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Nuclear Engineering Education: A Competence Based Approach to Curricula Development

IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NG-T-6.4

English STI/PUB/1626 ¦ 978-92-0-144910-8

39 pages ¦ 4 figures ¦ € 20.00 ¦ Date published: 2014

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Maintaining nuclear competencies in the nuclear industry is one of the most critical challenges in the near future. With the development of a number of nuclear engineering educational programmes in several states, this publication provides guidance to decision makers on a competence based approach to curricula development, presenting the established practices and associated requirements for educational programmes in this field. It is a consolidation of best practices that will ensure sustainable, effective nuclear engineering programmes, contributing to the safe, efficient and economical operation of nuclear power plants. The information presented is drawn from a variety of recognized nuclear engineering programmes around the world and contributes to the main areas that are needed to ensure a viable and robust nuclear industry.

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