Nuclear Science and Engineering (Course 22)

Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Science and Engineering

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)

The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below.

Summary of Subject Requirements Subjects
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement [can be satisfied by 22.04[J] in the Departmental Program]; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement. 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [can be satisfied from among 1.00, 2.086, 6.100A/6.100B, 6.3700, 8.03, 18.03, 18.05, 18.600, and 22.01, 22.02, or 22.071 in the Departmental Program] 2
Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be satisfied by 22.09 in the Departmental Program] 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
Physical Education Requirement
Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points.

Departmental Program

Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.

Basic RequirementsUnits
2.005Thermal-Fluids Engineering I12
18.03Differential Equations 112
22.01Introduction to Nuclear Engineering and Ionizing Radiation12
Computation Elective
Select one of the following:12
Introduction to Computer Programming and Numerical Methods for Engineering Applications
Numerical Computation for Mechanical Engineers
Introduction to Computer Science Programming in Python
and Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science 2
Computational Methods of Scientific Programming
Real World Computation with Julia
Required Core Subjects
22.02Introduction to Applied Nuclear Physics12
22.033Nuclear Systems Design Project15
22.04[J]Social Problems of Nuclear Energy (CI-M)12
22.05Neutron Science and Reactor Physics12
22.06Engineering of Nuclear Systems12
22.061Fusion Energy12
22.09Principles of Nuclear Radiation Measurement and Protection (CI-M)15
Required Thesis 3
22.THTUndergraduate Thesis Tutorial3
22.THUUndergraduate Thesis (CI-M)9
Mathematics Elective
Select one of the following:12
Introduction to Probability
Complex Variables with Applications
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Methods for Scientists and Engineers
Probability and Random Variables
Materials Science and Physics Elective
Select one of the following:12
Solid Mechanics
Mechanics and Materials I
Structure of Materials
Mechanics of Materials
Physics III
Restricted Elective in NSE 412
Select one of the following:
Analog Electronics and Analog Instrumentation Design
Quantum Technology and Devices
Integration of Reactor Design, Operations, and Safety
Systems Analysis of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Radiation Biophysics
Corrosion: The Environmental Degradation of Materials
Radiation Damage and Effects in Nuclear Materials
Nuclear Waste Management
Introduction to Sustainable Energy
Introduction to Design Thinking and Rapid Prototyping (when paired with another 6 unit subject in NSE)
Modeling with Machine Learning: Nuclear Science and Engineering Applications
and Modeling with Machine Learning: from Algorithms to Applications
Thermal-Fluids Engineering II
Physical Metallurgy
Units in Major186
Unrestricted Electives48
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(48)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree186

The units for any subject that counts as one of the 17 GIR subjects cannot also be counted as units required beyond the GIRs.


 18.032 Differential Equations is also an acceptable option.


CSE.C20 is permitted in place of 6.100B.


 Unit totals shown are the minimum requirements.


Consult the NSE Academic Office, Room 24-102, regarding substitutions.