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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.
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