Course requirements for a NERS BSE degree are displayed in the sample schedule below. For help planning and scheduling your courses, please schedule an appointment with an advisor for the NERS undergraduate program. For external transfer students, this is a 5-semester sequence starting with NERS 250 in the Winter Semester.
NERS Undergraduate Grade Policy
In order to earn a BSE degree, students must have no grades of “C-” or below in any NERS program courses or technical electives. Students may have only one grade of “C-” or below in all required mathematics and technical courses. Students will be required to retake any course that falls outside this criterion.
|Subjects required by all programs (55 hrs.)||Total credit hours||Terms|
|Mathematics 115, 116, 215, and 216||16||4||4||4||4||–||–||–||–|
|Engr 100, Intro to Engr||4||4||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|Engr 101, Intro to Computers||4||–||4||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|Chemistry 125/126 and 130 or Chemistry 210 and 2111||5||5||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|Physics 140 with Lab 141; Physics 240 with Lab 2412||10||–||5||5||–||–||–||–||–|
|Related Technical Subjects (11 hrs.)|
|MATSCIE 250, Princ of Eng Materials or MSE 220, Intro to Materials and Manf||4||–||–||–||4||–||–||–||–|
|EECS 215, Intro to Circuits or EECS 314, Electrical Circuits, Systems, and Applications||4||–||–||–||–||4||–||–||–|
|MECHENG 235, Thermodynamics I||3||–||–||–||–||3||–||–||–|
|Program Subjects (45 hrs.)|
|NERS 250, Fundamentals of Nuclear Eng and Rad Sci||4||–||–||–||4||–||–||–||–|
|NERS 311, Ele of Nuc Eng & Rad Sci I||3||–||–||–||–||3||–||–||–|
|NERS 312, Ele of Nuc Eng & Rad Sci II||3||–||–||–||–||–||3||–||–|
|NERS 315, Nuclear Instr Lab||4||–||–||–||–||–||4||–||–|
|NERS 320, Prob in Nucl Engr & Rad Sci||4||–||–||–||–||4||–||–||–|
|NERS 344, Fluid Mech Nucl Eng||3||–||–||–||–||–||3||–||–|
|NERS 441, Nuclear Reactor Theory I||4||–||–||–||–||–||–||4||–|
|NERS 444, Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer||3||–||–||–||–||–||–||3||–|
|Laboratory Course (above NERS 315)3||4||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||4|
|NERS 491, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Design I||1||–||–||–||–||–||–||1||–|
|NERS 492, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Design II||3||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||3|
|Technical Electives (5 hrs.)5||5||–||–||–||–||2||–||–||3|
|General Electives (12 hrs.)||12||–||–||3||3||–||3||3||–|
Candidates for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences – BSE in NERS – must complete the program listed above.
This sample schedule is an example of one leading to graduation in eight terms.
- If you have a satisfactory score or grade in Chemistry AP, A-Level, IB Exams, or transfer credit from another institution for Chemistry 125/126/10 you will have met the Chemistry Core Requirement for the College of Engineering.
- If you have a satisfactory score or grade in Physics AP, A-Level, IB Exams or transfer credit from another institution for Physics 140/141 and Physics 240/241, you will have met the Physics Core Requirement for the College of Engineering.
- Laboratory Course (above NERS 315) select one from the following: NERS 425, 535, 575, 586. (NERS 535 and 575 require program advisor’s consent.)
- One course must be selected from the following: NERS 421, NERS 471, and NERS 484. A maximum of 3 credit hours of independent study (NERS 499) can count as a NERS elective. All additional NERS 499 credits beyond those 3 can only be counted as a general elective.
- Technical electives are defined as 300-level and above Mathematics, Physics, or non-NERS Engineering courses. Course content must be technical. All substitutions must be approved by the faculty advisor.