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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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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.