Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9105045722017Globalization and Future of Nuclear EnergyElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is; 1. To investigate the energy demand and supply and to teach the relation between them in a globalizing world, 2. To compare the nuclear energy with fossil fuels and renewable energy sources and to comprehend the portion of nuclear energy among energy production, 3. To comprehend the positive impacts of nuclear energy on energy security and climate change, to learn about the innovative reactor systems, 4. To reveal the relevance of drivers such as cost, waste management, safety and security with nuclear energy and to teach solutions and remediation strategies in case of constraints, 5. To transfer knowledge and to raise awareness on politics and future plans tracked related to nuclear technology and nuclear energy on a global scale and in our country.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç.Dr.Süleyman İNAN
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to set up a relation between globalization, increasing energy demand and energy usage
2Being able to comprehend the portion of nuclear energy among energy systems
3Being able to discuss and learn the important drivers such as energy security, climate change, current status and future of nuclear reactor technology
4Being able to comprehend constraints such as cost, waste management, safety, security and the strategies required to remediate them
5Being able to comprehend the current status and steps to be taken in future related to nuclear energy both on a global scale and in our country
6
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
none
Course Contents
Energy demand and energy usage on a global and local scale. The portion of nuclear energy and other energy sources on electricity production. The develeopment and management of nuclear energy with globalization. Drivers related to energy security, climate change, politics and promotions. The promise of nuclear technology systems for today and future. Current status and strategies to be tracked in context of constraints such as economics, public perception, cost, waste management, safety, security and proliferation. The current situation and future of nuclear energy on a global scale and in our country.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introducing the context of the course, globalization, increasing energy demand and energy usage
2The importance of nuclear energy among energy variety
3Drivers related to nuclear energy: Energy security
4Climate change
5Mid-term exam
6The status of nuclear technology systems for today and future (reactor technology and fusion)
7Political and promotional drivers
8Constraints related to nuclear energy: Economics of nuclear energy and impacts on public
9Industrial problems and personnel constraints
10Mid-term exam
11Investigation of cost and waste management
12Safety, security and proliferation
13The current status and future of nuclear energy worldwide and in our country
14The presentation of the semester project
15The presentation of the semester project
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
• J.N. Lilington, 2004, The Future of Nuclear Power, Elsevier, Dorchester, UK. • Trevor Findlay, 2010, The Future of Nuclear Energy to 2030 and its Implications for Safety, Security and Nonproliferation, Ontario, Canada. • Eric S. Beckjord, 2003, The Future of Nuclear Power, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. • Chien M. Wai, Bruce J. Mincher, 2010, Nuclear Energy and the Environment, American Chemical Society, USA.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
none
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination224
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures13339
Practice236
Self Study6530
Individual Study for Mid term Examination22040
Individual Study for Final Examination22040
Reading71070
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)231
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO14  4 5     
LO24  4 5     
LO331 4     5 
LO44  4 4   5 
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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