Successful completion of an Engineering Certificate is included on transcripts. Note that no course counted for degree credit can be counted for more than one minor or certificate.

Nuclear energy constitutes an important component of the energy mix in most national energy strategies, and its proportion will likely increase in response to growing challenges related to fossil-driven climate change. Modular nuclear systems power space craft and remote sites on earth. Future nuclear power systems will address current concerns regarding safety and the environment, and significant breakthroughs are likely in fusion technology. This certificate provides recognition for an interdisciplinary focus on nuclear systems. Students in all disciplines are eligible to participate in this Certificate.

The requirements for the Certificate in Nuclear Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering are the successful completion of the following courses:

Courses Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
CHE566H1: Elements of Nuclear Engineering F 3 - 2 0.50
Choose two of:
AER507H1: Introduction to Fusion Energy F 3 - 1 0.50
CHE568H1: Nuclear Engineering S 3 - 1 0.50
MIE407H1: Nuclear Reactor Theory and Design F 3 - 2 0.50
* MIE408H1: * Thermal and Machine Design of Nuclear Power Reactors S 3 - 2 0.50


  • Availability of the courses (including the foundational courses) for timetabling purposes is not guaranteed; the onus is on the student to ensure compatibility with their timetable.
  • Students must secure approval from their home department before selecting any elective outside their departmental approved list.
  • If a student is pursuing both the Nuclear Engineering Certificate and the Sustainable Energy Minor, the courses listed above can only be counted towards either the certificate or the minor, not both.