Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Nuclear Science and Technology SAU 003 0 2 + 0 2 5
Precondition Courses Yok
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi GÜNAY BEYHAN
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants
Course Category Teaching Suitable For Field
Course Objective Aim of this course is to provide knowledge about nuclear science and technology. which is one of the basic methods of the nuclear energy education.
Course Content Engineering principles of nuclear reactors. [Nuclear reactor systems and types; basic reactor physics, criticality calculations; fuel cycles; reactivity changes; reactor kinetics. Instrumentation and control; radiation protection. Reactor materials; shielding; energy removal. Reactor safety; economics. Radioactive Waste management. Reactor design
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Kinematics of nuclear reactions Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Demonstration, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
2 Fission reaction and fission products Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Demonstration, Lecture, Performance Task, Testing, Homework,
3 Nuclear reactor systems and types Lecture, Demonstration, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Homework, Testing, Performance Task,
4 Primary Components and Materials for Fission Reactors Drilland Practice, Discussion, Demonstration, Lecture, Question-Answer, Performance Task, Testing, Homework,
5 Basic reactor physics, criticality calculations Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Homework, Testing, Performance Task,
6 Reactor materials, reactor safety and reactor design Discussion, Drilland Practice, Lecture, Question-Answer, Performance Task, Homework, Testing,
7 Metallic uranium production and properties-Metallic plutonium production and properties Question-Answer, Brain Storming, Lecture, Drilland Practice, Demonstration, Homework, Performance Task, Testing,
8 Nuclear Fuel Cycles, Enrichment, and Reprocessing; Materials for Fuel Elements Demonstration, Motivations to Show, Role Playing, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Lecture, Question-Answer, Homework, Performance Task, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Engineering principles of nuclear reactors
2 Nuclear reactor systems
3 Basic reactor physics, criticality calculations; fuel cycles; reactivity changes
4 Reactor kinetics. Instrumentation and control
5 Radiation protection. Reactor materials; shielding; energy removal
6 Reactor safety; economics
7 Radioactive waste management
8 Classification of Nuclear Reactors.
9 Coolant Channels, Piping and Vessels
10 Selection of materials for optimum design of nuclear steam systems
11 Implications of radiation damage to reactor materials and material problems in nuclear engineering
12 Radioisotopic Power Generators
13 Fission fuel cycle, nuclear fuel sources
14 Principles of isotope enrichment; fuel fabrication
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 -Engineering graduates with sufficient knowledge background on science and engineering subjects of their related area, and who are skillful in implementing theoretical and practical knowledge for modelling and solving engineering problems. X
2 -Engineering graduates with skills in identifying, describing, formulating and solving complex engineering problems, and thus,deciding and implementing appropriate methods for analyzing and modelling. X
3 -Engineering graduates with skills in designing a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; for this purpose, skills in implementing modern design methods. X
4 -Engineering graduates with skills in developing, selecting and implementing modern techniques and tools required for engineering applications as well as with skills in using information technologies effectively. X
5 -Engineering graduates with skills in designing and conducting experiments, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting the results in order to evaluate engineering problems. X
6 -Engineering graduates who are able to work within a one discipline or multi-discipline team,as well as who are able to work individually X
7 -Engineering graduates who are able to effectively communicate orally and officially in Turkish Language as well as who knows at least one foreign language X
8 -Engineering graduates with motivation to life-long learning and having known significance of continuous education beyond undergraduate studies for science and technology X
9 -Engineering graduates with well-structured responsibilities in profession and ethics X
10 -Engineering graduates having knowledge about practices in professional life such as project management, risk management and change management, and who are aware of innovation and sustainable development. X
11 -Engineering graduates having knowledge about universal and social effects of engineering applications on health, environment and safety, as well as having awareness for juridical consequences of engineering solutions. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Kısa Sınav 15
1. Ödev 10
2. Kısa Sınav 15
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 40
1. Final 60
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 1 16
Mid-terms 1 1 1
Quiz 2 2 4
Assignment 1 1 1
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Workload 56
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 2.24
dersAKTSKredisi 5