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Nuclear Engineering

Program details

Faculty
Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

Degree
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Honours)

Experiential learning
Capstone
Co-op
Internship
Undergraduate thesis

Delivery method
Hybrid online/in-class
In-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four or five years

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
DEN

CEAB Accreditation

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

Overview

Student in class We offer the only Nuclear Engineering undergraduate program in all of Canada. Our program is fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board.

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).

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.

Engineering and Management

There is a need for engineers with management skills. Complement the technical studies of your Engineering program with business and management courses by pursuing the five-year Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Honours) program.

Learning environment 

Students have access to new, modern buildings, libraries and innovative labs, including:

  • Corrosion and Electrochemistry Laboratory 
  • Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC)
  • Environmental Radiation Laboratory
  • High- Performance Computing and Visualization Laboratory
  • Nuclear Simulation Laboratory
  • Radiation Protection Laboratory
  • Scientific Instrumentation Laboratory 

In Year 3, I had the opportunity to visit the Port Hope Area Initiative’s Historic Waste Program Management Office, as well as Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Waste Management Facility. During these visits, I was able to connect with industry professionals who provided me with guidance on how to prepare myself for my future career. Before my last year, I took on the developmental student roles in Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and OPG, where I applied my skills and knowledge obtained from engineering courses to real industrial applications.  Eddy Zhou Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Nuclear Engineering and Management Class of 2016


Admissions

Admissions


Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U or 4M credits including English (ENG4U) with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), and Physics (SPH4U). In addition, a combined minimum 70 per cent average in prerequisite math and science courses is required, with no grade below 60 per cent. Applicants with credentials from outside Ontario should visit the Admissions section.

Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.


Last year's cut-off70 per cent
Expected cut-offLow 70s

Program details

Faculty
Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

Degree
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Honours)

Experiential learning
Capstone
Co-op
Internship
Undergraduate thesis

Delivery method
Hybrid online/in-class
In-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four or five years

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
DEN

CEAB Accreditation

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

Contact information

Career opportunities

  • Nuclear engineer
  • Fuel manufacturing and spent fuel management
  • Non-power applications of nuclear technology
  • Nuclear power plant design and operation

Experiential learning

The university’s proximity to the Pickering and Darlington nuclear power plants and a large number of diverse nuclear service companies provide many opportunities for work placements.

We offer a wide range of optional internship and co-op programs to help you gain valuable, relevant work experience to promote networking and lifelong career success.

Nuclear Engineering
Canada’s only undergraduate program of its kind
median upper year class size
of students participate in experiential learning
  • Sample courses
    • Engineering Graphics and Design
    • Nuclear Fuel Cycles
    • Nuclear Physics
    • Nuclear Plant Design and Simulation
    • Nuclear Reactor Design
    • Radioactive Waste Management Design
    • Radiation Protection
    • Reactor Control
    • Thermodynamic Cycles

    A full program map is available in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.