1-100 01 01 “Nuclear and radiation safety”


Practice Introductory;

• Environmental;

• Measurement of ionizing radiation;

• Field practice on radiation monitoring;

• Pre-graduation practice;

Based on both at ISEI BSU and the following foreign universities, organizations:

• Regional educational network «STAR-NET»,    Vienna, Austria;

• The European Nuclear Safety Training and Tutoring Institute (ENSTTI), Paris, France;

• NPP «Kozloduy», Kozloduy, Bulgaria;

• Obninsk Institute for Nuclear Power Engineering, Obninsk, the Russian Federation;

• Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Moscow, the Russian Federation;

• Rosatom Technical Academy, Obninsk, the Russian Federation;

• Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, the Russian Federation;

Practice is also based on the leading enterprises and research institutions of the Republic of Belarus.

Students gain skills in providing nuclear and radiation safety of staff and population;

• skills in accounting and monitoring of nuclear materials at NPP, health protection zones;

• skills in safe use of ionizing radiation sources;

• skills in individual dosimetry control and monitoring of radiation situation during radiation hazardous work.

Graduates Can work at the institutions of the Ministry of Energy, BelNPP enterprises using ionizing radiation sources, the National Academy of the Republic of Belarus.
Requirements secondary education;

• language proficiency (determined by the results of the interview; appropriate language level to master the educational program is needed).

Description of study Period of study: September 1 – June 30. There are 2 week holidays between semesters in winter. Students write term papers in the 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th semesters, thesis in the 10th semester and take the State Exam. 



Subject Credits (ECTS) Academic hours
Nuclear Physics and ionizing radiation 6,5 252
Measurement of ionizing radiation 6 240
Radiochemistry 3,5 126
Radiation Chemistry 2 78
Neutron Physics 5,5 220
Dosimetry 6 220
Nuclear fuel cycle and radioactive waste management 2,5 100
Biological effects of ionizing radiation and human health 4 148
Fundamentals of radiation safety 3,5 140
Kinetics and nuclear reactor dynamics 3,5 140
Nuclear reactors and nuclear plants 6 214
Irradiation situations and safety analysis 4 156
Protection against Ionizing Radiation 6,5 234
Emergency preparedness and response 2,5 90
Reliability of technical systems and risk management 2 72
Materials science and construction materials technology 5 200
Legal regulation of nuclear and radiation safety 1,5 54
Control and physical protection of nuclear materials and ionizing radiation sources 3,5 138


Graduate competencies • provide radiation safety and monitor radiation situation at NPP, radiometric and spectrometric analysis of radioactive pollution of premises, equipment at NPP or organizations dealing with exploitation of ionizing radiation sources, storage, production, transportation, recycling, and disposal of radioactive waste;

• provide safe exploitation, timely repair devices and equipment of dosimetric and radiometric control systems, follow checking schedule, calibration;  

• participate in the development of instructions on radiation safety and industrial sanitary; 

• carry out radiation monitoring of the environment: air, soil, ground water, use monitoring data to assess the impact on the environment, predict the development of a radiation situation; 

• nuclear fuel entry and exit monitoring, fuel cell tightness control, replacement, storage control, account of nuclear fuel, nuclear safety when working with fresh and spent fuel; 

• participate in work on the analysis of the reasons for emergency and its prevention, consequences’ impact on safe stop and cooling the reactor, radioactive emission control;

• carry out research on profile activity;

• participate in the reception of newly constructed and renovated nuclear power plant facilities or organizations dealing with ionizing radiation sources.

Postgraduate Course (III stage) Technical Science (majors in):

• 10.11 equipment and methods to measure ionizing radiation and x-ray equipment;

• 11.13 equipment and methods to monitor the environment, substances, materials and products;

• 13.18 mathematic modeling, numerical methods, and sets of programs.