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
Short Course / CPD
School of Engineering
No Partner College
For start date please contact John Inkester: Tel +44 (0)1946 517230, JInkester1@uclan.ac.uk
No specific entry requirements are required.
- 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
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We have good links with a number of nuclear employers such as Sellafield, NNL, BAe Systems Barrow, Westinghouse and ONR.
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