As a student on a MEng degree in the Faculty of Engineering, you can take one of the 4th year courses on the IDX  (Inter Departmental Exchange) module scheme. This needs to be agreed by your host Department. If you have selected a “with Nuclear Engineering” degree you are expected to attend all of the 4th year Nuclear options.

Nuclear Engineering courses 2014/15
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Introduction to Nuclear Energy

This course gives students a basic introduction to nuclear energy. Topics covered will include radioactivity and nuclear fission, nuclear reactors, fuel production and processing, nuclear materials, nuclear safety, socio-economic factors and future development.

NOTE: You are advised to take the 'Introduction to Nuclear Energy' course in the autumn term of your 3rd year and might follow this up by taking one, two or three of the other courses listed below  (it would be necessary to take all five of the courses to pursue the degree option).

All Year 3 and Year 4 students, all exchange students and all MSc students from Chemical Engineering can take this moduIe
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Autumn Term

Friday PM
Contact: Emma Warriss, CNE Project Manager

For UG students in Chemical Engineering:
Mrs Rituparna Saha , Teaching Support Officer
Nuclear Chemical Engineering

This course covers the basic chemical engineering techniques in nuclear processing including ion exchange and liquid-liquid extraction. Radiation and reactor coolant chemistry will be discussed. Practical applications include  fuel production, fuel processing and waste management.
Spring Term

Friday PM
Contact: Emma Warriss, CNE Project Manager

For UG students in Chemical Engineering:
Mrs Rituparna Saha , Teaching Support Officer
 Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics

This course gives a more detailed appreciation of the thermal hydraulics (i.e. the heat transfer and fluid flow) in reactor systems and starts with basic material on single phase and boiling heat transfer, critical heat flux etc.  The prediction of thermal hydraulic behaviour using nuclear systems codes such as TRACE and generic CFD codes such as STARCD will be described.
Autumn Term
Friday AM
Contact: Emma Warriss, CNE Project Manager

For UG students in Chemical Engineering:
Mrs Rituparna Saha , Teaching Support Officer
Reactor Physics

The prediction of the physics of the nuclear processes is clearly of vital importance in reactor design and operation. This course provides a working knowledge of the subject, starting with the diffusion equation and then discussing the reactor physics of thermal, reflected and fast reactors. The course also includes material on reactor kinetics and nuclear fusion.
Spring Term

Friday AM
Contact: Emma Warriss, CNE Project Manager

For UG students in Chemical Engineering:
Mrs Rituparna Saha , Teaching Support Officer
Nuclear Materials

In nuclear reactors, materials are subjected to unusual and demanding environments, and materials considerations have been of vital importance in the application of nuclear power. This course covers selection of materials and their behaviour in the intense radiation fields associated with nuclear power. Materials in fuel elements, in pressure vessels, in fusion systems and in waste processing are discussed. The fundamental prediction of materials behaviour is also covered.
Spring Term

Friday AM
Contact: Emma Warriss, CNE Project Manager

For UG students in Chemical Engineering:
Mrs Rituparna Saha , Teaching Support Officer
 
Nuclear Engineering courses 2014/15