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PhD in Nuclear Engineering

Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nuclear Engineering will prepare you for a career that includes research and/or teaching in academia or industry, as well as for leadership positions that require problem solving skills with highly specialized knowledge, often in interdisciplinary fields, and the management of finances, projects, and people.  

You will obtain their degree through a combination of:

  • Advanced course work;
  • Independent research;
  • Mandatory workshops;
  • A research dissertation;
  • Research publication; and
  • Research seminars. 

The expected time for degree completion is 48 months.

For more details please contact the Graduate Program Director. 


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.

  • NUCL 5010G Project Management for Nuclear Engineers;
  • NUCL 5020G Mathematical Methods in Nuclear Applications;
  • NUCL 5030G Transport Theory;
  • NUCL 5040G Monte Carlo Methods (cross-listed with MCSC 6165G);
  • NUCL 5050G Applied Risk Analysis;
  • NUCL 5060G Nuclear 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;
  • NUCL 5420G Aerosol Mechanics;
  • NUCL 5430G Advanced Dosimetry;
  • NUCL 5440G Advanced Radiation Biophysics and Microdosimetry;
  • NUCL 5450G Advanced Material Analysis;
  • NUCL 5460G Industrial Radiography;
  • NUCL 5470G Nuclear Forensic Analysis;
  • NUCL 6000G PhD Candidacy Exam;
  • NUCL 6001G PhD Thesis;
  • NUCL 6002G Workshop and Professional Development;
  • NUCL 6003G Doctoral Seminar;
  • NUCL 6004G Directed Studies for Doctoral Candidates; and
  • NUCL 6005G Special Topics for Doctoral Candidates.