The University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE) is a Canadian based 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.

UNENE is an industry-university partnership which supplies highly-qualified graduates, supports nuclear research and creates respected university-based experts. Research and education are the two tools used in this mission. The UNENE Master’s of Engineering (MEng) is the formal academic degree offered through the program.


Program Structure

The UNENE MEng is a joint-university program, course-based, consisting of 10 courses, or eight courses plus a project. The courses span most of the specific science and engineering used in nuclear power. Three of the ten courses can be Business Courses from the Advanced Design and Manufacturing Institute (ADMI). The project is normally co-sponsored by the student’s employer and one of the participating universities. The MEng is accredited by the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance (OUCQA). Courses are graduate level in content and expectations.

The courses are offered by McMaster, Queen’s, Waterloo, Western, and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Each course is given on four alternate weekends, and consists of about 40 hours contact time plus 100 hours of course work. Students are formally evaluated via assignments, tests and exams and their marks become part of their university academic record. The M.Eng. is not like industry training. It is university education at the graduate level, with commensurate effort and accomplishments.

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Program Contact

Graduate Assistant
Jane Davies
McLaughlin Hall, Room 201