Nuclear Engineering Systems


Credit Hours:


Learning Objective:

a. To acquire knowledge on nuclear power plant components and systems, designs, principle of operation, control and safety. Develop understanding of the engineering and physical principles of a reactor including neutron transport, kinetics, thermodynamics, thermalhydraulics, materials, fuels, radiation, shielding and safety. To overview nuclear fuel cycle and waste management.
b. To apply knowledge of mathematics and physics to the design of nuclear power plant engineering systems. To understand the design principles of nuclear power reactors and related systems. To develop a quantitative and qualitative foundation of nuclear reactor control, fuel cycles, radiation protection, shielding, and safety. To perform term project in the area of nuclear systems


A second course for graduate students desiring a nuclear engineering sequence and an elective for students in science or engineering. Principles and practice of nuclear power plant systems with design applications, reactor kinetics, reactor control, radiation protection, shielding, nuclear fuels, fuel cycles, waste management, thermal cycles, heat transport, thermal hydraulics, reactor accidents, and safety analysis

Topics Covered:

LWR : PWR, BWR, HTGR, LMFBR, CANDU, Advanced reactors, reactor kinetics, xenon poising, reactivity, radiation protection and shielding, nuclear materials and fuel cycle, thermal design limits, heat transport systems, two-phase heat transfer, power cycle, reactor accidents, environmental impacts and economics


NUCL 501 or equivalent nuclear engineering background

Applied / Theory:


Official textbook information is now listed in the Schedule of Classes. NOTE: Textbook information is subject to be changed at any time at the discretion of the faculty member. If you have questions or concerns please contact the academic department.Because the material is very broad, in addition to the main reference (T&K) additional references are used. Class notes will be provided time to time on various topics.

Computer Requirements:

ProEd Minimum Requirements

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