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SH2606 Management in Nuclear Industry 6.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus SH2606 (Autumn 2008–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Safety and quality

Organisation in nuclear technology

Communication and media

Leadership and theory of organisation

Intended learning outcomes

After this course, the participants should be able to 

a) Identify situations where the the principle of "safety first" would appear to be in conflict with other operational objectives.

b) Be able to use established system indicators to ensure a high level of safety culture in nuclear organisations.

c)  Communicate information to media and the public about deviations from normal operation which is correct and to the point.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Recommended prerequisites: Basic knowledge of nuclear power safety, for example corresponding to those given in the KTH-course SH2773.

Recommended prerequisites

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Principles for a Strong Nuclear Safety Culture, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations.

Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership,  Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Assignment, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Case Study, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, 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.

Case study of leadership within nuclear power industry (3 hp)

Home assignment on organisation and leadership in nuclear power industry (3 hp)

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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Profile picture Janne Wallenius

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 SH2606

Offered by


Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Waclaw Gudowski (

Supplementary information

Lectures are mainly given by guest lecturers from authorities and industry, these are followed up by seminars focusing on the content of the course litterature and the lectures.