A complete analysis of nuclear power today and tomorrow: technology, operations, economics, safety and decommissioning.
The Nuclear Energy Industry: Knowledge Needed!
Atomic power remains an important component of the global energy mix, and has great potential to grow rapidly to help power the world's developing economies. However there is a critical lack of experienced personnel to drive this development, and the industry is in urgent need of personnel with a good understanding of nuclear fundamentals.
This nuclear energy distance learning programme explores nuclear energy technology, operations, economics, safety and decommissioning for today and tomorrow, equipping participants with the knowledge you need to engage with this crucial international power generator.
Available for immediate delivery for in-company training by distance learning or instructor led workshops
Consisting of six detailed study modules made available online, this nuclear energy training programme combines clearly-written content with directed learning, online assessment and dedicated online tutorial support to deliver key nuclear power knowledge including:
- Terminology, history, technical basics and the current state of the industry
- Nuclear power stations: operations and maintenance
- The nuclear fuel cycle
- Nuclear safety
- Decommissioning, public perception and accident analysis
- Future developments and challenges
Download the latest Fundamentals of Nuclear Power course brochure here.
Post-Fukushima, and after a period of slow decline and stagnation, the nuclear power industry is set for a resurgence as countries direct attention to new build installations, extending the life or increasing the efficiency of existing plants, whilst managing the safe closure of others.
Whichever approach is taken, the facts remain:
- The world needs more than hydrocarbons and renewables for its current and future energy needs, and emerging economies in particular are planning significant investments in new reactors
- Low carbon forms of power generation are needed if emission limits are to be met and nuclear power stations are a reliable means of meeting this requirement.
- Whether adopting a ‘make do and mend’ approach, progressing with new builds or even shutting down reactors altogether, one thing is clear - in many countries around the world there is a pressing need for nuclear know-how.
The nuclear power industry is complex and capital intensive. It is a specialised field which demands a good understanding of its unique challenges and opportunities. Nuclear energy can be controversial and all those connected to the industry, directly or indirectly, need a clear understanding of the central issues and arguments involved. This course provides the core understanding required.