The purpose of this short learning program are to introduce participants to the needs of nuclear scientists and technologists working in the South African nuclear industry.Wat ‘n kursus?The participant of this module will gain an understanding of the practical implications of theoretical concepts of nuclear physics. Therefore the mathematical formulae are introduced on a conceptual level. Some of the most important formulae will be derived, selected with a view to enhancing participants’ insight into the theory. Participants should gain knowledge of, and skills in the history of nuclear engineering, the basics of atomic and nuclear physics for engineers, the interaction of neutrons and nuclear radiation with matter, the transport of ionising radiation, how to shield it, and how to detect and measure it.
The course also forms part of the continuous professional development (CPD) for Nuclear Engineering.