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Dean's welcome

I welcome you to the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science.  If you are a new or returning student, or are contemplating joining one of our programs, congratulations!  If you are just visiting our website to learn more, please feel free to explore.

Energy systems and nuclear science is an exciting and evolving area of study, presenting significant employment opportunities in a variety of fields for engineers and scientists who seek to possess knowledge of the safe, efficient generation, innovative and environmentally-conscious use of energy, including fossil, hydro, geothermal, nuclear, solar, wind and emerging technologies.  We also focus on the peaceful uses of nuclear technology and radiation, extending to environmental issues, industrial and medical applications.

UOIT’s location is particularly advantageous to this area of study as the surrounding Durham Region features numerous nuclear generating units and a variety of industries that support energy production, both nuclear and non-nuclear.  UOIT is the ideal choice if you have an interest in energy and a passion for pursuing a rewarding and challenging career.  Interested in physics, chemistry, biology, the environment, safety and security, health and well-being?  One of our programs may indeed be right for you!

You may be interested to know that we currently offer the following undergraduate degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Nuclear Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Physics and Radiation Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Honours) in Nuclear Engineering and Management

We have also offered:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) in Nuclear Power (Bridge program)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Energy Systems Engineering

In addition to undergraduate programs, we also offer Graduate diplomas in a variety of topical areas.  For those interested in higher education, we offer Master and PhD programs in Nuclear Engineering in the fields of Nuclear Power and Radiological Health Physics.  Our graduates have gone on to work in industry, government, international agencies and universities. 

UOIT offers the only nuclear engineering bachelor program in Canada, and one of a few in North America.  Being situated within easy reach of most of the nuclear reactors in Canada gives you unique opportunities for education, training and subsequent employment in the nuclear sector.  With our modern facilities, world-class researchers with a wide variety of academic and industrial experience, and state-of-the-art equipment, you will not only become knowledgeable but become a true leader in the field.  Your studies will involve innovative research and analysis, and application of practical and theoretical knowledge to real-life situations, which will prepare you to successfully enter the workforce in this growing and important industry sector.

Our internationally-recognized professors are experts in their fields and will challenge and inspire you to push your own boundaries of thinking and learning, and to experience a variety of personal growth and learning opportunities.

I invite you to explore our website to find out more about what our faculty has to offer and how it can prepare you for your future career!

All the best!

Dean, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

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