Nuclear Energy

Module Title - Nuclear Energy
Number of credits – 10

Module description

This is an introductory module in nuclear energy. It will cover both underlying science (e.g., reactor physics) and technology (e.g., reactor systems) up to a moderate level.

Whilst attaining a deeper understanding would require a devoted programme, this module is fairly self-contained whilst also giving a good perspective of how nuclear fits into the energy mix.

By the end of the module you will be able to

  • Comprehend the basic underlying science of how a nuclear reactor works
  • Perform reactor physics and kinetics calculations for a range of situations
  • Understand the basics of the workings of a nuclear power plant as an engineering system
  • Know the different main features and operation behaviour of the world’s main reactor types

Teaching and assessment:

Assessment: 100% examination
Reassessment: 100% examination