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University of Pittsburgh    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Oct 19, 2020
 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Nuclear Energy Concentration


Area of concentration: Nuclear Energy


Sample Curriculum


Credits: 16


Credits: 18


Credits: 16


Credits: 15


Seventh Term


Credits: 15


Eighth Term


Credits: 15


Total credits: 129


* at least one senior design course offered by one of the other SSOE engineering programs is required; the second course may be a senior project arranged with a faculty mentor and taken as ENGSCI 1801  or ENGR 1050 - PRODUCT REALIZATION . Students wishing to complete a two-term  project with a faculty mentor may request approval for the second term to count as a program elective (ENGSCI 1802 ).

Program Electives (9 credits)


To earn a B.S. in Engineering Science with a concentration in Nuclear Energy students take an additional 9 credits of Program Electives in addition to the required courses. The 9 credits must include an area of emphasis consisting of at least 6 credits of interrelated courses demonstrating depth of knowledge. At least 6 of the 9 program elective credits must be in Engineering, Science, or Math. Potential 2-course areas of emphasis are listed below but sequences in foreign languages and culture, economics, business, and other areas can be approved by the ESCI program director.

Potential areas of emphasis:

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering - Structural, Water Resources, Construction Management & Sustainability, Environmental Engineering
  • Bioengineering - Biosignals and Imaging
  • Electrical Engineering - Power
  • Industrial Engineering - Engineering Management
  • Mechanical Engineering - Dynamic Systems, Solid Mechanics
  • Material Science & Engineering
  • Physics
  • Mathematics - Numerical methods and Analysis

Alternatively the student may fulfill the elective requirement by earning a certificate (besides the Nuclear Engineering Certificate) offered by the SSOE:

  • International Engineering Studies
  • Innovation, Product Design, and Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable Engineering


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