A minimum of 30 graded credit-hours of courses must be taken as follows:
-NSEG 5124 Nuclear Reactor Analysis (3 cr)
-NSEG 5204 Nuclear Fuel Cycle (3 cr)
-NSEG 5424 Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (3 cr)
-NSEG 5604 Radiation Detection and Shielding (3 cr)
-Mathematics course from Appendix A (3 cr)
Students with a M.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from another institution or those with a M.S. degree in another discipline who are accepted into the Ph.D. program will undergo an evaluation of their graded course work from their Master's degree to determine whether the courses which have been taken satisfy the above requirements. If not satisfied, the missing courses must be taken in their Ph.D. program at Virginia Tech.
Not more than 15 credit-hours of graded coursework may be transferred from another institution. These transfer credits may be applied to the Master's core course requirement above, the Ph.D. core course requirement below, or the enhancement requirement as approved by the student's Advisory Committee. All transferred course credits must have the grade of "B" or higher and have been earned while enrolled as a graduate student. All transfer credits must be accompanied by transcripts which verify the grades earned. Course syllabi might also be required.
In addition, all doctoral students will complete the following five Ph.D. core courses (15 credit hours):
-MSE 5384G Advanced Nuclear Materials (3 cr)
-NSEG 5134 Monte Carlo Methods for Particle Transport (3 cr)
-NSEG 6124 Advanced Nuclear Reactor Analysis (3 cr)
-NSEG 6334 Nuclear Reactor Safety Analysis (3 cr)
-Mathematics course from Appendix A (3 cr)*
*The "Mathematics course from Appendix A (3 cr)" represents 3 graded credit hours of mathematics or statistics courses beyond the Master's level coursework math requirement listed above. Appropriate input is provided by the Advisor to determine which mathematics/statistics course(s) is/are to be taken by the student in support of their dissertation.