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: 07.06.2023 - 07.06.2023

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.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Two midterm exams or a final exam.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 36 h, exercises 12 h, independent study 36 h, solving exercises 24 h, preparation for mid-term exams 16 h, mid-term exams 6 h.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring IV - V
    2023-2024 Spring IV - V

    Enrollment :

    Registration via Sisu.