Progress of teaching and learning of nuclear Engineering courses at College of Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)

Nasri A. Hamid, Abdul Aziz Mohamed, Mohd Zamri Yusoff

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Abstract

Developing human capital in nuclear with required nuclear background and professional qualifications is necessary to support the implementation of nuclear power projects in the near future. Sufficient educational and training skills are required to ensure that the human resources needed by the nuclear power industry meets its high standard. The Government of Malaysia has made the decision to include nuclear as one of the electricity generation option for the country, post 2020 in order to cater for the increasing energy demands of the country as well as to reduce CO2emission. The commitment by the government has been made clearer with the inclusion of the development of first NPP by 2021 in the Economic Transformation Program (ETP) which was launched by the government in October 2010. The In tandem with the government initiative to promote nuclear energy, Center for Nuclear Energy, College of Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) is taking the responsibility in developing human capital in the area of nuclear power and technology. In the beginning, the College of Engineering has offered the Introduction to Nuclear Technology course as a technical elective course for all undergraduate engineering students. Gradually, other nuclear technical elective courses are offered such as Nuclear Policy, Security and Safeguards, Introduction to Nuclear Engineering, Radiation Detection and Nuclear Instrumentation, Introduction to Reactor Physics, Radiation Safety and Waste Management, and Nuclear Thermal-hydraulics. In addition, another course Advancement in Nuclear Energy is offered as one of the postgraduate elective courses. To enhance the capability of teaching staffs in nuclear areas at UNITEN, several junior lecturers are sent to pursue their postgraduate studies in the Republic of Korea, United States and the United Kingdom, while the others are participating in short courses and workshops in nuclear that are conducted locally and abroad. This paper describes the progress of teaching and learning in nuclear engineering and technology at UNITEN that include curriculum development, students' enrolment and performance, and teaching staff's human resource development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvancing of Nuclear Science and Energy for National Development
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Nuclear Science, Technology, and Engineering Conference 2014, NuSTEC 2014
EditorsKhaidzir Hamzah, Faridah Mohamad Idris, Abu Bakar Hasan, Abdul Aziz Mohamed
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735413016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2015
EventNuclear Science, Technology, and Engineering Conference 2014: Advancing of Nuclear Science and Energy for National Development, NuSTEC 2014 - Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Duration: 11 Nov 201413 Nov 2014

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1659
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherNuclear Science, Technology, and Engineering Conference 2014: Advancing of Nuclear Science and Energy for National Development, NuSTEC 2014
CountryMalaysia
CitySkudai, Johor
Period11/11/1413/11/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    A. Hamid, N., Mohamed, A. A., & Yusoff, M. Z. (2015). Progress of teaching and learning of nuclear Engineering courses at College of Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN). In K. Hamzah, F. M. Idris, A. B. Hasan, & A. A. Mohamed (Eds.), Advancing of Nuclear Science and Energy for National Development: Proceedings of the Nuclear Science, Technology, and Engineering Conference 2014, NuSTEC 2014 [020004] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1659). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4916843