2017 Global Nuclear Security

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Nuclear Engineering
Instructor(s)
Sagara Hiroshi  Hayashizaki Noriyosu  Saito Masaki  Senzaki Masao  Kikuchi Masahiro 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue1-2(原講571, North No.2, 5F-571)  Fri7-8(原講571, North No.2, 5F-571)  
Group
-
Course number
NCL.F403
Credits
2
Academic year
2017
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2017/4/9
Lecture notes updated
2017/12/8
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

Severe accidents of nuclear systems by natural disasters, nuclear terrorism and proliferation of nuclear weapon devices by nations are the global threats to human beings. The course discusses the measures of nuclear security including physical protection from multiple aspects of legal and international frameworks as well as their supporting technologies. The course also explains the measures of nuclear non-proliferation including safeguards, comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty, proliferation resistance from multiple aspects of legal and international frameworks as well as their supporting technologies. This course aims that students understand the fundamentals of nuclear safety, security and safeguards and their integration for bird-eye view of nuclear system against global threats.

Student learning outcomes

This course aims that students understand the fundamentals of nuclear safety, security and safeguards and their integration for bird-eye view of nuclear system against global threats.

Keywords

Non-proliferation, Nuclear Security, Safeguards, Proliferation Resistance

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

In lecture format. The instructor explains the measures of nuclear security including physical protection from multiple aspects of legal and international frameworks as well as their supporting technologies. The instructor also discusses the measures of nuclear non-proliferation including safeguards, comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty, proliferation resistance from multiple aspects of legal and international frameworks as well as their supporting technologies.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Lecture overview: Nuclear Non-proliferation and security Explaining nuclear non-proliferation and security and their overview
Class 2 Non-proliferation (1): History and legal framework review Explaining history and legal framework of non-proliferation
Class 3 Non-proliferation (2): Overview of Safeguards Explaining overview of Safeguards
Class 4 Non-proliferation (3): Safeguards and its science and technology Explaining Safeguards and its science and technology
Class 5 Non-proliferation (4): Nuclear material accounting and control Acquireing nuclear material accounting and control
Class 6 Non-proliferation (5): Japan's effort Explaining Japan's effort in nuclear non-proliferation
Class 7 Non-proliferation (6): Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and its implementation Explaining Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and its implementation
Class 8 Non-proliferation (7): Next generation nuclear system with the higher Proliferation Resistance Explaining next generation nuclear system with the higher Proliferation Resistance
Class 9 Nuclear Security (1): History and legal framework review Explaining history and legal framework of Nuclear Security
Class 10 Nuclear Security (2): Evaluation of threats for Physical Protection system design Understanding of evaluation of threats for Physical Protection system design
Class 11 Nuclear Security (3): Design of Physical Protection System Acquireingf how to design Physical Protection System
Class 12 Nuclear Security (4): Evaluation of Physical Protection System design Understanding of how to evaluate Physical Protection System design based on probabilistic risk analysis
Class 13 Nuclear Security (5): Nuclear Safety and Security culture Explaining nuclear Safety and Security culture
Class 14 Integration of nuclear safety, security and non-proliferation measures Discussion of nuclear safety, security and non-proliferation measures integration
Class 15 Overall discussion Overall discussion of the lecture and quiz to deepen the understanding nuclear non-proliferation and security with bird-eye-view

Textbook(s)

None.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

For nuclear safeguards, “IAEA, INFCIRC 153 and 540”
https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/publications/documents/infcircs/1972/infcirc153.pdf
https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/infcirc540.pdf

For nuclear security "IAEA INFCIRC/225/Rev.5"
http://www-ns.iaea.org/security/nss-publications.asp?s=5

Assessment criteria and methods

Quiz and report

Related courses

  • NCL.N407 : Nuclear Safety Engineering

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

「NCL.N407 : Nuclear Safety Engineering」 is desired to be taken in advance

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

sagara[at]nr.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

Contact by e-mail in advance

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