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Nuclear Engineering, PhD


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Degree requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nuclear Engineering are listed below. For general program information, admission requirements, graduate faculty lists and/or details on part-time options, see Nuclear Engineering and Technology .

Degree requirements


Students in the PhD program must complete four courses worth a total of 12 credits and a dissertation worth 40 credits (NUCL 6001G - PhD Thesis ). In general, the PhD dissertation involves intensive research and requires determination and enthusiasm to deliver a new contribution to the field of study. The duration of the PhD program is normally three to four years and financial support for the student must be secured.

In addition to the four courses and dissertation, the student must successfully complete NUCL 6002G - Workshop and Professional Development  and NUCL 6003G - Doctoral Seminar . These are graded on a pass/ fail basis. The student must register for NUCL 6003G  in each year of study. Courses in other graduate programs at UOIT may be taken provided students have not taken similar courses during their undergraduate or master’s degrees and the courses are approved by the graduate program director.

Students who transfer directly from a MASc program into the PhD program must complete nine courses worth a total of 27 credits and a dissertation worth 40 credits (NUCL 6001G - PhD Thesis ). In addition to the nine courses, the students must successfully complete NUCL 6002G - Workshop and Professional Development  and NUCL 6003G - Doctoral Seminar .

Within 18 months of entry into the PhD program, students must prepare a written research proposal and pass an oral candidacy exam (NUCL 6000G PhD Candidacy Exam ). PhD students must also successfully defend their dissertation in front of an examining committee.

Course listing


Core graduate courses offered by the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science


Undergraduate Nuclear Engineering courses available for credit towards a graduate program in the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science


  • NUCL 4510 - Nuclear Plant Chemistry
  • NUCL 4610 - Corrosion for Engineers
  • ENGR 4620 - Radioactive Waste Management Design
  • NUCL 4640 - Nuclear Plant Operations
  • ENGR 4660 - Risk Analysis Methods
  • NUCL 4670 - Shielding Design
  • NUCL 4680 - Nuclear Materials
  • NUCL 4700 - Nuclear Plant Design and Simulation
  • ENGR 4730 - Reactor Control
  • NUCL 4780 - Nuclear Reactor Design
  • NUCL 4810 - Nuclear Fuel Cycles
  • NUCL 4880 - Principles of Fusion Energy

Undergraduate Health Physics and Radiation Science courses available for credit towards a graduate program in the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science


  • RADI 4220 - Radiation Biophysics and Dosimetry
  • RADI 4430 - Industrial Applications of Radiation Techniques
  • RADI 4440 - Radioisotopes and Radiation Machines
  • RADI 4550 - Radiation Detection and Measurement

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Course descriptions for the undergraduate courses listed above can be found in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar and Course Catalogue.

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