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Master of Engineering in Nuclear Engineering

The Master of Engineering in Nuclear Engineering (MEng) provides the opportunity for engineers in industry to upgrade and expand their skills, including developing research skills. Graduates of the program will be able to use what they have learned in a variety of applications in industry, government and academia. All MEng students are required to engage in research activities as part of projects in many of the courses.

Our MEng degree program has three options:

  • MEng-Course, which consists of only courses;
  • MEng-Graduate Research Project, which consists of a combination of courses and a project; and
  • MEng-Industrial Research Project, which consists of a combination of courses and a project. 

MEng-Course option

Students must complete 10 courses worth a total of 30 credits.

MEng-Graduate Research Project option

Students must complete seven courses worth a total of 21 credits and a graduate research project worth nine credits. Under the supervision of a faculty member, students have the opportunity to integrate and synthesize knowledge gained throughout their program of study. The chosen topic is dependent on the area of specialization of the student, using resources normally available on campus. Students are required to write a report and give a presentation on their completed project.

MEng-Industrial Research Project option

Students must complete eight courses (24 credits) and an industrial project worth six credits. Part-time students may designate a period of approximately four months in an industrial laboratory to carry out an industry-oriented project under the supervision of a suitably qualified staff engineer or scientist, as well as a university co-supervisor. The faculty works with the students and their employers to arrange suitable projects. A satisfactory project topic and appropriate arrangements are required for the project to be approved by the faculty. However, it is possible that in some cases, this may not be feasible. Upon completion, students are expected to submit a substantial report and conduct a presentation about the project at the university. The industrial research project can only be undertaken after at least half the required courses have been completed.

Students in the MEng programs may take no more than one third of their courses from the undergraduate courses listed or other 4xxx courses specifically approved by the graduate program director, provided the students did not take similar courses during their undergraduate degree programs.

Students must take at least half of their graduate courses from the list of NUCL 5xxxG courses.

Courses not listed and offered by other faculties at UOIT or other universities can only be taken for credit if first approved by the graduate program director.

Part-time studies

To facilitate access to all potential students, part-time studies are permitted. Engineers in local industries, in particular, may wish to access a MEng program through part-time studies.  

Undergraduate courses

Semester 1

  • ENGR 4510 Nuclear Plant Chemistry;
  • ENGR 4620 Radioactive Waste Management Design;
  • ENGR 4640 Nuclear Plant Operation;
  • ENGR 4660 Risk Analysis Methods;
  • ENGR 4700 Nuclear Plant Design and Simulation;
  • RADI 4430 Industrial Applications of Radiation Techniques; and
  • RADI 4550 Radiation Detection and Measurement.

Semester 2

  • ENGR 4520 Nuclear Plant Safety Design;
  • ENGR 4610 Corrosion for Engineers;
  • ENGR 4670 Shielding Design;
  • ENGR 4680 Nuclear Materials;
  • ENGR 4730 Reactor Control;
  • ENGR 4780 Nuclear Reactor Design;
  • ENGR 4810 Nuclear Fuel Cycles;
  • ENGR 4880 Principles of Fusion Energy;
  • RADI 4220 Radiation Biophysics and Dosimetry; and
  • RADI 4440 Radioisotopes and Radiation Machines.

Graduate courses

Courses are offered on the basis of demand with the expectation that courses will be typically be offered at a minimum of once every two years.

* offered every Semester 1.

  • NUCL 5010G Project Management for Nuclear Engineers;
  • NUCL 5020G Mathematical Methods in Nuclear Applications;
  • NUCL 5030G Transport Theory;
  • NUCL 5040G Monte Carlo Methods;
  • NUCL 5050G Applied Risk Analysis;
  • NUCL 5060G Nuclear Concepts for Engineers and Scientists*;
  • NUCL 5065G Thermalhydraulics Concepts for Engineers and Scientists*;
  • NUCL 5070G Environmental Modelling;
  • NUCL 5080G Advanced Topics in Environmental Degradation of Materials;
  • NUCL 5090G Occupational Health and Safety;
  • NUCL 5100G Nuclear Plant Systems and Operation;
  • NUCL 5200G Reactor Physics;
  • NUCL 5210G Advanced Reactor Physics;
  • NUCL 5215G Advanced Reactor Engineering;
  • NUCL 5220G Fuel Management in Nuclear Reactors;
  • NUCL 5230G Advanced Nuclear Thermalhydraulics;
  • NUCL 5240G Heat Transfer in Nuclear Reactor Applications;
  • NUCL 5250G Power Plant Thermodynamics;
  • NUCL 5260G Reactor Containment Systems;
  • NUCL 5270G Control, Instrumentation and Electrical Systems in CANDU based Nuclear Power Plants;
  • NUCL 5275G Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS);
  • NUCL 5280G Advanced Reactor Control;
  • NUCL 5285G Advanced Process Control Systems;
  • NUCL 5290G Advances in Nuclear Power Plant Systems;
  • NUCL 5300G Advanced Topics in Radioactive Waste Management;
  • NUCL 5310G Transmutation of Nuclear Waste;
  • NUCL 5350G Regulatory Affairs and Licensing Concepts;
  • NUCL 5400G Advanced Radiation Science;
  • NUCL 5410G Physics of Radiation Therapy (RADI 4320);
  • NUCL 5420G Aerosol Mechanics;
  • NUCL 5430G Advanced Dosimetry;
  • NUCL 5440G Advanced Radiation Biophysics and Microdosimetry;
  • NUCL 5450G Advanced Material Analysis;
  • NUCL 5460G Industrial Radiography; and
  • NUCL 5470G Nuclear Forensic Analysis.
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