Fissile Materials Short Course

Fissile Materials Short Course

This short course covers: The form of fissile materials (FM) at each stage of their lifecycle. Hazards (criticality, radiation, decay heat, contamination). Safe management practices. Consequences of unsafe management. Develop arguments to prove FM management practices are safe and articulate the above as applied to nuclear weaponry FM.

Entry and Admissions

AWARD TYPE: Short Course

LEVEL:Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE: Part time

DELIVERY METHOD: Campus

COURSE LENGTH: 2.5 days

SCHOOL: School of Engineering

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: For start date please contact John Inkester: Tel +44 (0)1946 517230, JInkester1@uclan.ac.uk

Entry Requirements:

No specific entry requirements are required.

Course Content

  • Form of fissile materials (FM) at each stage of their lifecycle. 
  • Hazards presented by FM at each stage of the FM lifecycle, particularly criticality, radiation, decay heat and contamination.
  • Safe management practices for each stage of the FM lifecycle, especially in terms of handling, storage, transportation and disposal.
  • Consequences of unsafe management at each stage of the FM lifecycle.
  • Safe FM management practices.
  • Application to nuclear weaponry FM

Learning Environment & Assessment

  • Describe in overview the form of fissile materials (FM) at each stage of their lifecycle.
  • Appreciate the hazards presented by FM at each stage of the FM lifecycle, particularly criticality, radiation, decay heat and contamination.
  • Choose safe management practices for each stage of the FM lifecycle, especially in terms of handling, storage, transportation and disposal.
  • Appreciate the consequences of unsafe management at each stage of the FM lifecycle.
  • Develop arguments (in overview) to prove that FM management practices are safe.
  • Articulate the particular nuances of the above as applied to nuclear weaponry FM

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have good links with a number of nuclear employers such as Sellafield, NNL, BAe Systems Barrow, Westinghouse and ONR.

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Email: SFFTeam@uclan.ac.uk
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Applications should be made to:

Jonathan Francis jfrancis1@uclan.ac.uk  01772 893229

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
Preston,
PR1 2HE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk