The four-year honours Bachelor of Engineering in Nuclear Engineering program was designed to meet a worldwide need for graduates in the field of nuclear engineering. Although the primary focus of the program is nuclear power plant engineering, the curriculum is sufficiently broad-based that graduates will be well qualified for careers in many applications of nuclear technology and energy related fields.
The first two years of study provide students with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of mathematics and sciences, with Years 3 and 4 concentrating on engineering sciences and specific nuclear engineering courses.
Students who choose Nuclear Engineering and Management take two semesters of business and management courses after successfully completing third year. The regular fourth year of the engineering program is then taken in the fifth year of the program.
Learning takes place in a variety of settings including lectures, tutorials, field visits, laboratories and via computer simulation – the most extensive computer simulation of nuclear power plants of any engineering program in Ontario.
Senior Engineering Science and Design electives may be taken from other programs in the engineering and science faculties and the Health Physics and Radiation Science program. This program includes liberal arts and complementary studies through business, social sciences and humanities. Upper-year courses in economics, ethics and law, and strategic management are also included. Students develop management, interpersonal, problem-solving, and holistic thinking skills while gaining a comprehensive knowledge of nuclear engineering science and design, as well as the latest developments in this field.
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.
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 average 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 math and science courses is required, with no grade below 60 per cent. All other applicants should refer to admissions for the requirements for their specific category of admission.
Program details and degree requirements
To be eligible for an honours Bachelor of Engineering degree in Nuclear Engineering, students must successfully complete 144 credit hours, including all courses outlined in the following program map.
Although reasonable efforts will be made to adhere to the following program map, course requirements and term offerings may change. For the most up-to-date list of course offerings, please visit the faculty website at nuclear.ontariotechu.ca.
Engineering Science and Engineering Design electives
Engineering Science and Engineering Design electives must be approved by the dean of the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science or a designate. Please visit nuclear.ontariotechu.ca to view the list of approved electives.
Engineering courses from other engineering programs may be allowed as engineering electives, provided the students have the prerequisites and/or greater breadth in a complementary field. These courses must be approved by the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science.
Complementary Studies electives
The dean of the faculty or a designate must approve courses selected for the Complementary Studies elective. Courses in the arts and humanities or business typically are allowable as a complementary elective. Please visit nuclear.ontariotechu.ca to view the list of approved electives.
Liberal Studies electives
The dean of the faculty or a designate must approve courses selected for the Liberal Studies electives. Please visit nuclear.ontariotechu.ca to view the list of approved electives