Nuclear Energy (ENE306) Ders Detayları

Course Name Corse Code Dönemi Lecture Hours Uygulama Saati Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Nuclear Energy ENE306 6. Semester 3 0 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
ENE 203 - Thermodynamic I
Course Language İngilizce
Course Type Compulsory Departmental Courses
Course Level Lisans
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Dr. Ahmet EGE
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to introduce the fundamentals of nuclear energy, explain basic principles of nuclear phenomenon, explain the fundamentals of neutron diffusion theory, introduce nuclear power plants.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Acknowledgment of nuclear energy
  • Understanding basic nuclear cases
  • Integration of fundamental and engineering science principles
  • Knowledge in nuclear power plants
Course Content Atomic energy, radioactivity, nuclear processes, neutron-atom interactions, nuclear fission and fusion reactions, basic principles of neutron diffusion theory, nuclear energy systems, nuclear heat energy and applications, nuclear power plants.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Atom structure, Mass and Energy Relations Chapter 1
2 Radyo-aktivite, Nükleer Reaksiyonlar Chapter 1
3 Neutron-Core Reactions Chapter 2
4 Mathematical analysis of neutron scattering in the core, velocity-impuls-energy equations Chapter 3
5 Moderator-letargy concepts Chapter 4
6 Neutron diffusion equation, general information Chapter 5
7 Neutron diffusion equation, solutions in one dimensional geometry Chapter 6
8 Neutron diffusion equation, solutions in more dimensional geometry Chapter 7
9 Nuclear Materials Chapter 8
10 Midterm Exam
11 Types of Nuclear Plants Chapter 9
12 Nuclear Energy Systems Chapter 10
13 Nuclear Heat and Applications Chapter 11
14 Fusion Reactors Chapter 12
15 Nuclear Plants of fourth Generation Chapter 13
16 Fİnal Exam


Course Book 1. J.R. Lamarsh, A.J. Barata, Introduction To Nuclear Engineering, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2001
Other Sources 2. A.R. Foster, R.L.Wright Jr., Basic Nuclear Engineering, 4th Edition, Allyn and Bacon Inc., 1983
3. M.M.El-Wakil, Nuclear Heat Transport, American Nuclear Society, 1978

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 8 40
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 11 140
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
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 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. X
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. X
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs. X
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams. X
5 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. X
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. X
7 An ability to communicate effectively. X
8 The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context. X
9 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. X
10 Knowledge of contemporary issues. X
11 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. X
12 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 3 48
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 8 3 24
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 150