Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Nuclear Engineering

60 months
4500 CAD/year
4500 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE) at McMaster University operates through the partnership of 5 Ontario universities that presents a unique, innovative learning experience in Nuclear Engineering with emphasis on nuclear power reactor technology.


The Nuclear Engineering program at McMaster University is designed to provide practicing engineers the enhanced knowledge & skills necessary to keep them at the forefront of their profession. 

Key Features 

  • Courses are given outside of working hours to accommodate people with a full-time job. 
  • This program is offered on a part-time basis only.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fuel Management
  • Nuclear Power Plant Systems and Operations Core Course
  • Nuclear Energy in Society: Regulation and Our Energy Future
  • Engineering Project, Western University
  • Control, Instrumentation and Electrical Systems in CANDU based Nuclear Power Plants
  • Nuclear Fuel Waste Management

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Anytime during the calendar year


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Honours Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • B+ (B- for Engineering) minimum average, based on a full year equivalent of final year courses (3rd/4th level) relevant to the program
  • Each program may set additional/higher requirements. Please review the program website for details.
  • Degrees and grades from foreign universities are evaluated for their equivalency to McMaster’s. Please contact the program for specific details.
  • Departments or programs may establish additional requirements, such as scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Admission is competitive: meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission
  • The admission decision is not subject to appeal
  • Applicants who do not meet the above mentioned requirements, should consult the Graduate Calendar to determine the requirements for exceptional cases

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    4500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2250 CAD per semester during 60 months.
  • National

    4500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2250 CAD per semester during 60 months.

Living costs for Hamilton

1163 - 1630 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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