Registration and Courses

In order to take any of the UNENE courses the student must be registered as a graduate student at one of the UNENE universities.  Note that students who enrol in the UNENE program via the University of Waterloo will need to go through the Ontario Visiting Graduate Student process for each UNENE course that is not directly delivered by Waterloo (i.e. all courses other than UN07xx series).

It is expected that most UNENE program participants will receive full or partial financial sponsorship from their employer. Participants who do not have employer sponsorship are welcome to apply for admission and are expected to cover program costs personally. At the present time there are no scholarship, financial awards, fellowships or bursaries available through UNENE or through partner universities for the UNENE program. The UNENE Program is offered on a part-time basis only and is not suitable for most international students.

Course Selection

Required core courses

  • Nuclear Power Plant Systems and Operations
  • Nuclear Reactor Physics
  • Nuclear Reactor Safety Design
  • Nuclear Reactor Heat Transport System Design

Choose six from the following

  • Nuclear Fuel Management
  • Control, Instrumentation and Electrical Systems
  • Nuclear Fuel Waste Management
  • Project Management for Nuclear Engineers
  • Engineering Risk and Reliability
  • Introduction to Operational Health Physics
  • Nuclear Fuel Engineering
  • Power Plant Thermodynamics
  • Reactor Chemistry and Corrosion
  • Nuclear Materials
  • Engineering Project (counts as two non-core courses)

Course Order

In what order should you take the UNENE courses? See the ideal sequence »

The format of the UNENE courses recognizes that the majority of students in UNENE hold full-time jobs in the nuclear industry. Live courses are typically presented in three to four alternate weekend sessions in an educational centre or appropriate facility close to where the majority of the students work (typically just east of Toronto, Ontario). To cater for students working at sites remote from the Greater Toronto Area, all courses are given using “live” distance education tools. These are recorded, so students can catch up if they miss a class, and can review a class they attended.

For technical details on distance education too, please see the guide, “Getting Started with Distance Education Technology”.

Schedule of courses

Course descriptions
Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold an honours baccalaureate degree in the fields of engineering, science or mathematics with an acceptable grade point average, set by the university where admission is sought, for entry into a Master’s degree programme in Engineering (typically B or 75% minimum).
Tuition Fee Structure

The Universities set UNENE course fees, currently $2250 per course.. In addition an “incidentals” fee is charged. This is a flat fee, not per course, and may vary from University to University. Fees are payable to the university at which the student is registered. Cheques must be included with course registration forms and receipts will be issued.

Admission to the Program

UNENE M.Eng. students may register at any of the UNENE universities listed below. UNENE Diploma students may register at McMaster or Ontario Tech only.

Actual course delivery is not linked to the University where the student is registered – all students attend the same classroom, have the same professor, take the same exams etc.

  • McMaster University
  • Western University
  • University of Waterloo
  • Queen’s University
  • Ontario Tech University

More admission information »

Employer Sponsorship Information

UNENE Industry employers have policies and procedures for approval and funding of education and training, and some have specific procedures for UNENE. Please consult your employer’s internal web site, or ask your employer, for further details.