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FESNS offers a variety of honours degree options. You can select from our bachelor degrees in:

  • Technology;
  • Engineering; or
  • Science. 

These programs have been designed to prepare you for rewarding careers in a growing market. Our Sustainable Energy Systems, Health Physics and Radiation, and Nuclear Engineering programs are the first stand-alone programs of their kind in Canada.

Bachelor of Technology (Honours) - Sustainable Energy Systems

The program covers the technologies associated with energy systems, as well as how to continually assess new energy technologies and changes to energy systems. The curriculum includes courses on individual energy technologies, risks and regulation, as well as business and communication skills. Students will learn the strengths and limitations of various energy supply options, and about the regulatory and political aspects of energy supply. Students may choose between two specializations:

  • Technologies (broadens technical expertise), and
  • Programs and Policies (with more focus on the business, social, and political elements).


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Nuclear Engineering

Our Bachelor of Engineering in Nuclear Engineering (Honours) program was designed to meet a worldwide need for graduates in the field of nuclear engineering. Although the primary focus of the program is nuclear power plant engineering, the curriculum is sufficiently broad-based so you will be well qualified for careers in many applications of nuclear technology and energy related fields.

During your first two years, you will gain a solid foundation in the fundamentals of mathematics and sciences, with years three and four concentrating on engineering sciences and specific nuclear engineering courses. You will learn in a variety of settings including:

  • Field visits
  • Laboratories
  • Lectures
  • The most extensive computer simulation of nuclear power of any engineering program in Canada
  • Tutorials

Electives may be taken from other programs in the engineering and science faculties, health physics and radiation science, and liberal arts, with complementary studies in collaborative leadership, economics, ethics and law, and strategic management. You will develop management, interpersonal, problem-solving, and holistic thinking skills while gaining a comprehensive knowledge of nuclear engineering science and design, as well as the latest developments in this field.

Professional designation

The Nuclear Engineering program meets the requirements of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. Each graduate is eligible to apply for licensing as a professional engineer (PEng) in Ontario and in any province or territory in Canada.


  • The Nuclear Engineering program has received full national accreditation for the maximum amount of time allowed for an engineering program, which reflects the high quality of the program, students, faculty, and our university. The accreditation process examines not only the courses but also the supporting programs and other factors such as labs, library resources, student space, student morale, faculty morale, etc.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Health Physics and Radiation Science

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Physics and Radiation Science program provides an advanced science curriculum with a strong emphasis on safety aspects of ionizing radiations.

You will receive specialized education in health physics. Health physics is a well-recognized branch of radiation science with a wide range of applications in many industries, such as:

  • Agriculture;
  • Education;
  • Enforcement of government regulations;
  • Environmental protection;
  • Health care;
  • Non-destructive examinations;
  • Nuclear power;
  • Research.

The number of university programs in the area of Health Physics and Radiation Science in Canada is limited and as an undergraduate in our program, you will become a member of a very specialized and select group, increasing your competitive advantage and enhancing your appeal to major employers. Learning takes place in a variety of settings including lectures, tutorials, field visits, and laboratories. These programs include mandatory liberal arts electives and business courses designed to develop students’ interpersonal, problem-solving, and holistic thinking skills.

The curriculum is a combination of fundamental radiation science, technological methods and applications allowing graduates to confidently seek rewarding careers in the above-mentioned sectors, along with many other fields of work.