Integration of Reactor Design, Operations, and Safety OpenCourseWare: A Free Grad-Study Course by MIT on Power Plant Design

Published Jan 13, 2009

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Discover what goes into designing an effective nuclear power plant in this free OpenCourseWare offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Integration of Reactor Design, Operations and Safety' covers global issues and solutions related to global nuclear power plants with the long-term goal of developing more energy, disposing of nuclear waste and reducing the associated risks. This graduate-level course has two nuclear science and engineering prerequisites.

Integration of Reactor Design, Operations and Safety: Course Specifics

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Integration of Reactor Design, Operations and Safety: Course Description

Discover how to encourage nuclear power expansion and use nuclear power as a safe means of increasing power, reducing the threat of global warming and conserving the Earth's natural resources. Learn to develop unique designs that are easy to construct, without sacrificing safety and performance. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s School of Engineering in Cambridge, Massachusetts, offers this course about designing nuclear power plant models that are cost effective, operate efficiently and will not cause undo health risks to the public. The necessary criteria for nuclear power plants, including building and waste requirements and public health risk are also included in this course. MIT Professors George Apostolakis, Ronald Ballinger, Andrew Kadak and Neil Todreas teach this OpenCourseWare focusing on the development and design of nuclear power plants. Students will understand the basics of plants design, management, operations, safety concerns and the need for a form of power that takes our rapidly-depleting global resources into account.

Lecture slides, readings and assignments are available for free online. For more information, visit the reactor design, operations and safety course page.

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