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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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Department Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Energy and Nuclear Engineering!

We currently offer the following undergraduate degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Nuclear Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Energy Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Physics and Radiation Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Honours) in Nuclear Engineering and Management
  • Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Honours) in Energy Engineering and Management

Our Nuclear Engineering program is the only one in Canada and is one of a select group in North America. Being situated within proximity of major nuclear power stations, several nuclear fuel conversion and manufacturing plants, and numerous nuclear companies gives you a competitive advantage for education, training, and subsequent employment in the nuclear sector. Our Health Physics and Radiation Science program is one of a few in Canada where students receive specialized training that is applicable to a wide range of industries, including nuclear power, health care, agriculture and much more. Our Energy Engineering program is an interdisciplinary program focused on preparing you to help lead the transition of our energy systems in response to climate change.

In addition to undergraduate programs, we also offer Graduate diplomas in a variety of topical areas, as well as MEng, MASc and PhD programs in Nuclear Engineering. Our professors are internationally recognized experts in their own fields and many of them have worked in industry prior to joining the university. Both undergraduate and graduate students have been highly successful in getting excellent jobs in a stable and growing field.

I invite you to explore our website and visit our campus in-person to find out more about what our Department has to offer.

Jennifer McKellar, PhD
Department Chair (Acting)
Department of Energy and Nuclear Engineering