141.658 Nuclear Engineering 2
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to describe the nuclear fuel cycle, to depict uranium mining, to explain the accumulation and reprocessing, to discuss the difficulty of final disposal as well as to summarise the historical development of the military use from Hiroshima 1945 to North Korea 2009.

Subject of course

At the beginning a survey of all the different research reactors around the world will be presented. Afterwards a detailed look in the nuclear fuel cycle will be given. At the end of the course the military history from Hiroshima 1945 to the last nuclear weapon test in North Korea 2009 will be presented.

Teaching methods

Individual lectures to the different topics.

Mode of examination




Examination modalities

oral exam on appointment. Estimated duration: 30-45... minutes

Course registration

Not necessary



Lecture notes for this course are available. Abbildungsunterlagen mit Literaturangaben werden ausgegeben

Previous knowledge

Reaktorphysik, nuclear engineering

Preceding courses