Suggested Plan of Study for Nuclear Fusion

Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 131

Freshman Year: 
First Year Engineering program

 Sophomore Year:

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

 

Junior Year:

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

 

Senior Year:

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