MIT Energy Initiative
Energy Classes at MIT

Engineering of Nuclear Systems

Meets Energy Minor Requirements

Elective

Instructor

Class Number

22.06

Level

Undergraduate

Term

Spring

Description

Using the basic principles of reactor physics, thermodynamics, fluid flow and heat transfer, students examine the engineering design of nuclear power plants. Emphasizes light-water reactor technology, thermal limits in nuclear fuels, thermal-hydraulic behavior of the coolant, nuclear safety and dynamic response of nuclear power plants.

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