2017-18 Degree Plan

Nuclear Engineering, BS

School of Engineering: Department of Nuclear Engineering
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4 Year Plan

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Starting Math 150

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CNM to UNM Transfer

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Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 15 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
ENGL 110: Accelerated Composition or ENGL 111: Composition I and ENGL 112: Composition II or ENGL 113: Enhanced Composition 3 C
Cc MATH 162: Calculus I 4 C
NE 101: Introduction to Chemical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering 1 C
CHEM 121: General Chemistry I 3 C
CHEM 123L: General Chemistry I Lab 1 C
Humanities Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 32 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
ENGL 120: Composition III 3 C
MATH 163: Calculus II 4 C
Cc PHYC 160: General Physics I 3 C
CS 151L: Computer Programming Fundamentals 3 C
CHEM 122: General Chemistry II 3 C
CHEM 124L: General Chemistry II Lab 1 C
Term Hours: 17
Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 48 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Cc NE 230: Principles of Radiation Protection 3 C
ECON 105: Macroeconomics 3 C
MATH 264: Calculus III 4 C
PHYC 161: General Physics II 3 C
ENGL 219: Technical Writing 3 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 62 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Cc NE 231: Principles of Nuclear Engineering 3 C
NE 213: Laboratory Electronics for Chemical and Nuclear Engineers 3 C
NE 371: Nuclear Materials Engineering 2 C
NE 314: Thermodynamics and Nuclear Systems 3 C
Cc MATH 316: Differential Equations 3 C
Term Hours: 14
Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 77 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Cc NE 311: Introduction to Transport Phenomena 3 C
NE 315: Nuclear Engineering Analysis 3 C
Cc NE 323L: Radiation Detection and Measurement 3 C
Nuclear Engineering Technical Elective 3 C
CE 202: Engineering Statics 3 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 92 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
NE 312: Unit Operations 3 C
NE 313L: Introduction to Laboratory Techniques 3 C
Cc NE 330: Nuclear Engineering Science 3 C
Technical Elective 3 C
Fine Arts Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 107 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Cc NE 410: Nuclear Reactor Theory I 3 C
Cc NE 464: Thermal Hydraulics of System 3 C
Cc NE 497L: Introduction to Nuclear Engineering Design 3 C
Cc NE 462: Monte Carlo Techniques 3 C
Cc Humanities Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 124 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Cc NE 413L: Nuclear Engineering Lab 3 C
Cc NE 452: Senior Seminar 1 C
Cc NE 498L: Nuclear Engineering Design 4 C
Cc NE 470: Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials 3 C
Foreign Language Core Course 3 C
Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 17
Degree Plan Notes
  • Each candidate for a degree must have at least a 2.00 GPA on work taken at the University of New Mexico which is counted toward the degree and at least a 2.00 GPA on all work taken at the University of New Mexico. In order to count toward graduation, each course required in a School of Engineering curriculum must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Courses used to fulfill the University of New Mexico core curriculum require a grade of C or better. Departments may have more restrictive academic requirements which also must be met.



  • Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 16 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ENGL 110: Accelerated Composition or ENGL 111: Composition I and ENGL 112: Composition II or ENGL 113: Enhanced Composition 3 C
    Cc MATH 153: Precalculus and Trigonometry 5 C
    NE 101: Introduction to Chemical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering 1 C
    CHEM 121: General Chemistry I 3 C
    CHEM 123L: General Chemistry I Lab 1 C
    Humanities Core 3 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 33 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ENGL 120: Composition III 3 C
    Cc MATH 162: Calculus I 4 C
    Cc PHYC 160: General Physics I 3 C
    CS 151L: Computer Programming Fundamentals 3 C
    CHEM 122: General Chemistry II 3 C
    CHEM 124L: General Chemistry II Lab 1 C
    Term Hours: 17
    Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 49 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc NE 230: Principles of Radiation Protection 3 C
    ECON 105: Macroeconomics 3 C
    MATH 163: Calculus II 4 C
    PHYC 161: General Physics II 3 C
    ENGL 219: Technical Writing 3 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 67 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc NE 231: Principles of Nuclear Engineering 3 C
    NE 213: Laboratory Electronics for Chemical and Nuclear Engineers 3 C
    NE 372: Nuclear Materials Engineering 2 C
    NE 314: Thermodynamics and Nuclear Systems 3 C
    MATH 264: Calculus III 4 C
    Cc MATH 316: Differential Equations 3 C
    Term Hours: 18
    Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 82 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc NE 311: Introduction to Transport Phenomena 3 C
    NE 315: Nuclear Engineering Analysis 3 C
    Cc NE 323L: Radiation Detection and Measurement 3 C
    Technical Elective 3 C
    CE 202: Engineering Statics 3 C
    Term Hours: 15
    Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 97 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    NE 312: Unit Operations 3 C
    NE 313L: Introduction to Laboratory Techniques 3 C
    Cc NE 330: Nuclear Engineering Science 3 C
    Technical Elective 3 C
    Second Language Core 3 C
    Term Hours: 15
    Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 112 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc NE 410: Nuclear Reactor Theory I 3 C
    Cc NE 464: Thermal Hydraulics of System 3 C
    Cc NE 497L: Introduction to Nuclear Engineering Design 3 C
    Cc NE 462: Monte Carlo Techniques 3 C
    Cc Humanities Core 3 C
    Term Hours: 15
    Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 129 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc NE 413L: Nuclear Engineering Lab 3 C
    Cc NE 452: Senior Seminar 1 C
    Cc NE 498L: Nuclear Engineering Design 4 C
    Cc NE 470: Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials 3 C
    Fine Arts Core 3 C
    Social Behavioral Sciences Core 3 C
    Term Hours: 17
    Degree Plan Notes
  • Each candidate for a degree must have at least a 2.00 GPA on work taken at the University of New Mexico which is counted toward the degree and at least a 2.00 GPA on all work taken at the University of New Mexico. In order to count toward graduation, each course required in a School of Engineering curriculum must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Courses used to fulfill the University of New Mexico core curriculum require a grade of C or better. Departments may have more restrictive academic requirements which also must be met.



  • Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 16 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ENG 1101: College Writing (CNM) 3 C
    Cc MATH 1710: Calculus I (CNM) 4 C
    CHEM 1710: General Chemistry I (CNM) 3 C
    CHEM 1792: General Chemistry I Lab (CNM) 1 C
    ENGR 2088: Engineering Specialty [UNM (NE 101)]) 1 C
    IT 1010: Introduction to Computers (CNM) 3 C
    ENGR 1010: Survey of Engineering Fields (CNM) 1 C
    • An SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, or TOEFL score determines placement into first-year composition courses
    • The ENGR 2088 courses listed are actually courses completed at UNM. CNM does not offer an ENGR 2088. ENGR 2088 is a course number that receives UNM Engineering courses and applies them to the A.S. To see which class needs to be taken at UNM to satisfy this requirement hover over the course.
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 34 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ENG 1102: Analytic and Argumentative Writing (CNM) 3 C
    Cc MATH 1715: Calculus II (CNM) 4 C
    CHEM 1810: General Chemistry II (CNM) 3 C
    CHEM 1892: General Chemistry II Lab (CNM) 1 C
    CSCI 1153: Programming in Matlab (CNM) 4 C
    Fine Arts (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 18
    Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 42 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc PHYS 1710: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (CNM) 4 C
    Cc PHYS 1792: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Laboratory (CNM) 1 C
    Humanities (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 8
    Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 57 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc ENG 2219: Technical Writing (CNM) 3 C
    MATH 2710: Calculus III (CNM) 4 C
    Cc PHYS 1810: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (CNM) 4 C
    PHYS 1892: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Laboratory (CNM) 1 C
    ENGR 2088: Engineering Specialty [UNM (NE 230)]) 3 C
    • The ENGR 2088 courses listed are actually courses completed at UNM. CNM does not offer an ENGR 2088. ENGR 2088 is a course number that receives UNM Engineering courses and applies them to the A.S. To see which class needs to be taken at UNM to satisfy this requirement hover over the course.
    Term Hours: 15
    Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 71 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ECON 2200: Macroeconomics (CNM) 3 C
    MATH 2910: Applied Ordinary Differential Equations (CNM) 3 C
    ENGR 2088: Engineering Specialty [UNM (NE 231)] 3 C
    ENGR 2088: Engineering Specialty [UNM (NE 213)] 3 C
    ENGR 2088: Engineering Specialty [UNM (NE 372)] 2 C-
    • The ENGR 2088 courses listed are actually courses completed at UNM. CNM does not offer an ENGR 2088. ENGR 2088 is a course number that receives UNM Engineering courses and applies them to the A.S. To see which class needs to be taken at UNM to satisfy this requirement hover over the course.
    Term Hours: 14
    Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 77 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Humanities (CNM) 3 C
    Social/Behavioral Science (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 6
    Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 93 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc NE 311: Introduction to Transport Phenomena 4 C-
    NE 315: Nuclear Engineering Analysis 3 C-
    Cc NE 323L: Radiation Detection and Measurement 3 C-
    CE 202: Engineering Statics 3 C-
    Technical Elective 3 C-
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 107 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    NE 312: Unit Operations 3 C-
    NE 313L: Introduction to Laboratory Techniques 3 C-
    Cc NE 330: Nuclear Engineering Science 2 C-
    Cc NE 314: Thermodynamics and Nuclear Systems 3 C-
    Technical Elective 3 C-
    Term Hours: 14
    Term 9 Hours Towards Degree: 119 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc NE 410: Nuclear Reactor Theory I 3 C-
    Cc NE 464: Thermal Hydraulics of System 3 C-
    Cc NE 497L: Introduction to Nuclear Engineering Design 3 C-
    Cc NE 462: Monte Carlo Techniques 3 C-
    Term Hours: 12
    Term 10 Hours Towards Degree: 133 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc NE 413L: Nuclear Engineering Lab 3 C-
    Cc NE 452: Senior Seminar 1 C-
    Cc NE 498L: Nuclear Engineering Design 4 C-
    Cc NE 470: Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials 3 C-
    Foreign Language Core Course 3 C-
    Term Hours: 14
    Degree Plan Notes
  • Keep in mind that minimum grades on road map are for individual coursework only. Students must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average for admission to and graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences. Minimums listed for the individual courses do NOT meet the cumulative minimum.