Nuclear Engineering - BS

The Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering degree program aims to educate and prepare future nuclear engineering professionals, researchers and leaders in the fields of nuclear science and nuclear technologies, including nuclear reactor design/operation/simulation/maintenance, nuclear energy production, radiation detection, radiological health technologies, computational method developments, nuclear materials, nuclear security and nuclear policies. The program is built upon a solid foundation and training from physics, mathematics and mechanical engineering. The program integrates fundamentals, applications and hands-on practices in nuclear-specific topics. Upon graduation, students are ready for jobs in academic fields, national laboratories, industry and professional schools. Students can expect to be instilled with the highest standards of professional and ethical behavior, and prepared to meet the complex challenges associated with nuclear science and engineering.

The freshman year is identical for degrees in aerospace engineering, architectural engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, electronic systems engineering technology, environmental engineering, industrial distribution, industrial engineering, interdisciplinary engineering, manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology, mechanical engineering, multidisciplinary engineering technology, nuclear engineering, ocean engineering, and petroleum engineering (Note: not all programs listed are offered in Qatar). The freshman year is slightly different for chemical engineering, biomedical engineering and materials science and engineering degrees in that students take CHEM 119 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 120.  Students pursuing degrees in biological and agricultural engineering should refer to the specific curriculum for this major. It is recognized that many students will change the sequence and number of courses taken in any semester. Deviations from the prescribed course sequence, however, should be made with care to ensure that prerequisites for all courses are met.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CHEM 107 General Chemistry for Engineering Students 1,4 3
CHEM 117 General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory 1,4 1
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 1
or Composition and Rhetoric
ENGR 102 Engineering Lab I - Computation 1 2
MATH 151 Engineering Mathematics I 1,2 4
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
ENGR 216/PHYS 216 Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab II - Mechanics 1 2
MATH 152 Engineering Mathematics II 1 4
PHYS 206 Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Fundamentals of Chemistry II 4  
 Semester Credit Hours15-16
 Total Semester Credit Hours31-32
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGR 217/PHYS 217 Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab III - Electricity and Magnetism 2
MATH 251 Engineering Mathematics III 3
MEEN 221 Statics and Particle Dynamics 3
NUEN 101 Principles of Nuclear Engineering 1
NUEN 201 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering I 3
PHYS 207 Electricity and Magnetism for Engineering and Science 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
ECEN 215 Principles of Electrical Engineering 3
MATH 308 Differential Equations 3
MEEN 315 Principles of Thermodynamics 3
NUEN 265 Materials Science for Nuclear Energy Applications 3
NUEN 302 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering II 3
High Impact Experience 6 0
Nuclear Engineering Practice  
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
COMM 203
Public Speaking
or Technical and Business Writing
MATH 309 Linear Algebra for Differential Equations 3
MEEN 344 Fluid Mechanics 3
NUEN 301 Nuclear Reactor Theory 3
NUEN 309/SENG 309 Radiological Safety 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
ISEN 302 Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects 2
MEEN 461 Heat Transfer 3
NUEN 303 Nuclear Detection and Isotope Technology Laboratory 3
NUEN 304 Nuclear Reactor Analysis 3
NUEN 329 Analytical and Numerical Methods 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Fourth Year
NUEN 405 Nuclear Engineering Experiments 3
NUEN 406 Nuclear Engineering Systems and Design 3
NUEN 430 Computer Applications in Nuclear Engineering 7 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
Technical elective 8 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
NUEN 410 The Design of Nuclear Reactors 4
NUEN 481 Seminar 1
University Core Curriculum 3 6
NUEN Technical elective 8 3
Technical elective 8 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
 Total Semester Credit Hours94

Total Program Hours 125