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Suggested Course Sequence

Suggested Sequence

The schedule that follows is illustrative, showing the typical sequence in which courses would be taken by a student with no college course credit already earned and who intends to graduate in four years. Each individual's case may vary, but the position of required named courses is generally indicative of the order in which they should be taken.

First Year
First Semester Hours
CHEM 102 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 103 General Chemistry Lab I 1
ENG 100 Engineering Orientation 0
MATH 2211 Calculus I 4
NPRE 100 Orientation to NPRE 1
RHET 105 (or Free elective)2 Writing and Research 4-3
Liberal education elective3 3
  Semester Hours 16-15
Second Semester  
CS 1014 Intro Computing: Engrg Sci 3
MATH 231 Calculus II 3
PHYS 211 University Physics: Mechanics 4
Liberal education elective3 3
RHET 105 (or Free elective)2,5 Writing and Research 3-4
  Semester Hours 16-17
Second Year
First Semester  
MATH 241 Calculus III 4
PHYS 212 University Physics: Elec Mag 4
TAM 2104,6 Introduction to Statics 2
Professional Concentration Area elective7 3
Liberal education elective3 3
  Semester Hours 16
Second Semester  
MATH 285 Intro Differential Equations 3
ME 200 Thermodynamics 3
PHYS 214 Univ Physics: Quantum Physics 2
NPRE 247 Modeling Nuclear Energy System 3
TAM 2126 Introductory Dynamics 3
Liberal education elective3 3
  Semester Hours 17
Third Year
First Semester  
ECE 205 Elec Electronic Circuits 3
ECE 206 Elec Electronic Circuits Lab 1
NPRE 446 Radiation Interact w/Matter I 3
TAM 335 or ME 310 (or Professional Concentration Area elective in Radiological, Medical, and Instrumentation Applications)8 Introductory Fluid Mechanics 4
Liberal education elective3 3
Free elective 3
  Semester Hours 17
Second Semester  
NPRE 421 (or Professional Concentration Area elective in Radiological, Medical, and Instrumentation Applications)8 Plasma and Fusion Science 3
NPRE 447 Radiation Interact w/Matter II 3
NPRE 451 NPRE Laboratory 3
NPRE 455 Neutron Diffusion Transport 4
Professional Concentration Area elective7 3
  Semester Hours 16
Fourth Year
First Semester  
NPRE 431 Materials in Nuclear Engrg 3
NPRE 448 Nuclear Syst Engrg Design 4
Professional Concentration Area electives7 6
Liberal education elective3 3
  Semester Hours 16
Second Semester  
NPRE 441 Radiation Protection 4
NPRE 458 Design in NPRE 4
Professional Concentration Area electives 6
  Semester Hours 14
  Total Hours: 128
1

MATH 220 may be substituted, with four of the five credit hours applying toward the degree. MATH 220 is appropriate for students with no background in calculus.

2

RHET 105 may be taken in the first or second semester of the first year as authorized. The alternative is a free elective.

3

Liberal education electives must include 6 hours of social & behavioral sciences and 6 hours of humanities & the arts course work from the campus General Education lists. ECON 102 or ECON 103 must be one of the social & behavioral sciences courses, recommended to be taken early. The remaining 6 hours may be selected from a list maintained by the college, or additional course work from the campus General Education lists for social & behavioral sciences or humanities & the arts. Students must also complete the campus cultural studies requirement by completing (i) one western/comparative culture(s) course and (ii) one non-western/U.S. minority culture(s) course from the General Education cultural studies lists. Most students select liberal education courses that simultaneously satisfy these cultural studies requirements. Courses from the western and non-western lists that fall into free electives or other categories may also be used satisfy the cultural studies requirements.

4

Students may elect to take CS 125 in place of CS 101, and TAM 211 in place of TAM 210. The extra hour will be applied toward the Professional Concentration Area electives.

5

Consideration should be given to NPRE 101 as a free elective in the spring semester of the freshman or sophomore year. Alternately, free elective hours provide a means to fulfill requirements for campus minors such as Bioengineering, Computer Science, International Minor in Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics, without excessive additional hours beyond the normal degree requirements.

6

Students in the Plasma and Fusion Science Engineering Professional Concentration Area may elect to take PHYS 325 in place of TAM 212.  Further, students in this concentration may elect to take both PHYS 325 and PHYS 326 in place of TAM 210 and TAM 212.  The extra hour from PHYS 325 and PHYS 326 will be applied toward the Professional Concentration Area electives.

7

A student must fulfill the NPRE Professional Concentration Area requirement by taking the required technical courses and technical elective courses in one of the three professional concentration areas: Power, Safety, and the Environment; Plasma and Fusion Science Engineering; or Radiological, Medical, and Instrumentation Applications.

8

Students in the Power, Safety, and the Environment and in the Plasma and Fusion Science Engineering Professional Concentration Areas must take a fluid mechanics course (TAM 335 or ME 310) and NPRE 421. Students in the Radiological, Medical, and Instrumentation Applications Professional Concentration Area must select courses in that Area instead.