Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 26/09/2014
College College Eng and Physical Sci
School Metallurgy and Materials
Department Metallurgy & Materials
Partner College and School Physics & Astronomy
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.Sc. Nuclear Science and Materials Full-time
Programme Code 8917
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 3 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme To develop individuals with skills, techniques and understanding associated with the Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Engineering Sectors.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Nuclear Structure and Nuclear Decay - to demonstrate an understanding of the basic nuclear models and the theory governing radioactive decay and selection rules, the energetics of fusion and fission.
Thermal Properties and Heat Flow in Solids, Liquids and Gases - to demonstrate an understanding of the theory of heat transport in solids, fluids and gases, and to demonstrate an understanding of how these apply to a number of engineering applications, in particular nuclear reactors.
Hydrodynamic Systems - to demonstrate an understanding of the theory and application of fluid dynamics to a variety of systems, in particular cooling systems of nuclear reactors.
Nuclear Reactor Systems - to demonstrate an understanding of the behaviour of the reactor core and basic neutron transport theory and criticality.
Electrical Power Generation - to demonstrate an understanding of factors determining power generation and power distribution, pertaining to the nuclear industry.
Materials for Nuclear Applications - to demonstrate a strong knowledge of nuclear materials, materials failure mechanisms and mitigation scenarios.
Nuclear Radiation Safety - to demonstrate an understanding of the hazards of nuclear radiation, dose and dosimetry and issues regarding radiation shielding for a variety of radiations.
Radiation Detection - to demonstrate a basic understanding of types of radiation techniques and apply those techniques to a variety of radiation sources in a practical setting.
Lectures, Labs, Tutorials
Exam, Lab Notebook and Report
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Presentational Skills - to demonstrate the ability to present ideas and factual information in the format of talks and poster presentations.
Essay/Report Writing - to demonstrate the skills to present scientific information and a detailed critique of the scientific literature.
Problem Solving - to demonstrate the ability to tackle unseen problems which span and link the content of the degree programme.
Team Working Skills - to demonstrate a capacity to work as part of a team, and the ability to allocate and manage tasks and to coordinate deliverables.
Computing/IT - to demonstrate an understanding of a range of computing environments from programming, word processing, spreadsheets and mathematical problem solving environments.
Mathematical and Analytical Skills - to demonstrate the development of a mathematical toolbox, permitting a range of high level scientific problems to be tackled.
1 and 3: Skills development class w/s;
2: Skills development class w/s, critique writing course;
4: Group Student Driven Activity;
5: Class Workshop /Computer Labs;
6: Lectures, w/s, laboratories.
1: Tutor assessment;
2: Tutor/Academic assessment;
3: Class Test + Exams;
4: Presentation + Report;
5: Continuous Assessment;
6: Exam, continuously assessed problems.