Nuclear Engineering I (ME611) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Nuclear Engineering I ME611 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Ph.D.
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies .
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to introduce the fundamentals of nuclear energy, neutron scattering, neutron diffusion theory, give details of nuclear power plants.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • 1. Learning the the fundamentals of nuclear energy 2. Learning the basic principles of neutron diffusion theory
Course Content Atomic energy, radioactivity, neutron cross sections, neutron-atom interactions, neutron scattering, nuclear fission and fusion reactions, basic principles of neutron diffusion theory, nuclear power plants and classification.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to General Energy Types
2 Introduction to Nuclear Energy
3 Principles of Nuclear Energy
4 Atomic energy
5 Radioactivity
6 Neutron cross sections
7 Neutron-atom interactions
8 Neutron scattering
9 Nuclear fission and fusion reactions
10 Nuclear fission and fusion reactions
11 Basic principles of neutron diffusion theory
12 Basic principles of neutron diffusion theory
13 Nuclear power plants and classification
14 Nuclear power plants and classification


Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 20
Presentation - -
Project 1 10
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 6 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Gains the ability to understand and apply knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and basic sciences at the level of expertise. X
2 Gains the ability to access wide and deep knowledge in the field of Engineering by doing scientific research with current techniques and methods, evaluate, interpret and implement the gained knowledge. X
3 Being aware of the latest developments his/her field of study, defines problems, formulates and develops new and/or original ideas and methods in solutions. X
4 Designs and applies theoretical, experimental, and model-based research, analyzes and interprets the results obtained at the level of expertise. X
5 Gains the ability to use the applications, techniques, modern tools and equipment in his/her field of study at the level of expertise. X
6 Designs, executes and finalizes an original work process independently. X
7 Can work in interdisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams, lead teams, use the information of different disciplines together and develop solution approaches. X
8 Pays regard to scientific, social and ethical values in all professional activities and acquires responsibility consciousness at the level of expertise. X
9 Contributes to the literature by communicating the processes and results of his/her academic studies in written form or orally in national and international academic environments, communicates effectively with communities and scientific staff working in the field of specialization. X
10 Gains the skill of lifelong learning at the level of expertise. X
11 Communicates verbally and in written form using a foreign language at least at the European Language Portfolio B2 General Level. X
12 Recognizes the social, environmental, health, safety, legal aspects of engineering applications, as well as project management and business life practices, being aware of the limitations they place on engineering applications. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 14 2 28
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 20 20
Homework Assignments 3 10 30
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 108