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Engineering Department , Lancaster University , Lancaster , LAI 4YR, Lancashire, United Kingdom

ENGR518: The Nuclear Engineering Environment


To provide students with knowledge of the specific safety practice and engineering solutions used in the nuclear industry

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module students should:

  • Be aware of the framework of relevant legal requirements governing the nuclear industry, including personnel, health, safety, and environmental risk. Understand overall procedures and concepts for reactor safety and control;
  • Be familiar with concepts of radiation dosimetry and associated instrumentation and the national and international standards applied in this field;
  • Be aware of practical aspects of radiation safety in the nuclear industry, including criticality measures, barrier controls and emergency procedures;
  • Be aware of the potential non-radiological hazards, especially chemistry related hazards such as combustion, hydrogen fluoride precautions and corrosion;
  • Be awareness of the framework of relevant legal requirements governing engineering activities in the nuclear field and understand the specific aspects of safety law concerning the nuclear industry, including nuclear installations licensing, ionising radiation regulations and the Health and Safety at Work Act.


Reactor safety and control, including practical activities at the Silwood Park research reactor;

Concepts of radiation dosimetry; Practical aspects of radiation safety in the nuclear industry; Non-radiological hazards; Nuclear installations licensing; Ionising radiation regulations.


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