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Nuclear Technology (Graduate Diploma)

Faculty Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science
Location North Oshawa campus location
Start dates September or January
Length Approximately eight months, based on full-time study
Program load Full-time
Program format Course-based, four courses total
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Six graduate diplomas in Nuclear Technology are offered based on areas of sub-specialization within the fields of Nuclear Power and Radiological and Health Physics.

General information

The graduate diplomas in Nuclear Technology have been designed to accommodate the needs of personnel working in the nuclear industry, and to promote an orientation toward lifelong learning as students may choose to complete a number of these diplomas over the course of their careers. Students in the graduate diploma programs will upgrade their knowledge and skills to position themselves for transfer and/or advancement within their industry. Graduate diplomas are offered in the following areas:

  • Fuel, materials and chemistry
  • Health physics
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Radiological applications
  • Reactor systems
  • Safety, licensing and regulatory affairs

To earn a graduate diploma, students are required to complete four courses that are relevant to one of the six areas of specialization.


Admission requirements

  • Hold a four-year honours undergraduate degree in engineering, science or mathematics, or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum B-minus average (GPA: 2.7 on a 4.3 scale or 70 to 72 per cent).

Please note: This program is available for domestic students only.

Required supporting documents:

Please see the checklist of required documents for a list of supporting documentation that must be submitted with your application.

Required test scores for English language proficiency:

See English language proficiency for the minimum required test scores for this program.

Application deadlines

Please see application deadlines for specific dates. Note that the application deadlines listed are for both the online application and all supporting documentation.

How to apply

Applications for admission to all graduate studies programs are submitted online. There are five steps you must go through to complete the application process. Visit the application process and requirements page for step-by-step instructions.

Many of our graduate programs are extremely competitive; the number of qualified applicants normally exceeds the number of seats available for each intake. Satisfaction of minimum entry requirements does not ensure admission.

Program curriculum

Sample courses:
  • Advanced Optimization
  • Advanced Process Control Systems
  • Aerosol Mechanics
  • Introduction to Nuclear Security
  • Life Cycle Assessment in Nuclear Applications
  • Nuclear Plant Control Systems
  • Project Management for Nuclear Engineers
  • Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)

For program requirements, including required number of credits for completion, program maps and course descriptions, please see the Graduate Academic Calendar and Course Catalogue.


Applicants to professional or course-based programs are not normally considered for internal funding sources such as entrance scholarships, minimum funding packages, teaching assistantships, research assistantships or graduate research assistantships.

While external scholarships and awards for graduate students who fall under the above criteria are often limited, we encourage you to explore some of the external scholarship databases available for possible funding opportunities.


Tuition fees for graduate programs are charged on a flat-fee or fee-per-credit basis and vary by program and student status.

For current, specific fees and details on flat-fee versus fee-per-credit programs, please see tuition and fees.


For more information:

Visit the program website

Contact the program:

Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science
905.721.8668 ext. 5503

Contact the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies:

905.721.8668 ext. 6209 

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