Suggested Plan of Study for Nuclear Fusion

Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 131

Freshman Year

First Year Engineering program

Sophomore Year

Third
Semester
4
MA 261 Multivariate Calculus
3
ME 200 Thermodynamics
3
ME 270 Basic Mechanics I
3
NUCL 200 Intro to NE
0
NUCL 298 Seminar
3
General Education Elective
16
Total
Fourth
Semester
3
MA 265 Linear Algebra
3
ME 274 Basic Mechanics II
2
NUCL 205 NE Undergrad Lab I
3
NUCL 273 Mechanics of Materials
0
NUCL 298 Seminar
4
PHYS 261 Electricity and Optics
3
General Education Elective
18
Total

Junior Year

Fifth
Semester
3
MA 266 Differential Equations
3
NUCL 325 Materials Lab
3
NUCL 300 Nuclear Structure & Radiation Interactions
3
NUCL 320 Intro to Materials for Nuclear Applications
3
NUCL 350 Thermo- Hydraulics I
0
NUCL 398 Seminar
3
General Education Elective
18
Total
Sixth
Semester
3
NUCL 310 Intro to Neutron Physics
3
NUCL 351 Thermo-Hydraulics II
3
NUCL 355 Thermo-Hydraulics Lab
0
NUCL 398 Seminar
3
NUCL 460 Intro to Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion
3
PHYS 330 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism*
3
Math Elective †
18
Total

Senior Year

Seventh
Semester
3
MA 511 Boundary Value Problems of Differential Equations*
2
NUCL 305 NE Undergrad Lab II
3
NUCL 402 NE Power Systems
1
NUCL 449 Senior Design Proposal
0
NUCL 498 Seminar
3
NUCL 510 Nuclear Reactor Theory I*
3
NUCL 560 Intro to Fusion Technology*
3
General Education Elective
18
Total
Eighth
Semester
3
ECE 201 Linear Circuit Analysis I
3
NUCL 450 Senior Design
0
NUCL 498 Seminar
3
NUCL 563 Direct Energy Conversion*
6
General Education Elective
15
Total

 

* 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 460, 510, 520, 560, 563 and 570; and PHYS 330.
Either NUCL 510 or NUCL 520 must be included in the nuclear engineering core.
Other courses to meet specific objectives can also be selected.

† The mathematics elective is usually MA 510.