2021 Nuclear Non-proliferation and Security

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Nuclear Engineering
Sagara Hiroshi  Hayashizaki Noriyosu  Kikuchi Masahiro  Fukui Toshiki 
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Course description and aims

About the nuclear security, history and legal framework, the characteristics of nuclear material and radioactive substances and graded approach for their regulation based on material attractiveness, physical protection system designing and evaluation, nuclear forensics, human factor and nuclear safety-security culture, cyber security are discussed.
About the nuclear nonproliferation, history and legal framework, criticality, significant quantity and conversion time of nuclear material, safeguards and its science and technology, nuclear material accounting and control, CTBT, proliferation resistance are systematically explained.
By role playing group working, students learn the way to consensus agreement between multiple stakes holders for active learning.

Student learning outcomes

Student gain the comprehensive view of nuclear non-proliferation and security from history, legal framework, safeguards and physical protection system, important science and technology.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
The international leading persons both in nuclear safeguards and security from IAEA and domestic regulatory body will make lectures and exercises.


Nuclear non-proliferation, Nuclear security, Safeguards, Nuclear material accounting and control, consensus agreement between multiple stakes holders, cyber security, active learning

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

lecture and group work

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 Nuclear Disarmament: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and Monitoring Technology Explaining Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and its Monitoring Technology
Class 3 Safeguards (1): History and legal framework review Explaining history and legal framework of non-proliferation
Class 4 Safeguards (2): Overview of Safeguards Explaining overview of Safeguards
Class 5 Safeguards (3): Safeguards and its science and technology Explaining Safeguards and its science and technology
Class 6 Safeguards (4): Nuclear material accounting and control Acquiring nuclear material accounting and control
Class 7 Safeguards (5): Group work With hypothetical fuel cycle information, role playing group work is performed for active learning.
Class 8 Nuclear Security (1): Introduction to nuclear security Explaining history and legal framework of Nuclear Security
Class 9 Nuclear Security (2): Protection of materials and Facilities Explaining the basis of Physical Protection System Design and its methodology
Class 10 Nuclear Security (3): Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems Explaining how to evaluate physical protection system
Class 11 Nuclear Security (4): Materials out of regulatory control Explaining measures for materials out of regulatory control including detection and nuclear forensics technologies
Class 12 Nuclear Security (5): Human factor Understanding of how to evaluate Physical Explaining Human Factor in Nuclear Security, and Nuclear Safety-Security Culture
Class 13 Nuclear Security (6):Radioactive isotope security Learning the security of radioactive isotopes
Class 14 Nuclear Security (7): Cyber security exercise Explaining cyber security of nuclear facility and its importance

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


IAEA Nuclear Security Series No. 13 (INFCIRC/225/Revision 5)
IAEA Nuclear Security Series No. 21
IAEA INFCIRC/153 corrected
IAEA INFCIRC/540 corrected
IAEA Nuclear Security Series No. 13 (INFCIRC/225/Revision 5)
IAEA Nuclear Security Series No. 21
IAEA INFCIRC/153 corrected
IAEA INFCIRC/540 corrected

Reference books, course materials, etc.

The Evolution of IAEA Safeguards
E-learning at IAEA

Assessment criteria and methods

Report, examination

Related courses

  • NCL.N407 : Nuclear Safety Engineering
  • NCL.O510 : World Politics and Nonproliferation in the Nuclear Age

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

Students are desired to have completed courses of Nuclear Safety Engineering, World Politics and Nonproliferation in the Nuclear Age.


This lecture is the compulsory subject to achieve the completion certificate issued by Advanced Nuclear 3S Education and Training(ANSET) program

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