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NUCL 3860U – Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Technology


This course is designed to provide the radiation science student with a working background in nuclear reactor technology, so that they may be prepared to work in and around nuclear fission (or fusion) reactors. The emphasis of the course is on health physics and radiation protection aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle. Elementary reactor operation will be covered in sufficient detail to allow the student to have a working knowledge of where radiation hazards are produced, and what controls can be used to minimize the hazards. Nuclear reactor safety and control systems will be covered, and the inherent safety of the CANDU design will be described and compared with other common light water reactor designs such as PWR, BWR, RBMK etc.
Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3
Tutorial hours: 1 (biweekly)
Prerequisite(s): PHY 1020U  
Credit restriction(s): ENGR 4640U or NUCL 4640U  



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