Fundamentals of Nuclear Security Course

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the various aspects related to nuclear security—serving as an introduction to key concepts, terms and approaches that support both domestic and international efforts to improve nuclear security.

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the contents of key IAEA Nuclear Security Series (NSS) documents (NSS-13, NSS-25G, NSS-7).
  2. Explain the role of nuclear material accounting and control as an element of nuclear security and how it can be integrated with physical protection systems.
  3. Describe the recommendations for physical protection, accounting, and control against theft and sabotage.
  4. Discuss how attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs impact nuclear security effectiveness.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding that there is a credible threat to nuclear material, and to associated facilities, activities and information.
  6. Apply engineering research and theory to advance the art, science, and practice of the discipline.
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