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Radiation & Nuclear Technologies NUCL1530U

Syllabus and Teaching Philosophy
Lecturer: Dr. Rachid Machrafi, Office ERC4064, Faculty of Energy System and Nuclear Science,
Tel: (905) 721 8668 x 5522
Office Hours: Monday 8:30-10:30

Teaching Assistants:
Nafisah Khan From: January 7 to March 10
Muhammad Ali, from Mach11 to April 12
Ph.D. student, Faculty of Energy System and Research Associate, Faculty of Energy
Nuclear Science
System and Nuclear Science.
Office: ERC4024,
Office: ERC3084,
Office Hours: Tuesdays: 11:00-12:00
Office Hours: Thursdays: 13:30-14:30

Lecture Time: Monday: 6:40 -9:30, @UA1120


Radiation and Nuclear Technologies


Course objectives
Objective: To provide an overview of radiation and nuclear technologies and their applications in modern
The course provides an overview of nuclear and radiation applications in modern society. It is delivered in the
form of a series of modules. Module topics cover fundamentals of nuclear and radiation science, fuel cycle,
radiation sources, radiation detection, and radiation applications.
The course also provides an overview of safety and quality fundamentals and their applications in nuclear
systems and technologies. This includes an introduction to nuclear reactors and principle of their operation,
safety management & culture, defense in depth, safety analysis, human performance and quality management.

Specific course goals include:

Exploring careers in nuclear/radiological and health physics
Atomic nuclei and its structure
Environmental radioactivity
General principles of radiation machines
Survey on radiation detection methodologies
Overview of fission and fusion processes
Discussions on radioactive waste
Medical and Industrial use of radiation
Nuclear power systems and technologies (Nuclear reactors)
Principles of CANDU reactor
Nuclear fuel cycle
Safety management concepts and safety culture
Defense in depth concepts and relationships to reactor design
Control, cool, contains concepts and safety design approaches
Practice human performance and factors related to nuclear technologies & systems
Quality management and best practices

Radiation and Nuclear Technologies


Course Structure
This courses contains 5 modules:
Module 1

Introduction and Fundamentals

Module 2

Radiation Sources and Detection

Module 3

Radiation Applications

Module 4

Fuel Cycle and Environment

Module 5

Safety and Quality Management

Radiation and Nuclear Technologies


Course Structure_ continued



There is one, 3 hour (2 hr, 50 min) lecture per week
I will give you a 10 minute break right around 8:00

There will be an assignment roughly every second week


are a midterm and a final exam in this course

Radiation and Nuclear Technologies




Students must drop theirs assignments in the drop box on the
fourth floor (ERC building).

Only hard copy is accepted

Radiation and Nuclear Technologies


Syllabus and Teaching Philosophy

Text book
Lecture notes, practical
exercises are given in parallel with lectures. On
Blackboard, only PDF files are available. PowerPoint animation and important notes
are given in classroom, so it is very important to attend classes

Radioactivity Radio-nuclides Radiation
Author: J. Magill and J. Galy

Introduction Heath Physics
Author: H. Cember and T. Johnson

These text books are recommended but not obligatory.
Radiation and Nuclear Technologies


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