University of the Institute of Technology
Nuclear Engineering / Nuclear Engineering and Management
Faculty: Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science
Length of Course: Four years / five years
Course Description: The four-year honours Bachelor of Engineering in Nuclear Engineering 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 that graduates will be well qualified for careers in many applications of nuclear technology and energy related fields.
The first two years of study provide students with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of mathematics and sciences, with years three and four concentrating on engineering sciences and specific nuclear engineering courses.
Students who choose Nuclear Engineering and Management take two semesters of business and management courses after successfully completing third year. The regular fourth year of the engineering program is then taken in year five of the program.
Learning takes place in a variety of settings including lectures, tutorials, field visits, laboratories and via computer simulation – the most extensive computer simulation of nuclear power plants of any engineering program in Ontario.
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. Students 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.