Short Learning Programme
As professionals working in the nuclear industry, it is important to continually refresh knowledge and skills in the field. This course supports continuous professional development in nuclear safety and regulations.
Participants should gain knowledge of, and skills in: The Safety Analysis required licensing, pressurized Water Reactors for construction and operation. The course will cover the regulatory requirements to perform the safety analysis for a current operating Pressurized Water Reactors (i.e., Koeberg), the current generation of advanced Pressurized Water Reactors (i.e., AP1000) and future generations of more advanced Pressurized Water Reactors. The course also forms part of the continuous professional development (CPD) for Nuclear Engineering.
Experience in Chemical- / Nuclear- / Mechanical Engineering industry and/or physics and applied mathematics.
Learning assumed to be in place:
NQF level 7 Qualification BSc (with Mathematics and/or Physics) / BTech (Engineering) Qualification Relevant working experience within the nuclear- and power generation industry.
Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria:
After completion of this course, participants should have obtained:
I (the assessor) will know that the participant has achieved this specific outcome if he/she:
The assessment will be in the format of formative and summative assessments and students should attain a minimum of 50% for the program as a final mark to successfully complete the programme. The formative assessment will contribute 50% of the final course mark will be in the form of tests; homework assignments and larger projects that may involve group work The summative assessment will contribute 50% of the final course mark Attendance at the lecture sessions is also compulsory. The student requires a 50% final program mark to pass the course.
Method of assessment:
Satisfactory achievement of the outcomes will be assessed by means of assignments and a written exam. The following methods of formative and summative assessment will be done to determine if the learner successfully acquired the agreed-upon outcomes, namely: Formative assessment: It will be done in the following manner to determine to what extend the individual students acquire the agreed-upon competencies and to guide them in this regard: Participation marks comprise 20%, exercises and assignments 80%, that contribute 100% to the formative assessment.Summative assessment: Examination will contribute 100% to the summative assessment
Mode of delivery:
Professionals, scientists and engineers working in the power generation industry (nuclear, chemical and mechanical engineering industry), regulatory institutions, government departments and nuclear energy institutions who need to develop technical expertise in reactor analysis.