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Nuclear Power Engineering

Suggested Plan of Study for Nuclear Power Engineering

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 134

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 (3) PHYS 24100 (Electricity and Optics)
  (3) General education elective
(16) (17)

 

Junior Year

Fifth Semester Sixth Semester
(3) MA 26600 (Ordinary Differential Equations) (3) ECE 20100 (Linear Circuit Analysis I)
(3) NUCL 30000 (Nuclear Structure and Radiation Interactions) (3) NUCL 31000 (Introduction to Neutron Physics)
(3) NUCL 32000 (Introduction to Materials for Nuclear Applications) (3) NUCL 35100 (Nuclear Thermal-Hydraulics II)
(3) NUCL 32500 (Materials Properties Laboratory) (3) NUCL 35500 (Nuclear Thermohydraulics Laboratory)
(3) NUCL 35000 (Nuclear Thermal-Hydraulics I) (0) NUCL 39800 (Junior Seminar)
(0) NUCL 39800 (Junior Seminar) (3) NUCL 52000 (Radiation Effects and Reactor Materials)*
(3) General education elective (3) General education elective
(18) (18)

 

Senior Year

Seventh Semester Eighth Semester
(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) Mathematics elective†
(0) NUCL 49800 (Senior Seminar) (6) Technical electives*
(3) NUCL 51000 (Nuclear Reactor Theory I)* (3) General education elective
(6) Technical electives*  
(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 power engineering include HSCI 43800 and 52600; IE 577; ME 43000 and 43300; and NUCL 46000, 47000. 50300, 51000, 51100, 51200, 52000, 54400, 55100, 55200, 56000, 56300, 57000 and 57500. 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 usually is selected from MA 30400 or 36200.