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UNENE Graduate Diploma in Nuclear Engineering


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General information


The University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE) Graduate Diploma in Nuclear Engineering is offered jointly between Ontario Tech University and McMaster University. The graduate diploma will allow students to broaden their knowledge and enhance their core skills without the commitment of a full master’s degree. Only four courses are required for the graduate diploma, as opposed to the 10 required in the Master of Engineering (MEng). Courses will be offered using the same model as the UNENE MEng – four alternate weekends with the option for distance education.

Admission requirements


In addition to the general admission requirements for graduate studies , applicants must meet the following program-specific requirements:

UNENE requires an honours or four‐year degree in engineering, science or mathematics and a B average or better. UNENE also considers any relevant work or research history. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

Individuals who choose to apply for admission to the university will, once their application is approved, be registered within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. The graduate diploma will be awarded by the university.

Part-time studies


The UNENE programs are offered on a part‐time basis only.

Graduate diploma requirements


To earn the UNENE Graduate Diploma in Nuclear Engineering, students are required to complete four courses. A minimum of two courses must be selected from the core courses already offered in the UNENE Master of Engineering (MEng) (listed below) over a three-year period or less.

The remaining courses may be selected from any of the other core or non-core UNENE courses (excluding Engineering Project). See the UNENE MEng program  for a list of additional courses.

Transfer options


Students who complete the graduate diploma and wish to be considered for admission to the UNENE MEng may have up to six of the 12 credits counted toward the master’s degree. Students who are enrolled in the graduate diploma program and wish to switch to the UNENE MEng may apply for admission. If an offer of admission is granted, they may be able to transfer all of their credits from the diploma program to the master’s degree. In this case, they would not receive the graduate diploma.

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