Aug 17, 2018  
Rensselaer Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2018-2019

Nuclear Engineering Curriculum


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First Year


Fall Semester


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 3 below)

Spring Semester


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
     
    (See footnote 3 below)

Second Year


Fall Semester


STSS-4XXX Professional Development II Credit Hours: 2
 
(See footnotes 1,5,6 below)

 

Spring Semester


  • Materials Science Elective Credit Hours: 4 
    (See footnotes 1,5,7 below)

Third Year


Arch* Summer Semester


*For students who have applied for and been granted an exception, The Summer Arch courses would be taken during the fall semester. For listing of the exception process go to: http://info.rpi.edu/arch/students/#ExceptionProcess.

  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 3 below)
  • Engineering Design Elective  Credit Hours: 4 
    (See footnote 8 below)

Fall


*If following the B.S. in Nuclear Engineering curriculum, students must select the Fall term as their “on-campus” semester.

  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
     (see footnote 3 below)

Fourth Year


Fall


  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • HASS Elective  Credit Hours: 4
     
    (See footnote 3 below)
  • MANE-4XXX NE Technical Elective Credit hours: 3
    (see footnotes 1,11 below)

Spring


  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
     
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • MANE 4XXX Nuclear Engineering Laboratory II Credit Hours: 3
    (See footnote 10 below)
  • MANE 4XXX NE Technical Elective II Credit Hours: 3
     
    (See footnotes 1,11 below)

Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Electives


In this area, the electives are based on the Institute and School of Engineering requirements. Students are urged to elect humanities, arts, and social science sequences through which they will obtain adequate breadth and depth in subject areas. Students desiring minors in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences must consult the school or department in which the courses are offered to obtain further information and specific requirements.

Footnotes


  1. These required courses may be taken in any order in the academic year shown (or in a previous year) given the pre-requisites are met.
  2. Choice of ENGR 1200 Engineering Graphics and CAD, ENGR 1400 Engineering Communication, or CIVL 1200 Engineering Graphics for Civil Engineers.
  3. The five HASS Electives may be taken in any semester; it is recommended to schedule one in each of the first two semesters and one in the Arch Summer Semester.
  4. Any 1-credit engineering exploration elective (e.g., “Introduction to [major]” or ENGR-1300 Engineering Processes) may be substituted.
  5. These courses may be taken in the Arch Summer Semester (if the summer schedule permits).
  6. For a list of courses that satisfy the PD II requirement refer to the link “Courses which satisfy PD II requirement” on the SIS home page.
  7. Choose from MANE  4460 Engineering Materials for Nuclear Applications or ENGR 1600 Materials Science.
  8. Choose from MANE 2220 Inventor’s Studio I or ENGR 2050 Introduction to Engineering Design; both have Professional Development I embedded in them.
  9. Students restricted from Arch (e.g., ROTC, certain athletes) will delay PD III until senior year, after the Professional Development I content in the Engineering Design Elective.
  10. Choose from MANE 4440 Critical Reactor Lab or MANE 4960 LINAC Lab.
  11. NE Technical Electives
    •NE Technical Electives are MANE 4000-level or higher courses related to Nuclear Engineering that are taken for 3 credits or more.
    •The NE Technical Electives allow you to focus on your technical interest or area of specialization within the Nuclear Engineering field.
    •If you have questions regarding whether a specific course satisfies your NE Technical Elective requirements, please consult with your academic adviser.
    •An independent study course, such as a design project or an undergraduate research project with a Nuclear Engineering instructor, may be used to satisfy one of the NE Technical Electives.
    •NE Technical Electives may not be taken on a Pass/No Credit basis.

 

Dual Major Programs


Dual major programs in Nuclear Engineering and Mechanical Engineering are available to students who follow prescribed programs that can be completed in eight semesters. Degree templates for dual majors offered by the MANE department may be found here: http://www.eng.rpi.edu/mane/undergraduate.cfm.

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