Energy Physics II with Nuclear Energy, 10 credits
Academic year 2022/2023
Spring 2023, 33%, Campus
Start date: 16 January 2023
End date: 4 June 2023
Application deadline: 17 October 2022
Application code: UU-63098 Application
Language of instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed
Selection: All qualified applicants will be admitted.
Registration: 15 December 2022 – 15 January 2023
Entry requirements: 120 credits including Nuclear Physics and Energy Physics I or the equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 24,167
Tuition fee, total: SEK 24,167
About the course
Different energy sources and in particular nuclear energy. Physics, technical design, radiation effects, environmental aspects. Potentials of different energy sources: fossil fuels, biofuel, hydro, wind, solar and nuclear. Reactor physics, neutron cycle, criticality, power evolution, cooling, reactor safety. Reactor dynamics, PWR (Pressurised Water Reactor) and BWR (Boiling Water Reactor) basics. Uranium mining. Waste management. Different reactor types, fission power in the world. Generation IV: breeding and burn in fast reactors, advanced fuel cycles. Fusion: basics, introduction to plasma physics, magnetic confinement, tokamak physics. Fusion- fission hybrids. Electricity distribution and integration of large- and small-scale production in the network. Radiological effects of radiation.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1
Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA
Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21