• Length:
    8 Weeks
  • Effort:
    1–2 hours per week
  • Price:

    FREE
    Add a Verified Certificate for $49 USD

  • Institution
  • Subject:
  • Level:
    Intermediate
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English

Prerequisites

Nuclear reactors basics

About this course

Nuclear knowledge is critical now: the previous generation of nuclear personnel is retiring; countries are expanding nuclear programs; ageing nuclear installations may face challenges to ensure they can be operated safely; and there is a growing need for long-term management of radioactive waste and for countries phasing out nuclear programs.

Do you work in the field of nuclear energy and realize that knowledge is used inefficiently and even could be lost?

In this engineering and physics, you will learn how to use, transfer and preserve knowledge for the further development of nuclear power.

The course is designed not only for students of nuclear specialties, but also for the staff of organizations operating in the field of peaceful use of nuclear energy. This course is also designed to meet the recommendations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The course was developed on the basis of IAEA publications on nuclear knowledge management. To take the course you do not need a deep knowledge in nuclear technology.

Join us as you start your nuclear knowledge management journey.

What you'll learn

  • Identification of problems in the knowledge management system Retention of critical knowledge
  • Application of nuclear knowledge management methods and tools in practice
Section 1. Knowledge Concepts with an Introduction to Nuclear Knowledge
1.1. What is Knowledge?
1.2. Knowledge as a Resource
1.3. Nuclear Organization and Nuclear Knowledge Section 2. Knowledge Management (KM) History and Development
2.1. KM History, Definition and Models
2.2. KM Elements, Importance, Benefits, Tools and Techniques
2.3. KM Approaches Section 3. Knowledge Management in Nuclear Science and Technology
3.1. Nuclear Knowledge & Stakeholders
3.2. Nuclear Knowledge Management
3.3. Knowledge Loss Risk Assessment Section 4. Managing Tacit Knowledge
4.1. Tacit Knowledge
4.2. Techniques to Identify, Capture and Transfer Tacit Knowledge (Part 1)
4.3. Techniques to Identify, Capture and Transfer Tacit Knowledge (Part 2) Section 5. Managing Nuclear Information
5.1. History of Nuclear Information
5.2. Methods and Tools for Information Management
5.3. Knowledge Organization Systems Section 6. Nuclear Knowledge Management Organizational Challenges
6.1. Integration of NKM in Organizational Management System
6.2. Knowledge-Sharing Culture
6.3. Set Up, Implementation and Assessment of NKM Projects Section 7. Implementing Knowledge Management in Nuclear Organizations
7.1. KM in Nuclear Power Plant
7.2. KM in R&D Organization
7.3. KM in University Section 8. Nuclear Knowledge Management Maturity Assessment
8.1. KM Assessment: Elements and Steps
8.2. IAEA Self-Assessment Model for NPPs and R&D Organizations
8.3. IAEA Self-Assessment Model for Universities

Meet your instructors

Evgeny G. Kulikov
Senior Lecturer, Theoretical and Experimental Physics of Nuclear Reactors
MEPhI

Pursue a Verified Certificate to highlight the knowledge and skills you gain $49.00

View a PDF of a sample edX certificate
  • Official and Verified

    Receive an instructor-signed certificate with the institution's logo to verify your achievement and increase your job prospects

  • Easily Shareable

    Add the certificate to your CV or resume, or post it directly on LinkedIn

  • Proven Motivator

    Give yourself an additional incentive to complete the course

  • Support our Mission

    EdX, a non-profit, relies on verified certificates to help fund free education for everyone globally