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Notes on Course 22

No subject can be counted as part of the 17-subject GIRs and as part of the 192 units required beyond the GIRs. Every subject in the student's departmental program will count toward one or the other, but not both.

*Alternate prerequisites are listed in the subject description.

For an explanation of credit units, or hours, please refer to the Explanatory Notes in Part III of the MIT Bulletin.

Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Science and Engineering/Course 22

General Institute Requirements (GIRs) Subjects
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Requirement 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [can be satisfied from among 8.03; 18.03 or 18.034; 22.01; 22.02; and 22.071J, in the Departmental Program] 2
Laboratory Requirement [can be satisfied by 22.09 in the Departmental Program] 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
   
Communication Requirement  
The program includes a Communication Requirement of 4 subjects:
2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CI-H); and 2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in the major (CI-M). In Course 22, these CI-M courses are 22.09 and 22.ThU.
 
   
PLUS Departmental Program Units
Subject names below are followed by credit units, and by prerequisites, if any
(corequisites in italics)
   
Basic Requirements 84
2.005 Thermal-Fluids Engineering I, 12, REST; Physics II (GIR), Calculus II (GIR), 18.03  
6.0001 AND 6.0002 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming, 12 (combined)
- or -
12.010 Computational Methods of Scientific Programming, 12; Calculus II (GIR), Physics I (GIR)
- or -
2.086 Numerical Computation for Mechanical Engineers, 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR), Physics I (GIR), 18.03
- or -
1.000 Computer Programming for Scientific and Engineering Applications, 12, REST; 18.03
 
8.03 Physics III, 12, REST; Physics II (GIR), Calculus II (GIR)  
18.03 Differential Equations, 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR)
- or -
18.034 Differential Equations, 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR)
 
18.06 Linear Algebra, 12; Calculus II (GIR), 18.03*  
22.01 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering and Ionizing Radiation, 12, REST  
22.071J Electronics, Signals, and Measurement, 12, REST; 18.03  
   
Required Nuclear Science and Engineering Core Subjects 72
22.02 Introduction to Applied Nuclear Physics, 12, REST; Physics II (GIR), Calculus II (GIR), 8.03  
22.033 Nuclear Systems Design Project, 15  
22.05 Neutron Science and Reactor Physics, 12; 18.03, 22.02  
22.09 Principles of Nuclear Radiation Measurement and Protection, 12, LAB, CI-M; 22.02  
 
Required Undergraduate Nuclear Science and Engineering Thesis 12
22.ThT Undergraduate Thesis Tutorial (minimum of 3 units); 22.09  
22.ThU Undergraduate Thesis (minimum of 9 units), CI-M; 22.ThT  
   
Restricted Electives in NSE: CHOOSE 24 UNITS of the following:  
22.04J Social Problems of Nuclear Energy, 12, HASS-S  
22.054J Materials in Extreme Environments, 12  
22.055 Radiation Biophysics, 12  
22.06 Engineering of Nuclear Systems, 12, 2.005  
22.081J Sustainable Energy, 12  
22.14 Nuclear Materials, 6  
22.15 Essential Numerical Methods, 6, 12.010 or equivalent  
22.107 Computational Science & Engineering, 12, 18.085, 22.00  
22.212 Nuclear Reactor Analysis II, 12, 22.05 or 22.211  
22.213 Nuclear Reactor Analysis III, 12, 22.05 or 22.211  
22.251 Systems Analysis of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle, 12, 22.05  
22.313 Thermal Hydraulics in Power Technology, 12, 2.006 or 10.302 or 22.312  
22.315 Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, 12  
22.38 Probability and Its Applications To Reliability, Quality Control, and Risk Assessment, 12  
22.39 Integration of Reactor Design, Operations, and Safety, 12, 22.05 or 22.211, 2.005 or 22.312  
22.51 Quantum Theory of Radiation Interactions, 12, 22.02 or 22.11  
22.611J Introduction to Plasma Physics I, 12, 6.013 or 8.07, 18.04 or 18.075  
22.615 MHD Theory of Fusion Systems, 12, 22.611J  
22.62 Fusion Energy, 12, 22.611J  
22.71J Modern Physical Metallurgy, 12, 3.022, 3.032 or 22.14  
22.72J Corrosion: The Environmental Degradation of Materials, 12, 3.012 or 22.14  
22.74J Radiation Damage and Effects in Nuclear Materials, 12, 3.21 or 22.14  
22.76 Nuclear Chemical Engineering, 12  
22.78 Principles of Nuclear Chemical Engineering and Waste Managemen, 12  
22.811J Sustainable Energy, 12  
22.812J Managing Nuclear Technology, 12  
22.814 Nuclear Non-Proliferation, 12  
2.006 Thermal-Fluids Engineering II, 12, 2.005 or 2.051  
PDEs 18.0751 or 18.04, 12  
Statistics 6.041 or 18.05 or 18.600, 12  
   
Departmental Program Units That Also Satisfy the GIRs (36)
Unrestricted Electives 60
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree 192
No subject can be counted both as part of the 17-subject GIRs and as part of the 192 units required beyond the GIRs. Every subject in the student's departmental program will count toward one or the other, but not both.
   
Notes  
*Alternate prerequisites and corequisites are listed in the subject description. 
For an explanation of credit units, or hours, please refer to the online help in the MIT Subject Listing & Schedule, http://student.mit.edu/catalog/index.cgi.

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