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Chemical/nuclear engineering double major

  1. Apr 11, 2009 #1
    Im going to try to transfer into uc berkeley, and they offer a double major in chemical and nuclear engineering. Does anyone have any idea of how the workload for the double major compares to just taking chemical?
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  3. Apr 11, 2009 #2


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    Nuclear engineering programs tend to be pretty rigorous, but it's doable. I've seen NE/EE double majors.
  4. Apr 11, 2009 #3
    It depends on the school. I know at my school, NEs have a grand total of 3 classes to take as electives, all of which must be 3000+ level technical courses. You'd almost be doing two entire bachelor degrees if you wanted to double major in NE.
  5. Apr 11, 2009 #4
    So I'm guessing a lot of the coursework don't overlap, huh?

    Would a Chem E and Nuclear E be more compatible? I only ask this because I do know that Mech E and Aerospace E are similar in many aspects, differing only in the upper division courses.
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