CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
McMaster University is home to the Univer- The Department of Engineering Physics offers
sity Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engi- 30 undergraduate courses for the 4 stream op-
neering, a network dedicated to the education tions. Programs offered include:
of students for the nuclear industry.
Graduates from the Engineering Physics Nuclear Engineering & Energy Systems
Nuclear Engineering & Energy Systems Nano and Micro Device Engineering
stream have a solid scientific background and Photonics Engineering
a thorough knowledge of engineering analy-
Undergraduate class sizes range from 30-60
sis and design skills. The broad nature of the
students, varying per year, with an average of 32
Engineering Physics degree allows graduates
hours of classes per week, six to nine of which
to pursue a career of interest in any division
are in a hands-on or laboratory setting.
of the energy sector.
In addition to undergraduate studies, the depart-
Graduates have excelled as problem solvers
ment offers a variety of programs for graduate
in many sectors including:
studies, and conducts cutting edge research,
Electrical Power Generation Utilities developing tomorrow’s advanced technologies.
Nuclear Power Plant Design
Nuclear Safety & Policy
With the problem solving skills and resource-
fulness obtained in Engineering Physics,
graduates may succeed in any career path of
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NUCLEAR STREAM CURRICULUM INDUSTRIAL RELEVANCE
ENGINEERING & The Engineering Physics core curriculum offers The energy industry as a whole is currently
a broad education in the physical and engineer- undergoing major changes as international
ENERGY SYSTEMS ing sciences. Topics in the core curriculum in- demands for energy rise, and senior engi-
Nuclear engineering involves the applica- clude: neers are approaching the age of retirement.
tion of scientific principles, engineering Several organizations are hiring many entry
design and analysis, computer modeling Engineering & Classical Mechanics level engineers every year, as there is a great
and simulation, and government regulation Quantum Mechanics & its Applications need for problem solvers who know how to
for the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Electronic Devices & Circuit Design tackle global energy problems.
Computer Modeling & Signal Processing
In the Nuclear Engineering & Energy Sys- Mathematics &Mathematical Physics Increasing population, decreasing supply and
tems Stream an understanding of the Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer escalating costs of some of the traditional
fundamentals of energy technology are A Variety of Engineering Design Projects energy sources are posing demanding techni-
explored in depth. Courses cover a broad cal and social challenges. These challenges,
range of skills which are transferable Topics in the Energy stream include: coupled with environmental concerns, pro-
among all the energy sectors. Principles of Principles of Nuclear Engineering vide a complex set of issues and creative op-
alternative energy sources such as Introduction to Energy Systems portunities for the nuclear and energy sys-
photovoltaics (solar cells), fuel cells, and Industrial Monitoring & Detection tems engineers of tomorrow.
wind power are explored in depth. Nuclear Reactor Analysis The Nuclear Engineering & Energy Systems
The nuclear engineering component of the Special Topics in Energy Systems stream is ideal for the student who aspires to
McMaster program was one of the first of All streams offer the opportunity to take 5-7 get involved in the energy sector, as it
its kind created in Canada, and is one of technical electives, which may be chosen among prepares the student with relevant technical
the most prestigious in the country. Stu- Engineering Physics courses, or from other skills used in industry, along with providing
dents also have the opportunity to com- Engineering departments to allow for a broad- industrial insight through company tours and
plete labs in McMaster’s very own nuclear ened Engineering education and diverse set of field trips.
reactor. technical skills.
All Engineering Physics streams
include the following options:
Engineering & Management
(5 year program)
Engineering & Society
(5 year program)
Co-op or Internships
(4-6 year program)