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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nuclear Engineering Major, BS in Nuclear Engineering – Radiological Engineering Concentration


uTrack Requirements (for first-year students)

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester known as milestones. Milestones may include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect first-time, first-year, full-time, degree-seeking students entering Fall 2013.

PROGRESSION POLICIES AND REQUIREMENTS

Progression

The first two years of the curriculum are considered to be lower-division and the two remaining years upper division. Students must apply for progression to departmental upper division courses, which depends on academic performance. Factors considered include overall grade point average, performance in selected lower division courses and evidence of orderly progression through the prescribed curriculum.

Full Status

A lower-division student may apply for progression to upper division after completing CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128 *, CHEM 130 * or CHEM 138 *; MATH 141 * or MATH 147 *, MATH 142 * or MATH 148 *, MATH 231 ; EF 151 * or EF 157 *, EF 152 * or EF 158 *; NE 200 , and PHYS 231 *, with a grade of C or better in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.5.

Provisional Status

Students who have completed CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128 *, CHEM 130 * or CHEM 138 *; MATH 141 * or MATH 147 *, MATH 142 * or MATH 148 *, MATH 231 ; EF 151 * or EF 157 *, EF 152 * or EF 158 *, and PHYS 231 * with a grade of C or better and have an overall GPA between 2.0 and 2.5 may apply for provisional status. The granting of provisional status is based on the availability of space in departmental programs after full status students have been accommodated. Provisional status students are required to demonstrate their ability to perform satisfactorily in upper-division by attaining a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the first 9 hours of 300-level required nuclear engineering courses. Award of upper-division full status is dependent upon this performance. Students who have not progressed to upper-division will be dropped from departmental courses.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering - Radiological Engineering Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128 * 4 MATH 130  or higher or one Arts and Humanities*, Cultures and Civilizations*, or Social Sciences* Elective
EF 105  1  
EF 151 * or EF 157 * 4  
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 * 3  
MATH 141 * or MATH 147 * 4  
Term 2
CHEM 130 * or CHEM 138 * 4 MATH 130  or higher
EF 152 * or EF 158 * 4  
ENGL 102 * 3  
MATH 142 * or MATH 148 * 4  
Term 3
ECON 201 * or ECON 207 * 4 EF 151 * or PHYS 135 *
EF 230  2  
MATH 231  3  
ME 202  2  
NE 200  2  
PHYS 231 * 3  
Term 4
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 EF 152 * or PHYS 136 *
ECE 301  3  
MATH 241  or MATH 247  4  
ME 331  3  
PHYS 232 * 4  
Term 5
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 CBE 201  or COSC 102 * or ME 202  or MSE 201 
NE 342  or NE 347 , NE 351  or NE 357 , NE 362  or NE 367  9  
PHYS 341  3  
Term 6
NE 401 *, NE 433 , NE 470  9 No milestones
1Social Sciences Elective * 3  
STAT 251  3  
Term 7
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 No milestones
ME 321  3  
NE 402 * or NE 427 *, NE 490  6  
2Technical Elective 3  
Term 8
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 No milestones
EF 402  1  
NE 400 *, NE 406  or NE 467 , NE 472  8  
2Technical Elective 3  
     
TOTAL 124  

* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Chosen from the University General Education list .
2 Technical electives are selected from upper-division mathematics, chemistry, physics, and engineering courses and must be preapproved by the department. Courses in Nuclear Engineering, other than 500, 502 and 598, may also be used as technical electives. Pre-medical, pre-veterinary, and pre-dentistry students must also take CHEM 350 , CHEM 360  and CHEM 369 .

Honors Program in Nuclear Engineering


In addition to satisfying the requirements described for the nuclear engineering major, candidates for the honors program in nuclear engineering must also complete the following requirements.

  • First-year courses for honors concentrations in the engineering majors. (Note: Most of the honors requirements are course substitutions for the nuclear engineering major.)
  • Two upper-division honors courses in nuclear engineering (chosen from NE 347 , NE 357 , NE 367 , NE 427 *, NE 447 , or NE 467 ).
  • A minimum of 3-credit hours of an honors senior design course. This requirement is normally satisfied as part of their senior capstone design course (NE 472 ).

Five-Year BS/MS Program


The department offers a 5-year BS/MS program with a BS (major in nuclear engineering) and an MS (major in nuclear engineering) for qualified students. The primary component of the program is that qualified students may take up to 6 hours of approved graduate courses for their senior undergraduate electives and have them count toward both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Tennessee. This program is designed for students attending the University of Tennessee for their Master of Science degree because other universities may not accept these courses for graduate credit since they were used to satisfy requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree. Significant components of the program are:

  • Students must have an overall GPA of 3.4 in required course work. Conditional admission to the 5-year program may be granted after completion of 63 hours of required course work, while full admission may be granted after the completion of 93 hours of required course work with a minimum overall GPA of 3.4.

  • Students must at least be conditionally admitted to the program prior to taking graduate courses for both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees. All courses taken for graduate credit must be approved by the director of graduate studies. Students admitted to the program must request permission from the Graduate School to take approved courses for graduate credit.

  • Students admitted to the program must also follow the normal procedure for admission to the Graduate School. Admission of students into this program must be approved by the department and the Graduate School. Students will not be eligible for assistantships until they are enrolled as graduate-level students in the Graduate School.