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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Engineering: Nuclear, B.S.E.

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Professor Cecelia Wigal, Head

The Engineering Program (ENGR) focuses on providing depth in engineering applications that tend to cross disciplines.

Program Mission:

The mission of UTC’s ENGR program is to provide accessible education in the theory and application of engineering in a supportive, interdisciplinary environment that

  • Prepares students for successful careers in industry, government, and academia
  • Emphasizes project-based design
  • Promotes life-long learning
  • Serves the engineering profession
Program Objectives:

In support of this mission, UTC’s ENGR program produces graduates who, upon entering the work force or advanced studies:

  • Function as successful professionals in a variety of engineering disciplines
  • Function effectively in multidisciplinary environments
  • Adapt to various environments
  • Participate in further knowledge building opportunities
  • Are progressing toward Professional Registration

The Engineering program faculty includes those with degrees in this program as well as faculty from other programs who teach the engineering fundamental courses.

Degree and Accreditation:

Graduates of this program receive the B.S.E. degree. This program is accredited by the EAC of ABET Inc. under the Engineering Program Criteria.

Nuclear (ENNE): The nuclear engineering program embodies the realm of nuclear engineering especially as it is applied to the power industry. Students are provided a systems perspective and analysis of nuclear power engineering including instrumentation, reactor operating principles, simulation and modeling tool use, materials analysis, and risk and safety assessment.


Students must complete the following curriculum to obtain the B.S.E. degree.

General Education

(see General Education Requirements  for list of approved courses)

Rhetoric and Composition: (6 hours)

  • Two approved courses in rhetoric and composition

Natural Sciences: (7-8 hours)

  • Two approved natural science courses, at least one including a laboratory component

Humanities and Fine Arts: (6 hours)

  • One approved fine arts course and one approved humanities course

Cultures and Civilizations: (3 hours)

  • One approved Non-Western Cultures and Civilizations course

Behavioral and Social Sciences: (6 hours)

Program and Related Courses

Additional Information and Notes

Minimum 128 earned hours required for graduation (138 for co-op graduates).

Minimum 39 hours at the 3000-4000 level.

2.0 GPA in all required major and related courses (including specified General Education courses).

See Degree and Graduation Requirements  for additional requirements.

Showcase/Suggested Plan of Study

 Please see the Courses  section of this catalog for complete course descriptions.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
ENGR 1030
3 ENGR 1040
ENGR 1030L 1 ENGR 1850 2
ENGR 1011 1 MATH 1920 3
MATH 1910 3 MATH 2200
MATH 1911
1 ENGL 1020
CHEM 1110
3 ENGL 1020
CHEM 1110L
ENGL 1010 3    
  16   14

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
ENGR 2220 3 ENGR 2240 or ENGR 2250
ENGR 2460
3 ENGR 2700 3
ENGR 2460L
1 ENGR 3520 3
MATH 2450
3 MATH 2550 3
PHYS 2310
3 PHYS 2320 3
PHYS 2310L 1 Fine Arts 3
Behavioral and Social Sciences 3    
  17   18

Junior Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
ENGR 3030
3 ENGR 3700
ENGR 3070
3 ENGR 3280
ENGR 3070L 1 ENGR 3280L
ENGR 3400 3 ENNE 4010 3
ENME 3090
3 ENME 3040 3
ENME 3470 2 Non-Western Cultures and Civilizations 3
Humanities 3    
  18   16

Senior Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
ENGR 3850 3 ENME 4410 3
ENNE 4110 3 ENNE 4310 3
ENNE 4210
1 ENNE 4410 3
ENME 4430
3 ENGR Technical Elective 3
Behavioral and Social Sciences
3 Fine Arts 3
  16   15


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