COURSE NAME NUCLEAR SCIENCE
COURSE CODE: SCU4012
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR MOHD HAFEZ BIN MOHD ISA
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: This course is aimed to provide the best possible education in areas relevant to effective understanding and utilization of nuclear science and technology to benefit society in an economically and environmentally sustainable world. The relevant areas include nuclear applications in energy generation and in the medical, industrial, scientific, environmental and security fields. In addition, this course is also aimed to equip students with a firm foundation in the principles of science and technology relevant to nuclear processes and their application and to prepare students for professional growth and further education in their chosen fields.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM VII / YEAR 4
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE NON FACE TO FACE

TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING

L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

28

O

 

52

P

 

0

SCL

 

0

O

 

52

L + T + P + O = 80  HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 2
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: ·         To provide fundamental knowledge of nuclear science and technology to design and other technical problems in order to address society’s needs.

·         To be able to communicate effectively among their professional peers, within multi-disciplinary teams, and to the broader public community.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1.     Explain an understanding of the basic nuclear science that underlie various aspects of technological applications. (LO1 – C2)

2.     Work in group to produce specific report on current topic related to nuclear science and technology; and to present the topic in groups. (LO4 – P3, CS3; LO5 – A2, TS1)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop problem solving skills through a process of lectures, assignments and presentations.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY: Teaching-learning strategy:

The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments and presentations, informal activities and various textbooks.

Assessment strategy:

·         Formative

·         Summative

SYNOPSIS:

 

This introductory course is for students with industrial chemical technology background aiming to further involve in discipline related to nuclear science and its application in various technological aspects. Furthermore, this course is aimed at giving students the basic background knowledge, understanding and vocabulary to demonstrate the importance of nuclear science and it’s applications in various technological aspect such as in power generation, medical, industrial and commercial, food and agriculture.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, assignment and presentation
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (50%)
Category Percentage (%) Assessment Method
·         Cognitive (C)

·         Psychomotor (P)

·         Affective (A)

30%

10%

10%

·  Test

·  Presentation

·  Report

B. Final Examination (50%)
Examination 50% ·  Structure type questions
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.     Lilley, J., Nuclear Physics: Principles and Applications, Wiley-Interscience, 2001. (ISBN: 047197936)

2.     Dendy, P.P, Heaton, B., Physics for Diagnostic Radiology, Institute of Physics Publishing; 2nd edition, 1999. (ISBN : 0750305916)

3.     Chandra, R., Nuclear Medicine Physics: The Basics, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 5th edition, 1998. (ISBN : 068330092X)

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING