2019 Acts and Regulations on Atomic Energy

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Nuclear Engineering
Instructor(s)
Akatsuka Hiroshi  Tsukahara Takehiko  Matsumoto Yoshihisa  Hayashizaki Noriyosu 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Fri3-4(原講571, North No.2, 5F-571)  
Group
-
Course number
NCL.F402
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/18
Lecture notes updated
2020/1/21
Language used
Japanese
Access Index

Course description and aims

[Outline of course]
This course gives an overview of the peaceful use, historical background, and international trends of nuclear power, which form the basis of the regulatory system for nuclear power and radiation. We will cover the Atomic Energy Basic Act, Act on the Regulation of Nuclear Source Material, Nuclear Fuel Material and Reactors, and its ordinances, regulations, and notices, the Act on Technical Standards for Prevention of Radiation Hazards and its ordinances, regulations, and other relevant laws.
[Purpose of course]
Learn basic knowledge on nuclear power regulations needed at the minimum for a student in Graduate Major in Nuclear Engineering, and acquire skills for adapting to regulations related to radiation, nuclear fuel, and nuclear reactors.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) understand the systems of laws and regulations to regulate applications of nuclear energy and radiation
2) understand the recent conditions how the government equipped with the laws, act and regulations relevant to nuclear energy applications including radiation are,
3) understand the contemporary problems of laws and regulations of nuclear engineering, and
4) be equipped with knowledge to be able to work as a future licensed engineer of nuclear reactors, that of nuclear fuel, or a radiation protection supervisor.

Keywords

Regulatory systems of nuclear industries and radiation applications, Atomic Energy Basic Act, Nuclear Reactor Regulation Law, Radiation Hazard Prevention Act, nuclear security and safeguard

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

The instructor delivers a lecture every week. In even-numbered classes, he gives an exercise to further understand the contents of previous and present lectures. After self-evaluation of exercises, the instructor gives suggested answers and explanation. Required learning should be completed outside the classroom for preparation and review purposes.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Overview (Hayashizaki) Nuclear legal regulation and its historical background, international trends
Class 2 Laws and regulations about nuclear security and safeguards (Hayashizaki) Nuclear safeguard and security in relevance to international controlled material
Class 3 Atomic Energy Basic Act and Nuclear Reactor Regulation Law(Akatsuka) Atomic Energy Basic Act and relevant regulations, Nuclear Reactor Regulation Law and regulations
Class 4 Confirmation and exercises of understandings of knowledges to be a Licensed Engineer of Nuclear Reactors (Akatsuka) Exercises of license examinations for a licensed engineer of nuclear reactors, particularly, relevant laws and regulations
Class 5 Laws and regulations to regulate spent nuclear fuels, radioactive wastes and nuclear fuel cycle (Tsukahara) the Law for the Regulations of Nuclear Source Material, Nuclear Fuel Material and Reactors, laws and regulations to control nuclear fuel cycle systems
Class 6 Laws and regulations to control the nuclear fuel cycle systems, Confirmation and exercises of understandings of knowledges to be a Licensed Engineer of Nuclear Fuel (Tsukahara) Exercises of license examinations for a Licensed Engineer of Nuclear Fuel, particularly, relevant laws and regulations
Class 7 Laws and regulations for the regulation of radioisotopes/radiation and prevention of radiation hazards (Permission and notification; Requirement for facility; Rules on use and keeping), Exercises(Matsumoto) "Act on the Regulations of Radioisotopes, etc." and related regulations  Examinations for 1st Class Radiation Protection Supervisor
Class 8 Laws and regulations for the regulation of radioisotopes/radiation and prevention of radiation hazards (Rules on transport and disposal; Measurement and record; Training and medical check; Radiation Protection Supervisor), Exercises(Matsumoto) "Act on the Regulations of Radioisotopes, etc." and related regulations  Examinations for 1st Class Radiation Protection Supervisor

Textbook(s)

Nothing special

Reference books, course materials, etc.

"Nuclear Regulatory relationship statute book, 2015" Taisei Publishing co.Ltd, ISBN 978-4-8028-3219-9
"Laws and regulations of the guidance of meaningful Nuclear Regulatory relationship" Kenkichi Hirose, Taisei Publishing co.Ltd, ISBN978-4-8028-2983-0
"Introduction of radiation" Ed. by Tokushi Shibata, Tsusho Sangyo Kenkyusha, ISBN 978-4-86045-108-0
"Exercise books for Radiation Protection Supervisor of 1st Class" Tsusho Sangyo Kenkyusha, ISBN 978-4-86045-090-8

Assessment criteria and methods

【Academic assessment】 Exercises and term-end reports assigned by 4 instructors

Related courses

  • NCL.F401 : Ethics for Nuclear System Development
  • NCL.B401 : Radiation Biology and Medicine
  • NCL.N407 : Nuclear Safety Engineering
  • NCL.N409 : Nuclear Energy Systems
  • NCL.C402 : Radioactive Waste Management and Disposal Engineering

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

Nothing special

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