Certificate in Nuclear Engineering – AECERNUC

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 spacecraft 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 a Nuclear Engineering Certificate in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering are the successful completion of the following courses:

  • CHE 566H1: Elements in Nuclear Engineering

And two of the following courses:

  • MIE 407H1: Nuclear Reactor Theory & Design
  • MIE 408H1: Thermal and Machine Design of Nuclear Power Reactors
  • CHE 568H1: Nuclear Engineering
  • AER 507H1: Introduction to Fusion Energy


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.