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Nuclear Fusion

Suggested Plan of Study for Nuclear Fusion

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 135

Freshman Year, see First-Year Engineering Program

Sophomore Year

Third Semester Fourth Semester
(4) MA 26100 (Multivariate Calculus) (3) MA 26500 (Linear Algebra)
(3) ME 20000 (Thermodynamics I) (3) ME 27400 (Basic Mechanics II)
(3) ME 27000 (Basic Mechanics I) (2) NUCL 20500 (Nuclear Engineering Undergraduate Laboratory I)
(3) NUCL 20000 (Introduction to Nuclear Engineering) (3) NUCL 27300 (Mechanics of Materials)
(0) NUCL 29800 (Sophomore Seminar) (0) NUCL 29800 (Sophomore Seminar)
(3) General education elective (4) PHYS 26100 (Electricity and Optics)
  (3) General education elective
(16) (18)

 

Junior Year

Fifth Semester Sixth Semester
(3) MA 26600 (Ordinary Differential Equations) (3) NUCL 31000 (Introduction to Neutron Physics)
(3) NUCL 30000 (Nuclear Structure and Radiation Interactions) (3) NUCL 35100 (Nuclear Thermal-Hydraulics II)
(3) NUCL 32000 (Introduction to Materials for Nuclear Applications) (3) NUCL 35500 (Nuclear Thermohydraulics Laboratory)
(3) NUCL 32500 (Materials Properties Laboratory) (0) NUCL 39800 (Junior Seminar)
(3) NUCL 35000 (Nuclear Thermal-Hydraulics I) (3) NUCL 46000 (Introduction to Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion)*
(0) NUCL 39800 (Junior Seminar) (3) PHYS 33000 (Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism)*
(3) General education elective (3) Mathematics elective†
(18)   (18)  

 

Senior Year

Seventh Semester Eighth Semester
(3) MA 51100 (Boundary Value Problems of Differential Equations)* (3) ECE 20100 (Linear Circuit Analysis I)
(2) NUCL 30500 (Nuclear Engineering Undergraduate Laboratory II) (3) NUCL 45000 (Design in Nuclear Engineering)
(3) NUCL 40200 (Engineering of Nuclear Power Systems) (0) NUCL 49800 (Senior Seminar)
(1) NUCL 44900 (Senior Design Proposal) (3) NUCL 56300 (Direct Energy Conversion)*
(0) NUCL 49800 (Senior Seminar) (6) General education electives
(3) NUCL 51000 (Nuclear Reactor Theory I)*  
(3) NUCL 56000 (Introduction to Fusion Technology)*  
(3) General education elective  
(18) (15)

 

* Fifteen credit hours of technical electives are required and should be selected with the help of your academic advisor. Recommended electives for nuclear fusion include NUCL 46000, 51000, 52000, 56000, 56300 and 57000; and PHYS 33000. Either NUCL 51000 or 52000 must be included in the engineering core. Other courses to meet specific objectives also can be selected.

† The mathematics elective is usually MA 51000.