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SH2610 Leadership for Safe Nuclear Power Industry 6.0 credits

The course offers a unique opportunity to learn and understand well the role of leadership in nuclear power safety, particularly in safety management, creation of culture for safety, organizational collaboration in theory and practice and communications at different levels.

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus SH2610 (Autumn 2024–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course disposition

The course is generally given on-campus assuming physical attendance of students. Only few lectures can be organised via distance learning. The course contains lectures interspersed with student assignments and seminars.

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.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Knowledge in Nuclear Safety and Nuclear Reactor Technology. English B / English 6

Recommended prerequisites

The KTH course SH2773, Nuclear Safety, or equivalent


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

Case study of leadership within nuclear power industry (3 hp, grade A-F)

Home assignment on organisation and leadership in nuclear power industry (3 hp, grade P/F)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination



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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Engineering Physics

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Sevostian Bechta (