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Nuclear engineering or engineering physics

A photo of nakhuda93 nakhuda93
So the story is I got into nuke eng at uoit and engineering at mcmaster. If i do engineering at mcmaster I want to do engineering physics or mechanical engineering. The problem is that I can't decide if I should do that or nuclear engineering. Engineering phsyics seems pretty cool, but what kinds of jobs do people get with that? How do the two schools compare, I know mac is better for engineering in general, but at the same time the nuclear program at uoit is really good too. any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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A photo of chatmike chatmike
Interestingly enough, i'm in a similar position as you, but my debate is between mechanical and engineering physics.

from what i heard:
engineering physics has the hardest math courses at Mac from all fields.

you can specialize into the nuclear stream after a couple years

its an accredited nuclear program

something to also consider - nuclear engineering is... difficult? specialized? i would say your graduate degree is a lot more important than your undergrad, so i wouldnt worry where ya go for it.

i'm choosing mac btw
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A photo of nakhuda93 nakhuda93
mech at uoit? lol if it has hard math then I may reconsider... Its not that im bad at math i dont like it, i find it quite annoying, especially in highschool when it is completely irrelevant to what i want to do as a career. Nuclear engineering is also accredited and if I end up doing nuclear engineering regardless I would rather go to uoit since I get specialized courses starting in first year. with my current average I also get $1500 rather then the measly $600 from mac. I don't plan on going to grad school. a lot of my friends parents work at opg and im banking on opg hiring most of the nuke eng class from uoit fresh outta school.
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http://engphys.mcmaster.ca/Level%201/Jobs%20in%20Engineering%20Physics.pdf
scratch that opg hires out of mac too and mac actually has their own nuclear reactor.
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A photo of chatmike chatmike

@nakhuda93 wrote
http://engphys.mcmaster.ca/Level%201/Jobs%20in%20Engineering%20Physics.pdf
scratch that opg hires out of mac too and mac actually has their own nuclear reactor.



i was going to mention the reactor, but its negligible. as an undergraduate you won't get any opportunities near it LOL.
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A photo of nakhuda93 nakhuda93
still, it's gotta count for something right? Ya I think I might actually go to mac.
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