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NE (Nuclear Engineering)
541
032233
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Nuclear Nonproliferation Technology and Policy
Nuclear Nonproliferation
College of Engineering
Nuclear Engineering (14NE)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
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Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
NE591Spring 1111
NE 591Spring 1210
NE 591Spring 1314
NE 591Spring 1412
NE 591 Spring 1511
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture2.0
Laboratory2.0
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
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John Mattingly
Associate Professor
Full

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Lecture1212NoNA
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Graduate standing in Nuclear Engineering or instructor consent.
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Technology and policy challenges and solutions to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. Topics include: issues of nuclear proliferation inherent to civilian nuclear power development; technologies, processes, and policies for safeguarding nuclear materials and technology; integrating the preceding subjects to strengthen the global nuclear nonproliferation regime. Includes a field trip to Oak Ridge National Laboratory during Spring Break to gain hands-on experience with safeguards measurements of nuclear material. The field trip is required; there is no cost to the student.

Changed prerequisite to 'graduate standing in Nuclear Engineering or instructor consent.'


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No new resources are required. The course will be taught by Dr. John Mattingly, who was hired to the NE faculty in June 2011 to teach this course (and other existing NE courses). ORNL guest lectures, Q&A sessions with ORNL scientists, and the ORNL field trip are all financially supported by the US DOE National Nuclear Security Administration via the Next-Generation Safeguards Initiative.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Characterize the dynamics of nuclear proliferation in association with nuclear fuel cycle technology development.

  • Describe and discuss the history, structure, strengths and weaknesses of nuclear nonproliferation regime.

  • Identify and describe the technologies employed for nuclear nonproliferation and safeguards.


        Describe how technology and policy work together to address the issues in nuclear nonproliferation and safeguard


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Homework10NA
Discussion20Question and answer (Q&A) sessions with ORNL guest lecturers (student participation)
Midterm20take home
Participation10Physical security exercise (student participation)
presentation20Proliferation case study (report + presentation)
Final Exam20NA
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Please see attached1Lecture
mlnosbis 10/19/2016: This action is only updating the prerequisite statement. Minor action as indicated on form.
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