UN 0502- Nuclear Power Plant Systems and Operation

2021 Version 


January 9 and 10, 2021
January 23 and 24, 2021
February 20 and 21, 2021
March 6 and 7, 2021
Start Time:

 9:00 a.m.


Virtual, synchronous course delivery via WebEx.

Usually the course is taught over weekends either out of the Durham  College Whitby or Ontario Tech campus locations.  Live attendance is normally expected.  

For the 2021 delivery, given the pandemic situation, we shall be offering  this course virtually using Webex software.  The lecture delivery shall be synchronous with the dates selected for the course.  The lectures will  include presentations by the instructors and time for performance of the simulator exercises.  The midterm and final exam will also be conducted through WebEx. 

Glenn Harvel
  • Final date to Register – January 8, 2021
  • Last day to Drop Course – January 11, 2021

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; self-study using interactive CD ROM. 

Self-paced interactive CD-ROM.

Course Outline UN0502 2021

Course Information:
  • The course material (copyrighted) is available through the instructor. Included are:
    • A CD-ROM containing an interactive version of the course Lecture Notes, a Reference Text, a CANDU desktop simulator and electronic versions of the Learning Resource manual
Learning Resources
  • The sister course given at McMaster University, EP4P03/6P03 contains additional learning resources related to this course.