Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Completion of the course provides the skills to understand quite profoundly nuclear reactors, the reactor core, and computing models. Of the course, the student knows the reactor core interactions in a nuclear power plant with other systems and manages the concepts on which modern reactor physics calculation is based.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 06.09.2021 - 06.09.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jaakko Leppänen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The computational modeling of a nuclear fission reactor involves solving a coupled problem between neutronics, heat transfer and coolant flow. This course covers the physics and phenomena of reactor operation, together with the state-of-the-art computational methods used in reactor core simulations.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lecture notes, which are also suitable for self-study.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring IV-V

    2021-2022 Spring IV-V

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.

    Registration via WebOodi.