In response to the growing concern about nuclear safety, City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is offering a new Bachelor of Engineering programme in Nuclear and Risk Engineering and a Master of Science programme in Advanced Technology and Management (Nuclear and Risk Engineering stream).
CityU is also providing a platform for bringing together experts to exchange views on nuclear safety.
The Bachelor of Engineering programme in Nuclear and Risk Engineering is offered jointly by five departments this academic year: Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering (MBE), Physics and Materials Science, Biology and Chemistry, Civil and Architectural Engineering, and Electronic Engineering.
Professor Chieng Ching-chang, Visiting Professor of MBE and Leader of the Bachelor of Engineering programme in Nuclear and Risk Engineering, said the programme covers a number of areas, including nuclear engineering, nuclear medicine and medical radiation, maintenance engineering, risk engineering, and crisis management.
Dr Luk Bing-lam, MBE Senior Engineer, said graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering programme will have a broad range of career choices, such as the management of nuclear safety, maintenance engineering for large corporations, research and development of nuclear radiation products and equipment, calculation of the radiation dose and treatment planning in radiation therapy, railway safety, and risk assessment of financial products.
The Master of Science programme in Advanced Technology and Management (Nuclear and Risk Engineering stream) will be offered in the next academic year. Its aim is to equip students with in-depth knowledge and capabilities in nuclear engineering and risk engineering disciplines so that they can help reduce the risks of nuclear power. The focus of this stream will include nuclear and radiation safety, nuclear structure materials, risk and reliability engineering, and waste management.
With a strong team of nuclear experts committed to the research of nuclear safety, CityU will also bring together experts from around the world to exchange their views.
On 8 January, CityU held a workshop titled “The Latest Development in Nuclear Safety and Nuclear Industry”. Participants who gave talks included Mr Tony Roulstone, Course Director for the MPhil programme in Nuclear Energy, University of Cambridge, Dr Zhou Wenzhong, Assistant Professor of MBE, Professor Shih Chun-kuan, Professor of the Institute of Nuclear Engineering and Science, National Tsing-Hua University, and Mr Pu Jilong, Safety Director of the China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding Corporation.
The workshop was organised by CityU’s College of Science and Engineering in collaboration with the Hong Kong Nuclear Society and the Nuclear Division of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. The four experts discussed nuclear safety regulations, achievements and challenges in nuclear reactor safety in the US, evaluations of radiation in the emergency planning zone, and advancements in nuclear safety and the nuclear industry in China.