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College of Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

Suggested Plan of Study for Energy Materials and Nuclear Waste

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) 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 (Nuclear Materials Laboratory) (0) NUCL 39800 (Junior Seminar)
(3) NUCL 35000 (Nuclear Thermal-Hydraulics I) (3) Mathematics elective‡
(0) NUCL 39800 (Junior Seminar) (3) Technical elective
(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) ECE 20100 (Linear Circuit Analysis I)
(3) NUCL 40200 (Engineering of Nuclear Power Systems) (3) NUCL 45000 (Design in Nuclear Engineering)
(1) NUCL 44900 (Senior Design Proposal) (0) NUCL 49800 (Senior Seminar)
(0) NUCL 49800 (Senior Seminar) (6) Technical electives*
(3) NUCL 51000 (Nuclear Reactor Theory I) or NUCL 52000 (Radiation Effects and Reactor Materials) (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 the energy materials option include AAE 55300; MSE 33500, 34000, 35000, 36700, 37000, 38200, 50200, 50800, 53100, 55500, 55600, 55700, 55900, 56000, 57500 and 57600; NUCL 50300, 51000 and 52000 (NUCL 50300 is required for radioactive waste management). Either NUCL 51000 or 52000 must be included in the engineering core. Other courses to meet specific objectives also can be selected.

One materials lab course beyond NUCL 32500 is required.

‡ The mathematics elective is a 30000-level or higher course.