UN806 – Nuclear Fuel Engineering 


March 7 & 8, 2015
March 21 & 22, 2015
April 11 & 12, 2015
April 25 & 26, 2015
 Start Time:

9:00 a.m.

Lecturer Theatre
Durham College – Whitby Campus
1610 Champlain Avenue,  Whitby, ON, L1N 6A7
Paul Chan  Royal Military College of Canada
Phone: 613-541-6000  x 6145


  • Final date to Register – March 20, 2015
  • Last day to Drop Course – March 20, 2015

Course Description:

This Engineering Physics / non-core UNENE course covers power reactor fuel design, performance, and safety aspects, and complements other Engineering Physics / UNENE courses on reactor core design, thermohydraulics and reactor safety design. It includes fissile and fertile fuels; burnup effects; fuel production (as well as uranium enrichment and reprocessing of spent fuel), quality assurance and CANDU fuel technical specifications; thermal conductivity; fuel chemistry; fuel restructuring and grain growth; fission product behaviour; fuel defect detection and location; fuel performance in operation; and fuel / fuel channel behaviour in design basis and severe accidents. The course is based on an accredited graduate-level course that has been given several times at Royal Military College (a UNENE member).

Prerequisite: Registration in the UNENE M.Eng. or UNENE Diploma Program

Course Administration

Course Notes

  1. Introduction
  2. Fuel Production
  3. Fuel Thermal Performance
  4. Fuel Chemistry
  5. Fuel Restructuring
  6. Fission Product Behaviour
  7. Fuel Performance
  8. FFC Accidents
  9. Severe Accident