UN 0502- Nuclear Power Plant Systems and Operation

2023 Version 


January 14 and 15, 2023
February 4 and 5, 2023
February 25 and 26, 2023
March 18 and 19, 2023

Start Time:

 9:00 a.m.


Lecturer Theatre (Rm 1-0)
Durham College – Whitby Campus
1610 Champlain Avenue,  Whitby, ON, L1N 6A7
Durham College – Whitby Campus Map

In-person, synchronous course delivery.

This course will be taught over 4 non-consecutive weekends at Durham College, Whitby Campus, or at Ontario Tech campus locations.

Lectures will include presentations from the instructor and time for the performance of simulator exercises. The midterm and final exam will be in person.

Live attendance is expected. If you require accommodation for distance learning, please contact the course instructor as well as the Education Program Director. Note that distance learning will be accommodated for serious reasons only.

Glenn Harvel
Deadlines: Add/Drop dates subject to change and will be confirmed closer to the class start time
  • Final date to Register – January 13, 2023
  • Last day to Drop Course – January 20, 202

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

Course Schedule:
  Weekend 1 Weekend 2 Weekend 3 Weekend 4
Time Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday
9:00-10:30 AI+Intro+1A 1D+Sim 2B 3A 3B Sim 5A Review
10:45-12:30 1E 2A Sim Sim 4A 4C Sim Review
1:00-2:30 1B Eval 2C Test Sim Eval. 5B Final Exam
2:45-4:30 1C   Sim   4B   Sim  

Course Description:
System and overall unit operations relevant to nuclear power plants with emphasis on CANDU; includes all major reactor and process systems with nuclear plant simulator.

UN0502 Course Outline

Course Information:
  • The course material (copyrighted) is available through the instructor. Included are:
    • A reference Text, a CANDU desktop simulator and electronic versions of the Learning Resource manual
    • Lecture Notes