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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Dean's welcome

Welcome 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 and contact us with questions that you may have.

Energy systems and nuclear science are interesting, challenging and important areas of study, presenting significant employment opportunities in a variety of technical areas for engineers and scientists. In brief, we strive to continuously learn and understand the safe, reliable and efficient generation of environmentally-conscious energy. Different forms of energy include fossil fuels, hydro, geothermal, nuclear, solar and wind, as well as emerging technologies such as energy storage. Electricity is perhaps the main “product” of energy. However, there are many applications of nuclear technology and radiation, encompassing the environment, industries (manufacturing), radiation protection, regulation and public health. Energy is a large-scale challenge for humankind as it is often linked to climate change.

Ontario Tech’s location in Oshawa, Ontario is particularly advantageous to this area of study as the surrounding Durham Region features major nuclear generating sites and corresponding technology-based industries that support energy production, both nuclear and non-nuclear.  Ontario Tech is the ideal choice if you have an interest in energy and are enthusiastic in pursuing a challenging career.  If you are interested in physics, chemistry, life-science, mathematics, data science, the environment, radiation safety and/or security one of our programs may indeed be right for you!

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

In addition to undergraduate programs, we also offer Graduate diplomas in a variety of topical areas, as well as Master and PhD programs in Nuclear Engineering.  Our graduate students have gone on to work in industry, government (including R&D), international agencies and universities. 

Ontario Tech offers the only nuclear engineering bachelor program in Canada, and one of a select group in North America.  Being situated within proximity of most of the commercial nuclear power stations in Canada gives you unique opportunities for education, training and subsequent employment in the greater nuclear sector.  With our modern facilities, world-class researchers from a wide variety of academic and industrial experiences, and state-of-the-art equipment (including an on-campus simulator), you will not only gain on-campus knowhow but also learn how the nuclear and energy sectors put concepts in practice.  Your studies will provide you with sound fundamentals and experiential learning in our laboratories. We encourage you to contribute to innovative research and analysis. Opportunities for longer-term industry internships will also facilitate your learning process and prepare you to enter the workforce with “savvy”.

I invite you to explore our website and visit our campus to find out more about what our Faculty has to offer. Let us get you started on a career in smart energy.