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    Dec 04, 2022  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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


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


   

First Year

Hours Credit

CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128 *, CHEM 130 * or CHEM 138 * 8
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 *, ENGL 102 * 6
EF 105 , EF 151  or EF 157 , EF 152  or EF 158  9
MATH 141 * or MATH 147 *, MATH 142 * or MATH 148 * 8
   

Second Year

 
Arts and Humanities  Elective* 3
ECON 201 * or ECON 207 * 4
ECE 301  3
ME 202  2
EF 230  2
MATH 231 , MATH 241  or MATH 247  7
ME 331  3
NE 200  1
 PHYS 231 *, PHYS 232 * 7
   

Third Year

 
STAT 251  3
Cultures and Civilizations  Elective* 3
NE 342 , NE 351 , NE 362 , NE 401 *, NE 433 , NE 470  18
PHYS 341  3
Social Sciences  Elective* 3
   

Fourth Year

 
Cultures and Civilizations  Elective* 3
EF 402  1
ME 321  3
NE 400 *(OC), NE 402 *(WC), NE 406 , NE 472 , NE 490  14
Arts and Humanities  Elective* 3
1Technical Electives 6
   
 

Total 123

   
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Technical electives are selected from upper-division mathematics, chemistry, physics, and engineering courses and must be preapproved by the department. 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 via Honors-by-Contract or Honors Independent Study. If participating in only the Chancellor’s Honors Program, the Honors-by-Contract paperwork goes to the Chancellor’s Honors Office on campus during the first 10 days of the semester. If participating in Engineering Honors and not Chancellor’s Honors, the Honors-by-Contract paperwork is submitted the first 10 days of the semester to the engineering major department. If participating in both Chancellor’s and Engineering Honors, the Honors-by-Contract paperwork is submitted to both areas.
  • 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 ).

 

5-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.

 

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