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Prospect for nuclear engineering education in Malaysia

Alang Md Rashid, Nahrul Khair and Daud, Ainul Hayati (2009) Prospect for nuclear engineering education in Malaysia. In: International Conference on Engineering Education, 7-8 Dec 2009, Malaysia.

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The use of nuclear power for electricity generation using nuclear power reactors are well-known. Malaysia is considering the use of nuclear power in her energy mix. Engineers with nuclear engineering background will be needed alongside other engineering disciplines. The planning window for a national nuclear power program is long, but the need to graduate nuclear engineers from Malaysian universities should be thought about earlier. There are courses in Malaysian universities that are related to nuclear science and technology. These courses are far from typical nuclear engineering curriculum, but can be the basis for setting-up such program. The nuclear program is not expected to be very big as to require multiple universities offering nuclear engineering degree program. Furthermore suitable faculties are dispersed among several universities. Consortium of universities could be an approach to start the human capital aspect of the nuclear power program.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5928/9735 (ISBN : 9781424448449)
Uncontrolled Keywords: nuclear engineering, energy, power generation, electricity
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Nahrul Khair Alang Md Rashid
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2011 11:41
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 18:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/9735

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