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Short Learning Programme
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Radiation and the Environment
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 Radiation and the Environment.

Purpose of the course:

Participants should gain knowledge of, and skills in: Characterisation of ionizing radiation, radio-nuclides, interaction of radiation with matter, biological effects, protection of persons and the environments against harmful effects of radiation; Demonstrate the use of radiation and radio-nuclides in various branches of science, technology and medicine; monitoring the environmental pollution based on nuclear techniques. The course also forms part of the continuous professional development (CPD) for Nuclear Engineering.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
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 assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit

Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

N/A

After completion of this course, participants will:

The characteristics of ionizing radiation and radio-nuclides

Interactions of radiation with matter, biological effects, protection of persons and the environments against harmful effects of radiation, and detection and measurement of radiation.

To provide the participants applied knowledge of the use of radiation and radio-nuclides in various branches of science, technology and medicine, with special emphasis on the monitoring of the environmental pollution based on nuclear techniques.

Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding in the nuclear context of the characteristics of ionising radiation and radio-nuclides, its interactions with matter, biological effects, protection of persons and the environment against its effects;
  • demonstrate the use of radiation and radio-nuclides where applicable;
  • demonstrate the ability to monitor environmental pollution based on nuclear techniques; and consider and integrate integrity issues in these processes.
     
     
     

 

Assessment: 
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 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: Assignments that are assessed, that contribute 100% to the formative assessment. Summative assessment: Examination will contribute 100% to the summative assessment.

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
Contact
Target group: 
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.
Contact us
Name: 
Mrs Sue-Mari van Rooyen
Telephone number: 
018 299 4369