Undergraduate
ENGPHYS 2A04
Electricity and Magnetism
Undergraduate Development of electromagnetic theory – fields, Gauss’ law, electric potential, Laplace equation, dielectrics, Ampere’s law, magnetism, Faraday’s law, inductance, development of Maxwell’s equations via vector calculus. Three lectures, one tutorial, one lab (three hours each) every other week, second term Prerequisite(s): Registration in any Engineering Physics or Mechatronics Engineering Program; PHYSICS 1E03; and credit or registration in ENGPHYS 2E04 and MATH 2ZZ3
ENGPHYS 2CD4
Computational Mechanics: Dynamics
Undergraduate Dynamics topics including force, energy, and momentum, linear and angular motion, resonance and coupled oscillators, multiparticle systems, central field problems, noninertial reference frames, planar mechanisms, generalized coordinates, and Lagrange’s equations. Course topics are explored both analytically and computationally. Three lectures, one lab (two hours); first term Prerequisite(s): PHYSICS 1D03 and credit or registration in MATH 2Z03. Registration in ENGPHYS 2P04 is recommended. Antirequisite(s): MECHENG 2Q04, 2QA4, PHYSICS 2E03
ENGPHYS 2CM4
Computational Multiphysics
Undergraduate Mathematical modelling and computational multiphysics for engineering design synthesizing E&M, thermodynamics, statics, dynamics, and quantum mechanics. Three lectures, one lab (two hours); second term Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 2CD4, 2P04, MATH 2Z03, and credit or registration in ENGPHYS 2A04 and MATH 2ZZ3
ENGPHYS 2E04
Analog and Digital Circuits
Undergraduate Design and analysis of analog and digital electrical circuits – component analysis, circuit analysis and theorems, binary numbers, Boolean analysis and digital circuit design. Three lectures, one lab (three hours each); first term Prerequisite(s): PHYSICS 1E03 and registration in an Engineering program More details here: http://avenue.mcmaster.ca/
ENGPHYS 2NE3
Thermal Systems Design
Undergraduate Thermal Systems Design covers the physics, thermodynamics and design of energy conversion systems utilized in many engineering systems. The topics include the first and second law of thermodynamics, irreversibility, the Rankine and Brayton cycles, and common refrigeration cycles. Three lectures, one tutorial; first term Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level II or above of an Engineering program Antirequisite(s): MECHENG 2W04
ENGPHYS 2P04
Computational Mechanics: Statics
Undergraduate Classical mechanics topics including static equilibrium, machines and trusses, determinacy, force and bending moment diagrams, elasticity, shear, principal stresses, tensors, Voigt notation, flexure, and torsion. Course topics are explored analytically and computationally using finite element method and computer algebra system software. Three lectures, one laboratory (two hours each); first term Prerequisite(s): PHYSICS 1D03; and credit or registration in MATH 2Z03 Antirequisite(s): CIVENG 2P04, ENGINEER 2P04, MECHENG 2P04
ENGPHYS 3O04
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
Undergraduate Fluid properties and statics are introduced. Basic equations of continuity, energy and momentum for internal and external flows are discussed. Similitude, dimensional analysis, measuring devices, fluid machinery and hydraulic networks. Conduction and convection heat transfer. Three lectures, one lab (three hours each) every other week; one tutorial, second term Prerequisite(s): MATH 2Z03 and credit or registration in MATH 2ZZ3
ENGPHYS 2QM3
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
Undergraduate Basic foundations of quantum mechanics; waveparticle duality, uncertainty principle, Hydrogen atom, Schrodinger Equation, barriers and tunnelling, probability, spin, quantum statistics, selected applications. Three lectures, one tutorial; second term Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level II or above of an Engineering program Antirequisite(s): PHYSICS 2C03
ENGPHYS 3BA4
Electronics I: Circuits with NonLinear and Active Components
Undergraduate PN junctions, diodes, bipolar junction transistors, field effect transistors, DC and AC modeling, differential amplifiers and operational amplifiers, feedback and oscillators, digital circuits and multivibrators, signal processing. Two lectures, lab (four hours); first term Prerequisite(s): One of ENGPHYS 2A03, 2A04, 2E04, PHYSICS 2BB3 Antirequisite(s): PHYSICS 3B06, 3BA3, ENGPHYS 3BA3 Last offered in 202223
ENGPHYS 3BB4
Electronics II: Embedding and Programming a MicroController
Undergraduate Design and synthesis project in electronics, focused on integrating analog electronics with a microcontroller to create a PIDcontrolled device. Programming and interfacing the microcontroller are taught in weeks 16; the device is designed and built in weeks 712. Prior knowledge of basic electronics, including opamps and transistors is required. Two lectures, lab (four hours); second term Prerequisite(s): One of ENGPHYS 3BA3, 3BA4 or PHYSICS 3BA3 Antirequisite(s): PHYSICS 3B06, 3BB3, ENGPHYS 3BB3 Last offered in 202223
ENGPHYS 3D03
Principles of Nuclear Engineering
Undergraduate Introduction to fission and fusion energy systems. Energetics of nuclear reactions, interactions of radiation with matter, radioactivity, design and operating principles of fission and fusion reactors. Three lectures, one lab (three hours each) three times per term; first term Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level II or above of an Engineering program
ENGPHYS 3E04 / PHYSICS 3N04
Fundamentals of Physical Optics
Undergraduate Geometrical optics, electromagnetic waves, interference of light, Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction, polarized light, Fresnel equations, optical properties of materials, introduction to optical systems and precision optics experiments, selected topics in modern optics. Three lectures, one tutorial, one lab (three hours) three times per term; first term Prerequisite(s): Registration in any Engineering Program, and one of ISCI 2A18 A/B, MATH 2X03, 2ZZ3; and one of MATH 2C03, 2Z03; and one of PHYSICS 2B03 or ENGPHYS 2A04 Antirequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3E03, PHYSICS 3N03 Crosslist(s): PHYSICS 3N04
ENGPHYS 3ES3
Introduction to Energy Systems
Undergraduate A survey course on energy systems with emphasis on the analytic tools needed to evaluate them in terms of performance, resources and environmental sustainability, costs, and other relevant factors over their life cycles. Three lectures; first term Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level II or above of an Engineering program Antirequisites: MECHENG 4O04 and CHEMENG 4A03
ENGPHYS 3H04
Research Project in Engineering Physics
Undergraduate A special program of studies to be arranged by mutual consent of a professor and the student, to carry out experiments and/or theoretical investigations. A written report and oral defence are required. Both terms Prerequisite(s): Registration in the penultimate year of an Engineering Physics program and a GPA of at least 8. Subject to Department approval, students are permitted to be supervised by faculty members in other Engineering departments. Subject to Department approval, students from other Departments are permitted to take this course if their supervisor is a faculty member of the Department of Engineering Physics.
ENGPHYS 3L04
Engineering Metrology
Undergraduate Introductory statistics for engineering, error analysis of experimental data, data visualization and curve fitting, hypothesis testing and making decisions, ANOVA, sensors for engineering measurements, noise and interference, instrument response and uncertainty, reliability, and selected topics in stateoftheart technologies. Three lectures, one lab (three hours each) every other week, one tutorial; second term Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III or above of any Engineering Physics program
ENGPHYS 3NM4
Numerical Methods for Engineering
Undergraduate Algebraic solutions; Numerical integration and differentiation; Finite difference and finite element methods; Euler method; Runge Kutta techniques; Partial differential equations; Monte Carlo simulation. Three lectures, one laboratory (three hours); first term Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level II or above of an Engineering program Antirequisite(s): ENGPHYS 2CE4
ENGPHYS 3PD3
Photonic Devices
Undergraduate This course covers the theory, design and operation of photonic devices, with an emphasis on their application in integrated and fiber optical systems for communications. Three lectures; second term Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3E03, 3E04 or PHYSICS 3N03 **Not being offered in 202223
ENGPHYS 3PN4
Semiconductor Junction Devices
Undergraduate Electronic properties of semiconductors: nonequilibrium carrier conditions; steady state and nonsteady state; pn junctions; Schottky diodes; bipolar junction transistors. Detailed coverage of a range of diodes including photodiodes, solar cells, light emitting diodes, zener diodes, and avalanche diodes. Three lectures, one lab (three hours each); second term Prerequisite(s): MATLS 3Q03, or credit or registration in ENGPHYS 3F03
ENGPHYS 3SM3
Statistical Mechanics
Undergraduate An introduction to statistical distributions and their properties, and the statistical basis of thermodynamics at the microscopic level, with applications to problems originating in a modern laboratory or engineering environment. Lectures (three hours), tutorial (one hour); second term Prerequisite(s): Credit or registration in ENGPHYS 2NE3, 2QM3 and 3L04 Antirequisite(s): ENGPHYS 2H04, PHYSICS 2H04, PHYSICS 3K03
ENGPHYS 3SP3
Space Systems Engineering
Undergraduate A survey of topics required for the development of nearEarth missions, including orbital mechanics (with a relativity primer), propulsion and power systems, radio and optical communications, effects of radiation, and observational instrumentation. Three lectures; first term Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III or above of an Engineering or Honours Physics program **Not being offered in 202223
ENGPHYS 3W04
Signals and Systems for Engineering
Undergraduate A systems approach to measurement in which synthesis of topics such as Fourier transforms, signal processing and enhancement, data reduction, modelling and simulation is undertaken. Two lectures, one lab (three hours each), one tutorial; first term Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III or above of any Engineering or Science program Antirequisite(s): IBEHS 3A03
ENGPHYS 4A06
Design and Synthesis Project
Undergraduate Design and synthesis projects supervised by a faculty member in the Department of Engineering Physics. Lectures, tutorials, labs, one capstone project; both terms Prerequisite(s): Registration in the final level of an Engineering Physics program https://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/engphys/4a06capstoneprojectgallery
ENGPHYS 4B03 / 6B03
Biosensors – Fundamentals and Applications
Graduate IBEHS TECHNICAL ELECTIVES This course covers the underlying operating principles and defining metrics of biological sensors, and it will discuss the integration of these sensors into systems for diagnostics and health monitoring applications. Three lectures; first term Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III or above in any engineering program or registration in Level IV or above in the Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences (IBEHS) Program.
ENGPHYS 4D03 / 6D03
Nuclear Reactor Physics
Graduate Introduction to nuclear fission and the physics of nuclear reactors; reactor statics for homogeneous reactors; reactor kinetics for simple timedependent situations; effects of saturating fission products (Xe135); reactivity coefficients Three lectures; first term Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3D03
ENGPHYS 4H04
Research Project in Engineering Physics
Undergraduate A special program of studies to be arranged by mutual consent of a professor and the student, to carry out experiments and/or theoretical investigations. A written report and oral defence are required. Both terms Prerequisite(s): Registration in final level of an Engineering Physics program and a GPA of at least 8. Subject to Department approval, students are permitted to be supervised by faculty members in other Engineering departments. Subject to Department approval, students from other Departments are permitted to take this course if their supervisor is a faculty member of the Department of Engineering Physics.
ENGPHYS 4I03 / 6I03
Introduction to Biophotonics
Graduate IBEHS TECHNICAL ELECTIVES This course covers the basic principles of light interaction with biological systems and specific biomedical applications of photonics such as optical light microscopy, endoscopic imaging, spectroscopy in clinical diagnosis, flow cytometry, microoptical sensors, etc. Three lectures; second term Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III or above in a Faculty of Engineering, or Science, or Health Science Program, or the Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences (IBEHS) Program.
ENGPHYS 4MD3 / 6MD3
Nanoscale Semiconductor Devices
Graduate devices (LEDs, high electron mobility transistors), quantum dots, quantum wires, graphene, emerging nanoscale materials and devices. Nanoscale semiconductor materials and devices including quantum confinement, quantum dots, dipole radiation, quantum radiation physics, molecular and bulk excitons, advanced molecular electronics, tightbinding modelling, emerging nanoscale MOSFETs, 2dimensional metal dichalcogenides and graphene. Three lectures; second term Prerequisite(s):Credit or registration in at least one of the following: ENGPHYS 3F03, 3PN4, MATLS 2Q03, 3Q03
ENGPHYS 4NE3 / 6NE3
Advanced Nuclear Engineering
Graduate Energy generation and conversion, heat transfer and transport in a nuclear reactor. Characteristics and performance of nuclear fuels. Thermal margins and safety limits. Aging of core structural materials. Structural integrity of components. Three lectures; second term Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3D03
ENGPHYS 4P03 / 6P03
Nuclear Power Plant Systems and Operation
Graduate Systems and overall unit operations relevant to nuclear power plants; includes all major reactor and process systems; selfstudy using interactive nuclear power plant. Three lectures; second term Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV or above of any Engineering program (familiarity with ENGPHYS 4D03 or other nuclear course desirable)
ENGPHYS 4PP3 / 6PP3
Plasma Physics Applications
Graduate An introduction to plasma physics with emphasis on occurrence of plasmas in nature, and applications of plasmas in thermonuclear fusion and other engineering disciplines. Three lectures; onetime demonstration lab (three hours); first term Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 2A04, or PHYSICS 2B03 and 2BB3, or ELECENG 2FH3 **Not be offered in 202223
ENGPHYS 4QC3 / 6QC3
Introduction to Quantum Computing
Graduate An introduction to quantum computing including qubits, entanglement, quantum key cryptography, teleportation, quantum circuits and algorithms, spin qubits. Three lectures; first term Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 2QM3 or PHYSICS 2C03
ENGPHYS 4QM3 / 6QM3
Quantum Optics and Metrology
Graduate An introduction to quantum optics including single photon states, coherent states, standard quantum limit, Heisenberg limit, squeezed light, entanglement, and applications in metrology. Three lectures; second term Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 4QC3
ENGPHYS 4S03 / 6S03
Lasers and ElectroOptics
Graduate Basic properties of electromagnetic radiation. Optical modulation and detection. Nonlinear optics. Multiplebeam interference and coherence. Optical resonators. Laser systems. Three lectures; second term Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3E03, PHYSICS 3N03, ELECENG 4EM4, or ELECENG 3FK4
ENGPHYS 4UB2
Biosensor Design & Fabrication Laboratory
Undergraduate Students will complete the design, fabrication and testing of a working biosensor device using semiconductor fabrication methods, including simulation and working in a clean room environment. One Lab (three hours each); second term Prerequisite(s): Credit or registration in ENGPHYS 4Z03, and credit or registration ENGPHYS 3F03 or 3PN4, and registration in level IV or above of an Engineering Physics program, or special permission from the Department Chair Antirequisite(s): ENGPHYS 4U04
ENGPHYS 4UM2
Solar Cell Design & Fabrication Laboratory
Undergraduate Students will learn advanced semiconductor device fabrication by constructing and testing a working photovoltaic solar cell. Students will simulate the device fabrication steps and resulting operation using industryrelevant software, and complete the fabrication and testing in a clean room environment. One Lab (three hours); first terms Prerequisite(s): Credit or registration in ENGPHYS 4Z03, and credit or registration ENGPHYS 3F03 or 3PN4, and registration in level IV or above of an Engineering Physics program, or special permission from the Department Chair Antirequisite(s): ENGPHYS 4U04
ENGPHYS 4UN2
Advanced Nuclear Engineering Laboratory
Undergraduate Selected advanced experiments in two areas of applied physics, chosen from among: photonics; semiconductor fabrication (solar cells); biomedical engineering; nuclear engineering. One Lab (three hours each); second term Prerequisite(s): Registration in the final level of an Engineering Physics program Antirequisite(s): ENGPHYS 4U04 Students must take ENG PHYS 4U02 twice, in order to fulfill degree requirements. Students must select two unique topics; the same topic cannot be repeated. Students may take two unique topics per term, or one unique topic per term, to total four units. Labs must be scheduled around operations in the nuclear reactor. As such, students will attend two or three Monday morning labs throughout the semester, in addition to other nonreactor labs. These labs will be scheduled by our laboratory technicians when term starts. Accommodations with classes will be considered if a conflict occurs.
ENGPHYS 4UP2
Photonics Design & Fabrication Laboratory
Undergraduate Selected advanced experiments in two areas of applied physics, chosen from among: photonics; semiconductor fabrication (solar cells); biomedical engineering; nuclear engineering. One Lab (three hours each); second term Prerequisite(s): Registration in the final level of an Engineering Physics program Antirequisite(s): ENGPHYS 4U04 Students must take ENG PHYS 4U02 twice, in order to fulfill degree requirements. Students must select two unique topics; the same topic cannot be repeated. Students may take two unique topics per term, or one unique topic per term, to total four units.
ENGPHYS 4US2
Smart Systems Design & Implementation Laboratory
Undergraduate The course will explore the design, assembly and test of smart systems based on software, computer, electronic, and photonic components. Students will study the operation of such systems to address realworld problems. One lab (three hours each); first term Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 2E04 Antirequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3G03, 3G04, 4G03, 4U02, 4U04
ENGPHYS 4X03 / 6X03
Introduction to Photovoltaics
Graduate A review of photovoltaic devices including solar cell operation, characterization, manufacturing, economics and current and next generation technologies. Three lectures; first term Prerequisite(s): One of ELECENG 2EI5, MATLS 3Q03 or ENGPHYS 3BA3
ENGPHYS 4Z03 / 6Z03
Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
Graduate Detailed description of fabrication technologies used in the semiconductor industry; computer modelling of device fabrication; analysis of device performance. Two classroombased lectures, one computer clusterbased lecture; first term Prerequisite(s): Credit or registration in ENGPHYS 3F03 or credit in 3PN4 or MATLS 3Q03; and registration in the Faculty of EngineeringCode  Title  Instructor  Outline  Info 

ENGPHYS 2A04 Undergraduate  Electricity and Magnetism 

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ENGPHYS 2CD4 Undergraduate  Computational Mechanics: Dynamics 
Matthew

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ENGPHYS 2CM4 Undergraduate  Computational Multiphysics 
Matthew

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ENGPHYS 2E04 Undergraduate  Analog and Digital Circuits 
Matthew

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ENGPHYS 2NE3 Undergraduate  Thermal Systems Design 
Dave

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ENGPHYS 2P04 Undergraduate  Computational Mechanics: Statics 
Matthew

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ENGPHYS 3O04 Undergraduate  Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer 

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ENGPHYS 2QM3 Undergraduate  Introduction to Quantum Mechanics 
Rafael

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ENGPHYS 3BA4 Undergraduate  Electronics I: Circuits with NonLinear and Active Components 
Adriaan

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ENGPHYS 3BB4 Undergraduate  Electronics II: Embedding and Programming a MicroController 

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ENGPHYS 3D03 Undergraduate  Principles of Nuclear Engineering 
Shinya

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ENGPHYS 3E04 / PHYSICS 3N04 Undergraduate  Fundamentals of Physical Optics 

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ENGPHYS 3ES3 Undergraduate  Introduction to Energy Systems 
Shinya

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ENGPHYS 3H04 Undergraduate  Research Project in Engineering Physics 

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ENGPHYS 3L04 Undergraduate  Engineering Metrology 
Ray

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ENGPHYS 3NM4 Undergraduate  Numerical Methods for Engineering 
Dave

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ENGPHYS 3PD3 Undergraduate  Photonic Devices 
Jonathan

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ENGPHYS 3PN4 Undergraduate  Semiconductor Junction Devices 
Gitanjali

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ENGPHYS 3SM3 Undergraduate  Statistical Mechanics 
Ryan

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ENGPHYS 3SP3 Undergraduate  Space Systems Engineering 
Rafael

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ENGPHYS 3W04 Undergraduate  Signals and Systems for Engineering 
Adriaan

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ENGPHYS 4A06 Undergraduate  Design and Synthesis Project 
Adrian

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ENGPHYS 4B03 / 6B03 Graduate  Biosensors – Fundamentals and Applications 
Leyla

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ENGPHYS 4D03 / 6D03 Graduate  Nuclear Reactor Physics 

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ENGPHYS 4H04 Undergraduate  Research Project in Engineering Physics 

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ENGPHYS 4I03 / 6I03 Graduate  Introduction to Biophotonics 
Qiyin

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ENGPHYS 4MD3 / 6MD3 Graduate  Nanoscale Semiconductor Devices 
Adrian

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ENGPHYS 4NE3 / 6NE3 Graduate  Advanced Nuclear Engineering 

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ENGPHYS 4P03 / 6P03 Graduate  Nuclear Power Plant Systems and Operation 

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ENGPHYS 4PP3 / 6PP3 Graduate  Plasma Physics Applications 
Adriaan

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ENGPHYS 4QC3 / 6QC3 Graduate  Introduction to Quantum Computing 
Ray

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ENGPHYS 4QM3 / 6QM3 Graduate  Quantum Optics and Metrology 
Ray

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ENGPHYS 4S03 / 6S03 Graduate  Lasers and ElectroOptics 

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ENGPHYS 4UB2 Undergraduate  Biosensor Design & Fabrication Laboratory 

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ENGPHYS 4UM2 Undergraduate  Solar Cell Design & Fabrication Laboratory 
Rafael

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ENGPHYS 4UN2 Undergraduate  Advanced Nuclear Engineering Laboratory 
Shinya

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ENGPHYS 4UP2 Undergraduate  Photonics Design & Fabrication Laboratory 
Ryan

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ENGPHYS 4US2 Undergraduate  Smart Systems Design & Implementation Laboratory 
Adriaan

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ENGPHYS 4X03 / 6X03 Graduate  Introduction to Photovoltaics 

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ENGPHYS 4Z03 / 6Z03 Graduate  Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology 
Leyla

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ENGPHYS 4B03 / 6B03
Biosensors – Fundamentals and Applications
Graduate IBEHS TECHNICAL ELECTIVES This course covers the underlying operating principles and defining metrics of biological sensors, and it will discuss the integration of these sensors into systems for diagnostics and health monitoring applications. Three lectures; first term Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III or above in any engineering program or registration in Level IV or above in the Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences (IBEHS) Program.
ENGPHYS 4D03 / 6D03
Nuclear Reactor Physics
Graduate Introduction to nuclear fission and the physics of nuclear reactors; reactor statics for homogeneous reactors; reactor kinetics for simple timedependent situations; effects of saturating fission products (Xe135); reactivity coefficients Three lectures; first term Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3D03
ENGPHYS 4I03 / 6I03
Introduction to Biophotonics
Graduate IBEHS TECHNICAL ELECTIVES This course covers the basic principles of light interaction with biological systems and specific biomedical applications of photonics such as optical light microscopy, endoscopic imaging, spectroscopy in clinical diagnosis, flow cytometry, microoptical sensors, etc. Three lectures; second term Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III or above in a Faculty of Engineering, or Science, or Health Science Program, or the Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences (IBEHS) Program.
ENGPHYS 4MD3 / 6MD3
Nanoscale Semiconductor Devices
Graduate devices (LEDs, high electron mobility transistors), quantum dots, quantum wires, graphene, emerging nanoscale materials and devices. Nanoscale semiconductor materials and devices including quantum confinement, quantum dots, dipole radiation, quantum radiation physics, molecular and bulk excitons, advanced molecular electronics, tightbinding modelling, emerging nanoscale MOSFETs, 2dimensional metal dichalcogenides and graphene. Three lectures; second term Prerequisite(s):Credit or registration in at least one of the following: ENGPHYS 3F03, 3PN4, MATLS 2Q03, 3Q03
ENGPHYS 4NE3 / 6NE3
Advanced Nuclear Engineering
Graduate Energy generation and conversion, heat transfer and transport in a nuclear reactor. Characteristics and performance of nuclear fuels. Thermal margins and safety limits. Aging of core structural materials. Structural integrity of components. Three lectures; second term Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3D03
ENGPHYS 4P03 / 6P03
Nuclear Power Plant Systems and Operation
Graduate Systems and overall unit operations relevant to nuclear power plants; includes all major reactor and process systems; selfstudy using interactive nuclear power plant. Three lectures; second term Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV or above of any Engineering program (familiarity with ENGPHYS 4D03 or other nuclear course desirable)
ENGPHYS 4PP3 / 6PP3
Plasma Physics Applications
Graduate An introduction to plasma physics with emphasis on occurrence of plasmas in nature, and applications of plasmas in thermonuclear fusion and other engineering disciplines. Three lectures; onetime demonstration lab (three hours); first term Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 2A04, or PHYSICS 2B03 and 2BB3, or ELECENG 2FH3 **Not be offered in 202223
ENGPHYS 4QC3 / 6QC3
Introduction to Quantum Computing
Graduate An introduction to quantum computing including qubits, entanglement, quantum key cryptography, teleportation, quantum circuits and algorithms, spin qubits. Three lectures; first term Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 2QM3 or PHYSICS 2C03
ENGPHYS 4QM3 / 6QM3
Quantum Optics and Metrology
Graduate An introduction to quantum optics including single photon states, coherent states, standard quantum limit, Heisenberg limit, squeezed light, entanglement, and applications in metrology. Three lectures; second term Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 4QC3
ENGPHYS 4S03 / 6S03
Lasers and ElectroOptics
Graduate Basic properties of electromagnetic radiation. Optical modulation and detection. Nonlinear optics. Multiplebeam interference and coherence. Optical resonators. Laser systems. Three lectures; second term Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3E03, PHYSICS 3N03, ELECENG 4EM4, or ELECENG 3FK4
ENGPHYS 4X03 / 6X03
Introduction to Photovoltaics
Graduate A review of photovoltaic devices including solar cell operation, characterization, manufacturing, economics and current and next generation technologies. Three lectures; first term Prerequisite(s): One of ELECENG 2EI5, MATLS 3Q03 or ENGPHYS 3BA3
ENGPHYS 4Z03 / 6Z03
Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
Graduate Detailed description of fabrication technologies used in the semiconductor industry; computer modelling of device fabrication; analysis of device performance. Two classroombased lectures, one computer clusterbased lecture; first term Prerequisite(s): Credit or registration in ENGPHYS 3F03 or credit in 3PN4 or MATLS 3Q03; and registration in the Faculty of Engineering
ENG PHYS 702
Graduate Seminars
Graduate Each student is required to prepare/present a formal seminar, based upon extensive research work and literature surveys, in areas related to their current research. A pass/fail grade will be assessed based on overall performance in the course.
ENG PHYS 706
Toward a New Era of Nuclear Energy: Messages from Fukushima
Graduate Antirequisite(s): This course provides an opportunity to experience the decontamination in the residential area which was contaminated by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. A visit to other nuclear energy industry sites in Japan will give students a chance to consider the responsibility of engineers and scientists in the nuclear field
ENG PHYS 713
Nuclear Safety Analysis and Reactor Accidents
Graduate Degraded fuel heat transfer; fuel failure mechanisms; fission product release and transport from nuclear fuel; leakbeforebreak and piping fracture mechanics; pipe ruptures; challenges to containment system integrity; severe accident progression and mitigation; offsite release of fission products; applications to CANDU and LWR reactors.
ENG PHYS 716
Nuclear Reactor Heat Transport System Design
Graduate This course covers the fundamentals of nuclear reactor heat transport system design for key reactor types, with emphasis on the CANDU and Light Water Reactor (PWR and BWR) designs. Theoretical topics and their application include reactor thermodynamics, singlephase and twophase flow, heat and mass transfer, critical heat, flux, pressure drop prediction, flow stability, design of reactor core, reactor vessel, steam generators and primary heat transport pumps. The course also covers experimental techniques, facilities and results. Course assignments are analytical problems related to these topics.
ENG PHYS 723
Semiconductor Diode Laser Physics
Graduate An examination of the theory of operation, manufacture, and application of semiconductor diode lasers. Emphasis will be on InGaAsP diode lasers and the application of these devices in optical communication systems.
ENG PHYS 724 / MATLS 724
Materials Characterization by Electron/Ion Microscopy
Graduate (Crosslisted as CHEM ENG 724, MECH ENG 726, and MATLS 724) An introduction to the theory, physics and operating principles of Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Focused Ion Beam (FIB) microscopy and attendant diffraction and spectroscopy techniques. The course will have laboratory component allowing students to students to establish core competence in handson use of these microscopes.
ENG PHYS 725 / MATLS 725
Transmission Electron Microscopy
Graduate (Crosslisted as MATLS 725) Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in graduate program in Engineering Physics Introduction to transmission electron microscopy: electron sources, optics, TEM, ScanningTEM, electronsolid interactions, diffraction, imaging, and spectroscopy. Course will include a practical component with demonstration labs.
ENG PHYS 726
Optoelectronic Device Physics
Graduate Optoelectronic devices and the physics that governs their operation: the electrooptic, acoustooptic, and photoelastic effects; optics in semiconductors: free carrier effects, heterojunctions, quantum wells, electroabsorption; guided wave optics; optical modulators; photonic switching and optical interconnects; Fourier optics.
ENG PHYS 733
Research Project in Engineering Physics (M.Eng)
Graduate The student is required to spend four months carrying out an approved project under the supervision of a member of the faculty of Engineering Physics. Assessment of the project is performed by the faculty member after preparation of a written report by the student. The student must attain a grade of B. The project requires fulltime attention and as such the student is not expected to take any other courses during the project. It is expected that the project will take place during the summer term. This course is available only to students in the M.Eng. degree program in the department of Engineering Physics.
ENG PHYS 740/ECE 740
Semiconductor Device Theory and Modelling
Graduate (Crosslisted as ECE 740) Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in graduate program in Engineering Physics This course provides a fundamental indepth knowledge of the theory of operation, modeling, parameter extraction, scaling issues, and higher order effects of active and passive semiconductor devices that are used in mainstream semiconductor technology. There will be a comprehensive review of the latest models for the devices that are valid out to very high frequencies and the use of physical device modeling/CAD tools. A review of the latest device technologies will be presented. The course will be a prerequisite to the other applied courses in microelectronics.
ENG PHYS 743 / MATLS 723
Functional Materials
Graduate
ENG PHYS 752 / MECH ENG 752
Advanced MEMS Fabrication and Microfluidics
Graduate Introduction, Micorfabrication and micromachining. Surface and bulk micromachining, nonconventional machining. Microfluidics, Microchannels, Microsvalves, Micromixers, Micropumps, Droplet actuation, Integrated Systems.
UNENE COURSES
OffSite UNENE Courses
Graduate More info: https://unene.ca/
ENG PHYS 704
Selected Topics in Engineering Physics (Not offered in 20222023)
Graduate Current developments and specialized aspects of engineering physics. This course may be taken for repetitive credit.
ENG PHYS 705
IIIV Materials and Devices (Not offered in 20222023)
Graduate This course introduces group IIIV semiconductor materials, heterostructures and devices including HBTs, HEMTs, laser diodes, photodiodes, and multijunction solar cells.
ENG PHYS 707
Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Radioactive Waste Management (not offered 202223)
Graduate Introduces scientific and engineering aspects of nuclear fuel cycle and radioactive waste management applied to nuclear reactors and the fuel cycle. Includes radiochemistry, separation processes in reprocessing, and waste treatment processes. Addresses management of radioactive wastes, including waste forms, classification, fundamental principles, governing equations for radionuclide transport in the environment, and performance assessment of geological waste disposal systems.
ENG PHYS 708
Quantum Materials, Devices, and Systems (Not offered in 20222023)
Graduate An introductory course on nanoelectronics, quantum transport and mesoscopic physics including diffusive and ballistic transport in the classical and quantum regimes, quantum Hall effect, Coulomb blockade, quantum structures, superconductors, topological insulators, and quantum computing.
ENG PHYS 709 / BIOMED 707
Advanced Topics in Biophotonics
Graduate (Crosslisted as BIOMED 707) To provide an indepth understanding of the physics behind a selected number of biophotonics applications in life sciences (e.g. fluorescence lifetime imaging, high content screening, etc.) and clinical applications (diffuse optical tomography, timeresolved fluorescence spectroscopy, optical coherent tomography, photoacoustic microscopy, etc.) as well as key tools used these research areas including ImageJ, image processing, and pattern recognition and classification.
ENG PHYS 710
Nuclear Reactor Dynamics and Control (not offered in 202223)
Graduate Reactor kinetics: point kinetics model; modal model for spacetime kinetics; reactivity feedback mechanisms; reactor transfer functions; the in hour equation; reactor stability; Xenon stability; bulk and spatial power control; load following; control systems for CANDU and LWR reactors.
ENG PHYS 714 / UN 0803
Nuclear Reactor Safety Design (Not offered in 20222023)
Graduate Safety design and analysis of nuclear reactors based on deterministic and probabilistic assessments. Topics include: concepts of risk; probability tools and techniques; safety criteria; design basis accidents; risk assessment; safety analysis; safety system design; and general policy and principles.
ENG PHYS 715
Advanced Nuclear Reactor Thermalhydraulics (Not offered in 20222023)
Graduate Advanced topics of current interest in the area of fission and fusion nuclear reactor primary heat transport system, system safety and the transitional operations.
ENG PHYS 718
Reactor Heat Transport System Simulation and Analysis (not offered in 202223)
Graduate The course covers twofluid phase modeling of thermalhydraulic phenomena in the reactor heat transport system including modeling and simulation of postulated accidents, simulation methodology and tools, and development and qualification of selected thermalhydraulics computer codes, including twofluid modeling, nodalization schemes and numerical methods, computer code development, CATHENA computer code theory and numerical algorithm. This is a simulationbased course; it includes CATHENA training. Assignments include analytical problems, CATHENA code simulation and analysis, and preparing a CATHENA model and report.
ENG PHYS 721
Optical Amplifiers and Lasers (not offered 202223)
Graduate An introduction to optical gain media, spectroscopy of lightemitting materials, laser cavities, and steadystate theories of optical amplifiers and lasers. Applications of amplifiers and lasers in fiberoptic systems and photonic integrated circuits are covered.
ENG PHYS 727
Advanced Reactor Physics and Analysis (Not offered in 20222023)
Graduate This course is to provide an indepth understanding of the physics behind nuclear reactors and the techniques to analyse the neutronic behaviour of a reactor. The emphasis will be on CANDU reactors.
ENG PHYS 729
Thin Film Growth and Deposition (Not offered in 20222023)
Graduate Thin film growth and deposition including thermal evaporation, ebeam evaporation, sputtering, chemical vapour deposition and molecular beam epitaxy; thermodynamics and kinetics of film growth.
ENG PHYS 730 / MECH ENG 730
Thin Film Characterization (Not offered in 20222023)
Graduate Characterization techniques of organic and inorganic thin films, including xray and electron diffraction, electron microscopy, chemical analysis, ion beam analysis, and optical and electrical characterization methods.
ENG PHYS 734
Nonlinear Optics (Not offered in 20222023)
Graduate This course gives an introduction to the basic principles of nonlinear optics, which is useful in understanding the nonlinear optical effects involved in many modern photonic components and devices. It mainly includes a project and an oral examination.
ENG PHYS 777
Advanced Photovoltaics ( not running in 202223)
Graduate Advanced Photovoltaics provides students with a comprehensive overview of the fundamental processes relevant to photovoltaic operation. Specific devices are studied by both numerical simulation and analytic calculation. A connection is made between the material parameters necessary for simulating a device and their independent measurement by a range of characterization techniques. Silicon, IIIV, IIVI, organic and nanobased approaches to PV device design are all explored. Students are also introduced to the challenges of integrating different approaches into a solar based electrical generation system.
ENG PHYS 782
SolidState Electronics (not running 202223)
Graduate Crystallography: binding and structure; free and nearly free electrons, energy bands; electronic aspects of semiconductors: doping, carrier statistics; point defects; energy levels, atomic configuration, thermodynamics; experimental aspects of defect spectroscopy. ** not running 202223**
ENG PHYS 783 / UN 0806
Nuclear Fuel Engineering (Not offered in 20222023)
Graduate This course covers power reactor fuel design, performance, and safety aspects, and complements existing courses on reactor core design, thermohydraulics and reactor safety design. It includes fissile and fertile fuels; burnup effects; fuel production (as well as uranium enrichment and reprocessing of spent fuel); quality assurance and CANDU fuel technical specifications; thermal conductivity; fuel chemistry; fuel restructuring and grain growth; fission product behaviour; fuel defect detection and location; fuel performance in operation; and fuel / fuel channel behaviour in design basis and severe accidents.
ENG PHYS 784
Nuclear Fuel Management (not running 20222023)
Graduate This is a course on incore fuel management in nuclear reactors. It covers all aspects of the use of nuclear fuel in CANDU reactors, with comparison to fuel management in LightWater Reactors. A major objective of the course is to allow students to carry out various types of fullcore calculations in realistic CANDUreactor models.Code  Title  Instructor  Outline  Info 

ENGPHYS 4B03 / 6B03 Graduate  Biosensors – Fundamentals and Applications 
Leyla

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ENGPHYS 4D03 / 6D03 Graduate  Nuclear Reactor Physics 

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ENGPHYS 4I03 / 6I03 Graduate  Introduction to Biophotonics 
Qiyin

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ENGPHYS 4MD3 / 6MD3 Graduate  Nanoscale Semiconductor Devices 
Adrian

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ENGPHYS 4NE3 / 6NE3 Graduate  Advanced Nuclear Engineering 

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ENGPHYS 4P03 / 6P03 Graduate  Nuclear Power Plant Systems and Operation 

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ENGPHYS 4PP3 / 6PP3 Graduate  Plasma Physics Applications 
Adriaan

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ENGPHYS 4QC3 / 6QC3 Graduate  Introduction to Quantum Computing 
Ray

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ENGPHYS 4QM3 / 6QM3 Graduate  Quantum Optics and Metrology 
Ray

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ENGPHYS 4S03 / 6S03 Graduate  Lasers and ElectroOptics 

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ENGPHYS 4X03 / 6X03 Graduate  Introduction to Photovoltaics 

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ENGPHYS 4Z03 / 6Z03 Graduate  Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology 
Leyla

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ENG PHYS 702 Graduate  Graduate Seminars 
Gitanjali

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ENG PHYS 706 Graduate  Toward a New Era of Nuclear Energy: Messages from Fukushima 
Shinya

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ENG PHYS 713 Graduate  Nuclear Safety Analysis and Reactor Accidents 
John

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ENG PHYS 716 Graduate  Nuclear Reactor Heat Transport System Design 

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ENG PHYS 723 Graduate  Semiconductor Diode Laser Physics 

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ENG PHYS 724 / MATLS 724 Graduate  Materials Characterization by Electron/Ion Microscopy 
Nabil

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ENG PHYS 725 / MATLS 725 Graduate  Transmission Electron Microscopy 

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ENG PHYS 726 Graduate  Optoelectronic Device Physics 
Andy

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ENG PHYS 733 Graduate  Research Project in Engineering Physics (M.Eng) 

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ENG PHYS 740/ECE 740 Graduate  Semiconductor Device Theory and Modelling 
Yaser

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ENG PHYS 743 / MATLS 723 Graduate  Functional Materials 

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ENG PHYS 752 / MECH ENG 752 Graduate  Advanced MEMS Fabrication and Microfluidics 
P. Ravi

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UNENE COURSES Graduate  OffSite UNENE Courses 

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ENG PHYS 704 Graduate  Selected Topics in Engineering Physics (Not offered in 20222023) 

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ENG PHYS 705 Graduate  IIIV Materials and Devices (Not offered in 20222023) 
Ray

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ENG PHYS 707 Graduate  Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Radioactive Waste Management (not offered 202223) 
Shinya

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ENG PHYS 708 Graduate  Quantum Materials, Devices, and Systems (Not offered in 20222023) 
Ray

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ENG PHYS 709 / BIOMED 707 Graduate  Advanced Topics in Biophotonics 
Qiyin

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ENG PHYS 710 Graduate  Nuclear Reactor Dynamics and Control (not offered in 202223) 
John

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ENG PHYS 714 / UN 0803 Graduate  Nuclear Reactor Safety Design (Not offered in 20222023) 

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ENG PHYS 715 Graduate  Advanced Nuclear Reactor Thermalhydraulics (Not offered in 20222023) 
Dave

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ENG PHYS 718 Graduate  Reactor Heat Transport System Simulation and Analysis (not offered in 202223) 

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ENG PHYS 721 Graduate  Optical Amplifiers and Lasers (not offered 202223) 
Jonathan

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ENG PHYS 727 Graduate  Advanced Reactor Physics and Analysis (Not offered in 20222023) 
Adriaan

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ENG PHYS 729 Graduate  Thin Film Growth and Deposition (Not offered in 20222023) 
Ryan

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ENG PHYS 730 / MECH ENG 730 Graduate  Thin Film Characterization (Not offered in 20222023) 

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ENG PHYS 734 Graduate  Nonlinear Optics (Not offered in 20222023) 
Changqing

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ENG PHYS 777 Graduate  Advanced Photovoltaics ( not running in 202223) 

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ENG PHYS 782 Graduate  SolidState Electronics (not running 202223) 
Peter

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ENG PHYS 783 / UN 0806 Graduate  Nuclear Fuel Engineering (Not offered in 20222023) 

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ENG PHYS 784 Graduate  Nuclear Fuel Management (not running 20222023) 

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Technical Electives
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