Engineering Honors: Nuclear Engineering Track

This page describes the Nuclear Engineering Track of Engineering Honors (EH-NUEN), which applies to EH scholars majoring in nuclear engineering (NUEN track).

Requirements - Honors Courses - Honors Faculty - Legacy Requirements

For questions about the NUEN Track, please contact the EH Department Coordinator for Nuclear Engineering.


Tsvetkov

Pavel V. Tsvetkov

Associate Professor
Faculty Graduate Program Adviser

Office: Bizzell Hall West 255
Phone: 979.845.7078
Email: tsvetkov@tamu.edu

Requirements 

The Engineering Honors (EH) program for students in the Department of Nuclear Engineering (NUEN Track) has the following features and requirements in addition to the requirements of the general EH program

Additional features of the NUEN Track of EH include:

  • Special honors faculty advisors. The NUEN EH Coordinator serves as an advisor for the students in the EH NUEN Track and meets with each student in the program at least once during each semester that the student is in residence on the Texas A&M College Station campus. The NUEN EH coordinator facilitates the program, encourages students, and assists in identifying potential faculty mentors. The program is expected to be driven by students and facilitated by EH coordinator. 

Additional academic requirements for the NUEN Track of EH include:

  • Participation in the University Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) program and completion of an Honors Thesis. This requirement can be modified in collaboration with faculty advisor. For instance, instead of URS Honors Thesis, a presentation at a professional society meeting, or journal paper, or participation in a paid research project might be used to meet this requirement. Such adjustments require approval by the EH Departmental Coordinator.

To maintain active status in the NUEN Track of the EH Scholars program, students need to:

  • Pass at least one approved honors course with a grade of B or better during each academic year;
  • Meet with the NUEN EH Coordinator during each regular semester (Fall or Spring) in which they are registered for courses on the Texas A&M College Station campus;
  • Participate in at least two NUEN EH program approved activities each regular semester (Fall or Spring) in which they are registered for courses on the Texas A&M College Station campus.

Sample Schedules for EH Students in the NUEN Track

Sample program that fulfills the EH requirements for NUEN majors is:

  Sample NUEN Honors Course Plan
Freshman
ENGR 111H Foundations of Engineering I – 2 credits
  ENGR 112H – Foundations of Engineering II - 2 credits
  ENGR 181H – Engineering Honors Seminar - 1 credit
Sophomore ANY NUEN COURSE CAN BE TAKEN AS A "STACKED HONORS" COURSE, WITH PRIOR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL
Junior ANY NUEN COURSE CAN BE TAKEN AS A "STACKED HONORS" COURSE, WITH PRIOR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL
Senior
ANY NUEN COURSE CAN BE TAKEN AS A "STACKED HONORS" COURSE, WITH PRIOR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL
  NUEN 491H Research - as a part of the University Undergraduate Research Scholars Program - 3 credits (per sem)

NUEN Honors Courses

The following lists NUEN Honors courses that have been offered in the last four years, excluding research (291,491) and independent study (285,485) courses.

  • 2016-2017 Academic Year

    Subj

    Crse

    Cred

    Title

    Instructor 

    Semester

    Fall 2016
    NUEN 201 3 HNR-INTRO TO NUC ENGR I (Syllabus)  Lin Shao (P) Fall 16
    NUEN 265 3 HNR-MATL SCI NUCLEAR ENERGY (Syllabus)  Lin Shao (P) Fall 16
    NUEN 309 3 HNR-RADIOLOGICAL SAFETY (Syllabus)  John Ford (P) Fall 16
    NUEN 309 3 HNR-RADIOLOGICAL SAFETY (Syllabus)  John Ford (P) Fall 16
    Spring 2017
    NUEN 201 3 HNEL-INTRO TO NUC ENGR I  Lin Shao (P) Spring 2017
    NUEN 265 3 HNR-MATL SCI NUCLEAR ENERGY   Sean McDeavitt (P) Spring 2017
    NUEN 302 3 HNR-INTRO TO NUEN II   Jean C. Ragusa (P) Spring 2017
    NUEN 304 3 HNR:NUCLEAR REACTOR ANALYSIS  Pavel V. Tsvetkov (P) Spring 2017
    NUEN 329 3 HNR:ANALYT AND NUM METHOD  Ryan G. McClarren (P) Spring 2017

NUEN Honors Faculty

The following NUEN faculty have taught Honors courses or supervised Honors research experiences during the last four years. Students are welcome to approach other faculty as well.


Akabani

Gamal Akabani

Associate Professor

Courses taught: HNR-DIRECTED STUDIES 481


Hassan

Yassin A. Hassan

Department Head
Sallie & Don Davis '61 Professor in Nuclear Engineering
Courses taught: HNR-DIRECTED STUDIES 481

Shao

Lin Shao

Associate Professor
Faculty Undergraduate Adviser
Courses taught: HNR-NUEN 201

Tsvetkov

Pavel V. Tsvetkov

Associate Professor
Faculty Graduate Program Adviser
Courses taught: HNR-DIRECTED STUDIES 481

Vierow

Karen Vierow

Associate Department Head
Associate Professor
Courses taught: HNR-DIRECTED STUDIES 481