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UNDERGRADUATE : Sample Course 22 Roadmaps :
Plasma and Fusion (NSE + Physics Double Major)

This roadmap emphasizes NSE applied to plasma physics and fusion energy with a double SB major in course 22 and 8 (flexible option). Through course-sharing of the two departments this is a very "efficient" double-major with respect to class-loading.

    Some possible student outcomes:

  • Preparation for graduate studies in fusion energy and plasma physics
  • Scientist in fusion energy research
  • Scientist in plasma-related industry such as plasma processing, accelerators, light sources.

Course/electives are suggested that provide multi-disciplinary depth in fusion and plasma physics. UROPs among fusion faculty and at MIT's Plasma Science and Fusion Center are highly encouraged.

1st YEAR 8.01 Physics I 8.022 Physics II
  18.01 Calculus I 18.02 Calculus II
  3.091 Solid State 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 Seminar
  18.06 Linear Algebra 8.04 Quantum I
3rd YEAR 6.00 or 12.010 Intro to Computation 22.09 Nuclear J-Lab
  22.05 Intro to Reactor Physics 22.071 Intro Electronics
  8.07 E&M II 8.044 Statistical Phyics
  8.223 Classical MechanicsIAP  
4th YEAR 22.033 Senior Design Course 22.ThU UG Thesis
  22.ThT Thesis tutorial 22.070 Nuclear Materials
  22.611J Plasma IA 22.612J Plasma II
  8.033 Relativity 22.62 Fusion EnergyA

Bold fonts indicate suggested freshmen course choices
IAP Denotes course taken at IAP after fall term
A Denotes the two suggested advanced course 22 subjects

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