Applications that involve energy systems in general and nuclear power plants in particular, benefit many aspects of our lives. Society depends on qualified people to:
- Design and develop new techniques;
- Operate and maintain existing equipment; and
- Ensure the benefits of energy technologies are applied as widely as possible.
Students will benefit from the university's technology-enriched learning environment, which includes computer simulation of nuclear, fossil and alternative energy plants. The faculty's research includes:
- Biological effects of tritium and low-energy X-rays;
- Electrochemical and corrosion effects;
- Health and medical physics;
- Human machine interface and uncertainty analysis;
- Environmental effects of radiation;
- Nuclear power plant design and simulation;
- Nuclear reactor design and safety analysis;
- Radiation biophysics and dosimetry;
- Radioactive waste management;
- Reliability engineering; and
- Safety-critical digital instrumentation and control systems.
Graduate programs in Nuclear Engineering:
- Master of Applied Science (MASc);
- Master of Engineering (MEng); and
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
Graduate diplomas in Nuclear Technology
- Graduate Diploma in Nuclear Technology Fuel, Materials and Chemistry;
- Graduate Diploma in Nuclear Technology Health Physics;
- Graduate Diploma in Nuclear Technology Operation and Maintenance;
- Graduate Diploma in Nuclear Technology Radiological Applications;
- Graduate Diploma in Nuclear Technology Reactor Systems; and
- Graduate Diploma in Nuclear Technology Safety, Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
The Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science enjoys a close relationship with industry partners in provincial, national and international programs including:
- Atomic Energy of Canada Limited;
- Bruce Power;
- Cameco Corporation;
- Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission;
- Ontario Power Generation; and
- SNC Lavalin.