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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus SH1700 (Autumn 2011–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

1) Reactor systems in boiling and pressurized water reactors

2) Reactor internals

3) Main circulation loop

4) Steam and feedwater system

5) Chemical and control volume system

6) Blow-off system

7) Cooling system of shut-down reactor

8) Emergency core cooling system

9) Thermal-hydraulic design

10) Mechanical design

11) Safety

12) Economy and environment 

Intended learning outcomes

The objective of the course is to give an overview of nuclear engineering topics that have significant influence on safety, economy and environment.

After completing of the course you will be able to:

1) Describe how a nuclear power plant operates

2) Specify the usually employed technical solutions in the existing and future nuclear power plants

3) Perform a simple thermal-hydraulic and mechanical design of a nuclear power plant

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

The course is mandatory for the Bachelor's program in Nuclear Engineering within Mechanical Engineering

Recommended prerequisites

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Compendium, course notes.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INL1 - Home Assignments, 3,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: 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.

Home assignment, Written exam

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • 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

Course web

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 SH1700

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Education cycle

First cycle

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