Bachelor of Science in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering - Nuclear Engineering Concentration

Wellness Requirement
APPH 1040Scientific Foundations of Health2
or APPH 1050 The Science of Physical Activity and Health
or APPH 1060 Flourishing: Strategies for Well-being and Resilience
Institutional Priority
CS 1371Computing for Engineers3
Mathematics and Quantitative Skills
MATH 1552Integral Calculus 14
Political Science and U.S. History
HIST 2111The United States to 18773
or HIST 2112 The United States since 1877
or INTA 1200 American Government in Comparative Perspective
or POL 1101 Government of the United States
or PUBP 3000 American Constitutional Issues
Arts, Humanities, and Ethics
Any HUM 26
Communicating in Writing
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences
PHYS 2211Introductory Physics I4
PHYS 2212Introductory Physics II4
MATH 1551Differential Calculus 12
MATH 1553Introduction to Linear Algebra 12
or MATH 1554 Linear Algebra
or MATH 1564 Linear Algebra with Abstract Vector Spaces
Social Sciences
Select one of the following: 33
Economic Analysis and Policy Problems
The Global Economy
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Any SS 26
Field of Study
CHEM 1310Principles of General Chemistry for Engineers 44
MATH 2551Multivariable Calculus 14
MATH 2552Differential Equations 14
MSE 2001Principles and Applications of Engineering Materials3
NRE 2120Elements of Nuclear and Radiological Engineering3
Major Requirements
Ethics Requirement 2
NRE 3026Experimental Nuclear Reactor Physics3
NRE 3112Nuclear Radiation Detection3
NRE 3208Nuclear Reactor Phys I3
NRE 3301Radiation Physics3
NRE 3316Radiation Protection Engineering3
NRE 4350Design Methods & Tools3
NRE 4351Design of Nuclear and Radiological Systems3
Non-NRE Requirements
COE 2001Statics2
ECE 3710Circuits and Electronics2
ECE 3741Instrumentation and Electronics Lab1
ISYE 3025Essentials of Engineering Economy1
ME 3322Thermodynamics3
ME 3340Fluid Mechanics3
MATH 3670Probability and Statistics with Applications3
or ECE 3077 Prob/Stats for ECE
or ISYE 3770 Statistics and Applications
Nuclear Energy Concentration requirements 5
ME 3345Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer3
NRE 4210Nuclear Reactor Theory3
NRE 4214Reactor Engineering3
Math/Science Elective 63
Engineering Elective 73
Free Electives
Free Electives (1000-level or higher) 83
Free Electives (2000-level or higher) 99
Total Credit Hours126

No Pass-Fail courses allowed except for Ethics overlay requirement.

Students must earn a minimum Major GPA of 2.0 (truncated). Major GPA includes all required NRE and ME classes plus classes used for the concentration. If a class is repeated, only the last grade is included in the calculation.


 Minimum grade C


Ethics Overlay may be Core IMPACTS Arts, Humanities, & Ethics or Social Sciences and can be any course from the GT-approved list:


Students can receive credit for only one of ECON 2100, ECON 2101, ECON 2105 and ECON 2106. The only exception is that students can receive 6 hours credit for both ECON 2105 and ECON 2106.


CHEM 1211K can substitute for CHEM 1310. CHEM 1211K and CHEM 1212K are recommended for pre-health students.


Students must satisfy the requirements of EITHER the Nuclear Engineering (NE) Concentration or the Radiological Science and Engineering (RSE) Concentration. NE Concentration requires ME 3345, NRE 4210, and NRE 4214;  RSE Concentration requires NRE 4328 and two courses from the following list: NRE 4750, NRE 4803 (Nuclear Safeguards), and NRE 4407. Students may complete both Concentrations using free or engineering electives.


Any Math or Science at 2000 level or higher with the exception of selected 1000-level courses: BIOS 1107/BIOS 1107L, BIOS 1108/BIOS 1108, and CHEM 1212K.


 Engineering Elective is any class from the College of Engineering at the 2000-level or higher excluding:  ME 3141, ME 3700,ME 3720, ME 3743, ME 3744, ME 4741, ME 4742, and ME 4753. Also excludes project-type courses such as VIP, and 2699, 2903, 4699, 4903 classes.  Cannot duplicate any other material used to satisfy the BSNRE degree requirements.


 Free 1XXX: Cannot duplicate any other material used to satisfy the BSNRE degree requirements.


 Free 2XXX: At least 9 hours of free electives must be at the 2000 level or above with the exception of 4 hours that may be satisfied with one of the following: BIOS 1107/BIOS 1107L, BIOS 1108/BIOS 1108L, or CHEM 1212K. Cannot duplicate any other material used to satisfy the BSNRE degree requirements