University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering

Degree Time to Complete Admission Requirements Curriculum Options

Master of Engineering in Nuclear Engineering (MEng)

6 Terms (2 years)
12 Terms (4 years)

This program is designed to be completed part time.

4-Year Bachelors degree in Engineering from an accredited university (a similar program may be considered)
Minimum average: 75% (B North American Average)


For 2023-2024 Course Information, click here:

The University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE), created through the partnership of three leading Ontario universities, namely, McMaster University, University of Waterloo, and Western, presents a unique, innovative learning experience through a Master's Degree Program in Nuclear Engineering Design with emphasis on nuclear power reactor technology. UNENE is an alliance of universities, nuclear power utilities, research and regulatory agencies for the support and development of nuclear education, research and development capability in Canadian universities.

The educational component is in the form of an M. Eng program mainly catering for working professionals by being offered on weekends and using distance learning tools. Where feasible, courses are presented at nuclear industry sites for the convenience of the students. The program is designed to enhance industrial instructors and the educational materials of the partner firms. 

Students may apply at any of the UNENE universities listed below. 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. Please note that courses are not held in person at Western, nor is there the option to complete courses online. Rather, all UNENE students from all partner institutions attend classes together in person in Whitby, Ontario.

  • McMaster University
  • Western University
  • University of Waterloo
  • Queen's University

Funding Details

Funding is not available for this program.

Additional information about scholarships and funding at Western is available here.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English or if an applicant has not completed 2 years of undergraduate or graduate education at an English-speaking institution in a country whose official first language is English, must provide proof of your proficiency in English by successfully completing one of the following English Language Proficiency examinations.

Application Deadline

  • Continuing