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MIT/ILP Calendar Event

Nuclear Plant Safety

June 11-15, 2018


The reactor safety course (one of MIT Professional Education’s longest running summer programs) addresses from a practical point of view the safety and regulatory issues of operating and planned reactors in the US and other countries. Emphasis will be on new developments such as:

  • New reactor safety and licensing
  • International perspectives on safety
  • Risk-informed operations
  • Causes of plant outages
  • High performance fuel
  • Spent fuel storage management
  • Emergency planning - course sessions that focus on learning from the Fukushima experience.

A review of recent developments focusing on safety issues in the near-term deployment of new plants, the Generation-IV nuclear system program, and the advanced fuel cycle initiative will be among the topics of discussion. There will be a panel discussion at the end of each day comprised of that day’s lecturers to answer questions.

The Nuclear Plant Safety course is intended for degree holding engineers and scientists who have some knowledge of nuclear facility technology and who are or will be participating directly in the design, construction, operation, or regulatory safety review of large nuclear installations such as power reactors. It will be of particular interest to technically trained representatives of the electrical power utility industry, Department of Energy facilities, reactor or reactor component fabricators, safety evaluators, and other technically trained personnel interested in obtaining an overall view of reactor safety.


Cambridge, MA USA

MIT is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The campus, situated in close proximity to Boston’s Logan International Airport, profits from Boston’s excellent public transportation system and the on-campus Tech Shuttle. The closest subway station is Kendall Square, which acts as a commercial center for MIT and the local community.



MIT Professional Education - Short Programs
238 Main Street, Suite 401
Cambridge, MA 02139
TEL: 617 253 2101 * FAX: 617 258 8831
e-mail: shortprograms@mit.edu

ILP members receive a 15% discount on all MIT Professional Education open enrollment programs held in Massachusetts. ILP members receive a 15% discount on all MIT Professional Education courses. To obtain the discount code, click here (you must be signed in to this website as an ILP member to access the code).