Nuclear Energy (ME424) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Nuclear Energy ME424 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
PHYS 1 PHYS 2
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Observation Case Study, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The course covers 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.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • 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 The course covers 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
2 Radyoactivity, Nuclear Reactions
3 Neutron-Core Reactions
4 Mathematical analysis of neutron scattering in the core, velocity-impuls-energy equations
5 Moderator-letargy concepts
6 Neutron diffusion equation, general information
7 Neutron diffusion equation, solutions in one dimensional geometry
8 Neutron diffusion equation, solutions in more dimensional geometry
9 Nuclear Materials
10 Types of Nuclear Plants
11 Nuclear Energy Systems
12 Nuclear Heat and Applications
13 Fusion Reactors
14 Nuclear Plants of fourth Generation

Sources

Course Book 1. J.R. Lamarsh, A.J. Barata, Introduction To Nuclear Engineering, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2001
Other Sources 2. 1. A.R. Foster, R.L.Wright Jr., Basic Nuclear Engineering, 4th Edition, Allyn and Bacon Inc., 1983
3. 2. 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 20
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 11 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
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.
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data.
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
5 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7 An ability to communicate effectively.
8 The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
9 Mühendislik çözümlerinin küresel ve toplumsal boyutlarda etkisini anlamak için gereken kapsamlı eğitim.
10 A knowledge of contemporary issues.
11 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
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) 14 3 42
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project
Report
Homework Assignments 8 2 16
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 20 40
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 126