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Content and learning outcomes
Basic nuclear chemistry including radiation protection
- Radioactive decay
- Interaction of radiation with matter
- Principles for measuring ionizing radiation
- The first principles for chemical and biological effects of ionizing radiation
- Basic radiation protection
The nuclear fuel cycle
- Open and closed nuclear fuel cycles
- How nuclear energy is converted to electricity
- Production and reprocessing of nuclear fuel
- Geological repositories for used nuclear fuel
- The use of radionuclides within diagnostics and treatment
- Radionuclides in the environment
Industrial applications for non-nuclear sectors
Intended learning outcomes
After graduating from the course, the students should be able to:
- explain and apply basic concepts and relations within nuclear chemistry
- calculate doses and recommend suitable radiation protection for different exposure situations
- describe all steps of different nuclear fuel cycles
- describe and explain the use of radionuclides in nuclear medicine
- explain how radionuclides affect and accumulate in natural systems
- give example of and explain principles for industrial applications for non-nuclear sectors
Literature and preparations
Bachelor's degree in engineering or in sciences including 75 credits in chemistry or chemical engineering and 20 credits in mathematics and programmming, English B/6.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- PRO1 - Project assignment, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Written exam, 5.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web CE2010
Main field of study
Only one of the courses CE2010, KD2430 and KD2090 may be included in the degree.