Nuclear Engineering Minor

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Minor Requirements

Prerequisite Courses (30 hours)

Course Title Credits
PHYS 211Essentials of Physics I3
PHYS 211LEssentials of Physics I Lab1
PHYS 212Essentials of Physics II3
PHYS 212LEssentials of Physics II Lab1
CHEM 111General Chemistry I3
CHEM 112General Chemistry II3
MATH 141Calculus I4
MATH 142Calculus II4
MATH 241Vector Calculus3
MATH 242Elementary Differential Equations3
Total Credit Hours28

Four Core Courses and Two Approved Elective Courses

A student may obtain a minor in Nuclear Engineering by completing at least 18 credit hours consisting of four core courses and two approved elective courses.

Four Core Courses

Course Title Credits
EMCH 552Introduction to Nuclear Engineering3
EMCH 553Nuclear Fuel Cycles3
EMCH 557Introduction to Radiation Shielding and Sources3
EMCH 558Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Systems3
Total Credit Hours12

The Electives for the Minor

A description of the courses satisfying the electives for the minor is maintained in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Office and on the Department’s website,