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Module Title LM Nuclear Energy
SchoolChemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Module Code 04 31269
Module Lead Dr Paul Norman
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-29 hours
Tutorial-3 hours
Guided independent study-68 hours
Total: 100 hours
Exclusions
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 deeper understanding would require a devoted MSc course (e.g., Physics and Technology of Nuclear Reactors - PTNR) to obtain, this module is fairly self-contained whilst also giving a good perspective of how nuclear fits into the energy mix.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should 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
Assessment 31269-02 : Report : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 50% coursework (submitted via Canvas) & 50% exam.
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