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UNDERGRADUATE : Course 22 Roadmaps :
Fission Reactor Physics & Design

Emphasizes integrated fission reactor design.

    Some possible student outcomes:

  • Preparation for graduate studies in fission
  • Designer of next generation fission reactors for energy and spacecraft.

Course/electives are suggested that provide multi-disciplinary depth in fission design. UROPs among fission faculty, CANES and MIT Reactor lab are highly encouraged.

YEAR FALL SPRING
1st YEAR 8.01 Physics I 8.022 Physics II
  18.01 Calculus I 18.02 Calculus II
  3.091 Chemistry I 7.01x Biology 1
  HASS HASS
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 22.00 Intro SimulationE
  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 18.085 Computational EngineeringE
  HASS HASS
4th YEAR 22.033 Senior Design Course 22.ThU UG Thesis
  22.ThT Thesis tutorial 22.070 Nuclear MaterialsA
  22.251 Nuclear Fuel CycleE 22.211 Reactor PhysicsE
  22.107 Computational NSEE HASS
  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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