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UNDERGRADUATE : Sample Course 22 Roadmaps :
Advanced Sustainable Energy Sources (Fission)

Emphasizes NSE broadly applied to fission energy systems.

    Some possible student outcomes:

  • Engineer in fission energy and supporting industries
  • Preparation for 5 year MS in fission
  • Nuclear navy

Courses/electives are suggested that provide multi-disciplinary depth in fission energy, including entry-level graduate courses in the senior year. Both analytical and experimental research projects are typically available for the SB Thesis requirement. UROPs among fission faculty, and at CANES and the Nuclear Reactor Lab are highly encouraged.

1st YEAR 8.01 Physics I 8.02 or 8.022 Physics II
  18.01 Calculus I 18.02 Calculus II
  3.091 Chemistry I 7.01x Biology 1
2nd YEAR 22.01 Intro to NSE 22.02 Intro to Nuclear Physics
  18.03 Differential Equations 2.005 Thermal-Fluids
  8.03 Physics III 22.012 Fusion SeminarE
  18.06 Linear Algebra HASS (2)
  22.011 Fission SeminarE  
3rd YEAR 6.00 or 12.010 Intro to Computation 22.09 Nuclear Lab
  22.05 Intro to Reactor Physics 22.071 Electronics
  22.06 Reactor EngineeringA 2.006 Thermal-Fluids IIE
4th YEAR 22.033 Senior Design Course 22.ThU UG Thesis
  22.ThT Thesis tutorial 22.070 Nuclear MaterialsA
  22.251 Nuclear Fuel CycleE 22.38 Probability & RiskE
  22.081 Sustainable EnergyE HASS

Bold fonts indicate suggested freshmen course choices
E Denotes suggested use of an elective
A Denotes the two suggested advanced course 22 subjects

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