Ense3 rubrique Formation 2022

Reactor Physics - 4EUS42NU

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 52.0
    • Projects -
    • Tutorials 8.0
    • Internship -
    • Laboratory works -
    • Written tests 4


    ECTS 5.0


Nuclear Reactor Analysis
Acquisition of skills and modeling techniques in neutron transport and diffusion theory model, in nuclear reactor kinetics and in nuclear fuel management.

PWR technology and Radiation protection
Overview of PWR technology, radioactivity and radiation protection.




Nuclear Reactor Analysis

  • Fundamentals in nuclear physics
  • Fundamentals in neutron interaction with matter
  • Neutron transport et diffusion theory
  • Reactor criticality
  • Nuclear reactor kinetics
  • Dynamic behaviour of reactors (reactivity control and fuel management)

PWR technology and Radiation protection

  • Detailed description of a PWR
  • Low radiation doses


Course Unit "Nuclear Energy" 1
Fundamentals in mathematics


  • 1 final exam of 3H
  • 1 mid-course exam of 1H
  • Continuous assessment

DS Final (E1) + DS Intermédiare (E2) + CC (E3)
Note finale de l'UE :
0.6*E1 + 0.2*E2 + 0.2*E3


The course exists in the following branches:

  • Curriculum - Master's Degree in Engineering IEN - Semester 8
see the course schedule for 2023-2024

Additional Information

Course ID : 4EUS42NU
Course language(s): FR

You can find this course among all other courses.


Barjon, Physique des Réacteurs Nucléaires
Ligou, Introduction au Génie Nucléaire
Soutif, Physique Neutronique
Reuss, Précis de Neutronique

Lamarsh, Introduction to nuclear engineering
Stacey, Nuclear reactor physics
Krane, Introductory nuclear physics
Foster and Wright, Basic nuclear engineering
Henry, Nuclear reactor analysis