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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

Breaking new ground in the energy sector starts with our Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science. We offer the only honours degree dedicated to nuclear engineering in Canada. As a graduate of our program, you will become the type of thinker, doer, and leader who is valued by society in Canada and throughout the world.

Video sessions are over now but send us an email at connect@ontariotechu.ca if you still have questions, and stay tuned for more sessions in the future!

Thanks for an amazing Virtual Open House.

My experience has shown me that the university is well represented in the nuclear industry. This speaks highly to the quality of professors, the course structure and the university’s overall commitment to deliver an education useful to employers. The professors and support staff have a sincere dedication to your success.
Brain Crook Engineering (Honours) in Nuclear Engineering, Class of 2012 Control Room Shift Supervisor – training program, Bruce Power, Tiverton, Ontario
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    Health Physics and Radiation Science

    Health Physics and Radiation Science

    Energy supply, medicine, agriculture, national security, manufacturing and resource-based industries are all examples of where the use of radioactive materials or radiation-generating machines are an essential part of operations. Radiation is also used to study materials and matter on the atomic scale. Our curriculum is a combination of fundamental radiation science, technological methods and applications to prepare you for a successful career.

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    Nuclear Engineering

    Nuclear Engineering

    This program introduces you to all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle, from mining to plant operation to waste management. Our curriculum includes courses in nuclear plant design, radiation protection, nuclear chemistry and materials, heat transport, steam-generation systems, and nuclear physics. You will learn about the current operational fleet of reactors, and apply your growing knowledge to the future generations of reactors (e.g. supercritical‑water reactors, fast reactors and fusion reactors).

    This program is fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).

    Our programs are designed in consultation with key industry representatives, and will provide you with the necessary theoretical and applied skills to meet employers' needs. 

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    Sustainable Energy Systems

    Sustainable Energy Systems

    The Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in Sustainable Energy Systems program ensures graduates possess a deep familiarity with the technologies associated with energy systems and various technological options, as well as the skills to continually assess new energy technologies and changes to energy systems. Graduates will also possess business and communication skills that will help them put their technical knowledge to use. Graduates will be well versed in the strengths and limitations of various energy supply options, which depend on local and regional conditions. Graduates will also develop a thorough understanding of regulatory and political aspects of energy supply.

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    Please note: this program will not be running during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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    Management Option

    Management Option

    The five-year Energy Systems or Nuclear Engineering and Management program combines the study of nuclear or energy systems engineering and business. 

    The first two years of study provide students with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of mathematics and sciences, with Years 3 and 5 concentrating on engineering sciences and specific nuclear engineering courses. In Year 4, students in the management program focus their study on business.

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  • Experiential learning

    Experiential learning is the bridge between theory and practice. As a student within our faculty, you have access to numerous experiential learning opportunities that will take your educational experience to the next level: 

    • Engage directly in a real-world situation through concrete experience.
    • Reflect on your experience by observing your surroundings and how this experience relates to the real world.
    • Learn from your experience.
    • Put your new skills and knowledge into practice through active experimentation.

    From placements to internships and everything in between, you can feel confident that you are entering the workforce career-ready. Explore our website to learn more about our offerings!