Development of undergraduate nuclear security curriculum at College of Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional

Nasri A. Hamid, Madihah Mujaini, Abdul Aziz Mohamed

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Abstract

The Center for Nuclear Energy (CNE), College of Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) has a great responsibility to undertake educational activities that promote developing human capital in the area of nuclear engineering and technology. Developing human capital in nuclear through education programs is necessary to support the implementation of nuclear power projects in Malaysia in the near future. In addition, the educational program must also meet the nuclear power industry needs and requirements. In developing a certain curriculum, the contents must comply with the university's Outcomes Based Education (OBE) philosophy. One of the important courses in the nuclear curriculum is in the area of nuclear security. Basically the nuclear security course covers the current issues of law, politics, military strategy, and technology with regard to weapons of mass destruction and related topics in international security, and review legal regulations and political relationship that determine the state of nuclear security at the moment. In addition, the course looks into all aspects of the nuclear safeguards, builds basic knowledge and understanding of nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear forensics and nuclear safeguards in general. The course also discusses tools used to combat nuclear proliferation such as treaties, institutions, multilateral arrangements and technology controls. In this paper, we elaborate the development of undergraduate nuclear security course at the College of Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional. Since the course is categorized as mechanical engineering subject, it must be developed in tandem with the program educational objectives (PEO) of the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering program. The course outcomes (CO) and transferrable skills are also identified. Furthermore, in aligning the CO with program outcomes (PO), the PO elements need to be emphasized through the CO-PO mapping. As such, all assessments and distribution of Bloom Taxonomy levels are assigned in accordance with the CO-PO mapping. Finally, the course has to fulfill the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) Graduate Attributes of the Washington Accord.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvancing Nuclear Science and Engineering for Sustainable Nuclear Energy Knowledge
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Nuclear Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2016, NuSTEC 2016
EditorsMohd Nasri A. Hamid, Abdul Aziz Mohamed, Faridah Mohamad Idris, Abu Hassan Husin
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735414679
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06 Jan 2017
Event7th International Nuclear Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2016, NuSTEC 2016 - Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Duration: 08 Aug 201610 Aug 2016

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1799
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference7th International Nuclear Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2016, NuSTEC 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityShah Alam, Selangor
Period08/08/1610/08/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Hamid, N. A., Mujaini, M., & Mohamed, A. A. (2017). Development of undergraduate nuclear security curriculum at College of Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional. In M. N. A. Hamid, A. A. Mohamed, F. M. Idris, & A. H. Husin (Eds.), Advancing Nuclear Science and Engineering for Sustainable Nuclear Energy Knowledge: Proceedings of the International Nuclear Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2016, NuSTEC 2016 [020005] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1799). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4972903