectors
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      • Radiation Dosimetry
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      • Radiation Dosimetry Topics
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      • Radiation Dosimetry Examples
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      • Internal Dosimetry
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      • Internal Half-Lives
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      • Annual Limit on Intake (ALI) and Derived Air Concentration (DAC)
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    • Dose Assessment and Personnel Safety
      • Biological Effects of Radiation
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      • Threshold Dose
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      • Dose Limits
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      • Dose Topics
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    • Shielding
      • External Radiation Protection and Shielding
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      • Geometry of Shielding
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      • Determination of Buildup Factors
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      • Shielding Analysis
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      • Shielding Examples, Part I
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      • Shielding Examples, Part II
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      • Photon Shielding Principles
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  • Specification Area 4: Nuclear Criticality/Kinetics/Neutronics
    • Kinetics
      • Delayed Neutrons
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      • Reactivity and Period
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      • Point Kinetics and Prompt Behavior
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      • System Time Behavior
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      • Kinetics Example Problems
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      • Fission Product Poisoning
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      • Reactivity Coefficients and Transients
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    • Neutronics
      • Neutron Balance
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      • One-Group Diffusion Theory
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      • Modified One-Group Diffusion Theory
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      • Neutron Spectrum
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      • Neutron Cross Sections
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      • Neutron Cross Section Examples
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      • Buckling Conversion
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      • Criticality Control
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      • Criticality Example Problem
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      • Nuclear Reactions and Q-values
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      • Nuclear Fission
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      • Fission Products and Decay Heat
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      • Inverse Multiplication
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