Department of Nuclear Engineering,
Graduate School of Engineering,
Osaka University

Tuesday, July 02, 2002

Yamada-oka 2-1, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871 Japan


"Department of Nuclear Engineering"

was established in order to develop the technology for the peaceful use of energy by nuclear transformation (nuclear fission, fusion, and radioactive decay) and to find effective ways of using natural resources. Because nuclear energy can be converted into a variety of forms like electricity, heat, mechanical power, and radioactivity, nuclear engineering is concerned with a wide range of basic fields in technology and science. Its activities include training in fundamentals as well as applied research. Especially, engineering and the safety of fission reactor power plants, science and technology for future fission and fusion reactors, and the applied science of radiation and quantum beams are at the core of the curriculum. Students are encouraged to have gain a wide knowledge ranging from a microscopic view of physics to a very macroscopic view of plant systems, from the fundamentals of science(physics, chemistry and mathematics) to a variety of types of engineering(mechanical, electrical, information, material, and environmental). The research and training in this Department is characterized by an emphasis on nuclear energy development which should be supported with knowledge of both science and technology.



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