Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
NUCLEAR ENERGY FUNDAMENTALS
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Valérie FAUDON (Déléguée Générale, AREVA), Dominique GRENECHE (Consultant, NUCLEAR CONSULTING). Prerequisite : Equivalent level of training at the “French Baccalaureate” with regard to basic sciences, in particular in math and physic (for example, knowledge of building blocks of matter). However, the courses will be tailored for students who do not have a solid scientiﬁc background or an in-depth technical skill. In this respect, the basic concepts needed to understand the lectures will be introduced as they are necessary. Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : Take home papers + oral presentations by a group of 3 or 4 students (topic : development and status of nuclear energy in different countries in the world). This may be complemented by a short multiple choice test depending on circumstances. Workload : Thorough re-reading of the slides 20% ; Reading of circulated documents 10% ; Preparation of oral presentations 70%. Pedagogical Method : For a typical 2 hours course : a lecture with slides (between an hour and an hour and a half), one or two movies (if applicable), and an open discussion. Course Description : This course provides a comprehensive technical background of nuclear energy and it gives its overall status in the world. This includes an overview of its historical development. It explores basic nuclear physics, in particular the ﬁssion process and it explains the reaction chain. On this basis, it describes how a nuclear reactor works. The water-cooled reactor design and operations are discussed. Other reactor lines are also addressed. Additional topics include the nuclear fuel cycle, the radioactive waste management, the environmental impact, the nuclear safety and security (including a review of past accidents). It addresses the events and forces that have inﬂuenced, and continue to inﬂuence, commercial nuclear power. In this frame, the non1572
proliferation issues are presented and discussed in details, as well as issues related to public opinion. Cross cutting issues such as the place of nuclear energy in energy mix and its role in the climate change are also dealt with. Economic aspects are presented and discussed as well. Applications, such as nuclear medicine, are also covered.This course will help political decision makers and executive managers involved in the nuclear energy industry or, more generally, in the energy ﬁeld to have a clear understanding of nuclear power and the challenges of tomorrow. The overall module of 12 weeks (12 courses of 2 hours) is shared between two teachers : Dominique Greneche who covers all technical aspects with 8 courses and Valérie Faudon with 4 courses who addresses cross-functional issues such as strategic approaches, economy, social perception, and medical applications of radiations. Required reading : Understanding the future NUCLEAR POWER,Bertrand BARRE, PierreRené BAUQUIS, Editions HIRL ( will be distributed to students) ; Nuclear Energy Today, 2nd edition, 2012, NEA N° 6885 (accessible on the internet).
NUMÉRIQUE COMME LEVIER D'ATTRACTIVITÉ DES TERRITOIRES : LE CAS DE MORTAIN (MANCHE) (LE)
Semestre : Automne Nombre d'heures : 24 Langue d'enseignement : français
Enseignants : Olivier DASSE-HARTAUT (Directeur Général de eTerritoire). Prérequis : En amont de ce module, il convient que les étudiants aient pris connaissance des problématiques d'attractivité auxquelles sont confrontées les communes rurales, et qu'ils aient conscience de l'impact du numérique dans le développement territorial. Format pédagogique : Séminaire Mode de validation : L'évaluation sera réalisée selon trois axes : travail individuel, compréhension des sujets (notes de synthèse) 45% ; la qualité du travail en équipe (2 séances de mise en pratique : échanges avec le groupe, proposition d'idées, écoute) 35% ; présentations orales (indi-