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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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Master of Applied Science in Nuclear Engineering

The objective of the Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Nuclear Engineering program is to prepare students for a career as engineers in fields that require specialized knowledge and skills. Graduates of the program will be able to work in industry, companies and government agencies with strong R&D programs, or continue their education by pursuing a doctoral degree. Typical workplace activities of our graduate alumni 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 MASc program involves 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.

Part-time studies

To facilitate access to all potential students, part-time studies are permitted.

Admission requirements

  • Hold a four-year honours undergraduate science or engineering degree from a Canadian university, or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum overall academic standing of a B (GPA: 3.0 on a 4.3 scale or 73 to 76 per cent), with a minimum B average in the last two full-time years (four semesters) of undergraduate work or equivalent. A B+ is preferred for Master of Applied Science (MASc) applicants.
Required supporting documents:

Please see the checklist of required documents for a list of supporting documentation that must be submitted with your application.

Important note: The Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science does not accept potential supervisors as referees for graduate studies applications. Please visit the letters of recommendation page for further details.

Required test scores for English language proficiency:

See English language proficiency for the minimum required test scores for this program.


Application deadlines

Please see application deadlines for specific dates. Note that the application deadlines listed are for both the online application and all supporting documentation.


How to apply

Applications for admission to all graduate studies programs are submitted online. There are five steps you must go through to complete the application process. See application process and requirements for step-by-step instructions.


Many of our graduate programs are extremely competitive; the number of qualified applicants normally exceeds the number of seats available for each intake. Satisfaction of minimum entry requirements does not ensure admission.

Sample research areas:
  • Energy and material flows for sustainable cities
  • Energy systems analysis
  • Health physics, threat detection and security
  • Instrumentation and control, safety systems
  • Microgrids and energy management
  • Nuclear and energy data analytics, modeling and simulations
  • Nuclear fuel cycle, materials, waste and plant chemistry
  • Nuclear power systems
  • Nuclear reactor instrumentation, control and simulation
  • Nuclear reactor materials and corrosion
  • Nuclear reactor physics
  • Nuclear reactor safety
  • Nuclear reactor systems
  • Nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics and heat transfer
  • PRA/PSA, risk management, nuclear security
  • Radiation protection and measurement
  • Radioactive waste management

Learn more about the research areas within this program and find research experts by visiting the faculty’s website and the university's Expert Centre.