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2016-2017 Graduate Academic Calendar 
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Nuclear Engineering, MEng - Graduate Research Project option

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Degree requirements for the Master of Engineering (MEng) in Nuclear Engineering are listed below. For general program information, admission requirements, graduate faculty lists and/or details on part-time options, see Nuclear Engineering and Technology .

Program description

The objective of the MEng program is to provide the opportunity for engineers in industry to upgrade and expand their skills, including developing research skills. Graduates of the program will be able to use what they have learned in a variety of applications in industry, government and academia. All MEng students are required to engage in research activities as part of projects in many of the courses.

Degree requirements

For the graduate research project option, students must complete seven courses worth a total of 21 credits and a graduate research project worth nine credits. Under the supervision of a faculty member, students have the opportunity to integrate and synthesize knowledge gained throughout their program of study. The chosen topic is dependent on the area of specialization of the student, using resources normally available on campus. Students are required to write a report and give a presentation on their completed project.

Additional requirements

Students may take no more than one third of their courses from the undergraduate courses listed or other 4000-level courses specifically approved by the graduate program director, provided the students did not take similar courses during their undergraduate degree programs.

Students must take at least half of their graduate courses from the list of NUCL 5000-level graduate courses. Courses not listed and offered by other faculties at UOIT or other universities can only be taken for credit if first approved by the graduate program director.

Courses are offered on the basis of demand with the expectation that courses will be offered at a minimum of once every two years.

Course listing

Core graduate courses offered by the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

Undergraduate Nuclear Engineering courses available for credit towards a graduate program in the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

  • NUCL 4510 - Nuclear Plant Chemistry
  • NUCL 4610 - Corrosion for Engineers
  • ENGR 4620 - Radioactive Waste Management Design
  • NUCL 4640 - Nuclear Plant Operations
  • ENGR 4660 - Risk Analysis Methods
  • NUCL 4670 - Shielding Design
  • NUCL 4680 - Nuclear Materials
  • NUCL 4700 - Nuclear Plant Design and Simulation
  • ENGR 4730 - Reactor Control
  • NUCL 4780 - Nuclear Reactor Design
  • NUCL 4810 - Nuclear Fuel Cycles
  • NUCL 4880 - Principles of Fusion Energy

Undergraduate Health Physics and Radiation Science courses available for credit towards a graduate program in the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

  • RADI 4220 - Radiation Biophysics and Dosimetry
  • RADI 4430 - Industrial Applications of Radiation Techniques
  • RADI 4440 - Radioisotopes and Radiation Machines
  • RADI 4550 - Radiation Detection and Measurement


  • Course descriptions for the undergraduate courses listed above can be found in the 2016-2017 Undergraduate Academic Calendar and Course Catalogue.

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