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Master of Applied Science in Nuclear Engineering

The Nuclear Engineering graduate programs encompass the nuclear power industry, from fuel manufacture to radioactive waste disposal, and the many and varied applications of radiation in industrial and medical disciplines, with a strong emphasis on health physics. Typical workplace activities include:

  • Analysis;
  • Commissioning and decommissioning of equipment and complete facilities;
  • Design and development of new equipment;
  • Fundamental and applied research;
  • Maintenance and modifications;
  • Operation;
  • Regulatory affairs; and
  • Systems and procedures.

The objective of the Master of Applied Science (MASc) program is to prepare you for an engineering career in fields that require specialized knowledge and skills. It is expected that graduates of the program will be able to work as engineers in industry, companies and government agencies with strong R&D programs, or to continue in their education and pursue a doctorate degree. This is achieved through a combination of course work, supervised research, a research seminar, and a research thesis. You must complete five courses for a total of 15 credits and a thesis worth 15 credits for the MASc program in Nuclear Engineering.

You may take no more than one third of your courses from the undergraduate courses listed or other 4xxx courses specifically approved by the graduate program director, provided you did not take similar courses during your undergraduate degree programs. You must take at least half of your graduate courses from the list of NUCL 5xxxG courses.

Courses not listed and offered by other faculties at Ontario Tech 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.


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.