University of Ontario Institute of Technology

University of Ontario Institute of Technology | Oshawa, Ont. | Founded 2003

University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa. Inside the Nuclear Simulation Lab, where students work with simulators of CANDU nuclear reactors. Photo by Donald Weber/VII Network

Inside the Nuclear Simulation Lab, where students work with simulators of CANDU nuclear reactors.

Signs of innovation are everywhere: UOIT’s campus reflects the university’s technology emphasis, with more than 70 specialized research laboratories and facilities, including the Automotive Centre of Excellence, which features one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated climatic wind tunnels. The campus offers one of the most wired learning environments in the country. Students learn using the latest technology and software within their field of study. The government act that created the university in 2002 required the school to be responsive to the needs of students and to the market-driven needs of employers. “Today’s employers seek graduates who can demonstrate a passion for inquiry and immediately apply their skills to their careers,” says president Tim McTiernan. “Our motto is ‘Challenge, innovate, connect,’ and that makes for a superior educational experience.” Oshawa is less than an hour GO train ride from Toronto. The university is close to great pubs, restaurants, and sport and concert venues in a rapidly growing community.

READ: UOIT through the eyes of a student

Standout Programs

Life Science: With specialized courses such as neuroscience and human anatomy, students gain a detailed understanding of the structure and functioning of the human body;  provides good preparation for those interested in applying to medical school.

Forensic Psychology: Study how victims, witnesses and offenders move through the criminal justice system, from investigation to the court experience, rehabilitation and reintegration into the community.

Mechatronics Engineering: This interdisciplinary field integrates mechanical and electrical systems with real-time control, combining hardware with software to produce new devices, such as consumer products, medical devices, and robots. Students can complement their technical studies with management and business courses, graduating with a five-year bachelor of engineering and management degree.

Cool Courses

Artificial Intelligence in Gaming: Introduces key AI game programming issues, and provides ideas and techniques to be integrated into games development.

Cybercrime: Covers various manifestations of cybercrime, including hacking, viruses and other forms of malicious software; presents technical and social issues of cybercrime and covers the origins and extent of the cybercrime problem.

Minimum entering grades Tuition Number of students Residence spaces Graduation and retention rates
Engineering: 80%
Arts: 80%
Science: 80% to 90%
Commerce: 80%
$8,688 Undergraduates: 9,222
Graduates: 722
1,576 (1,360 reserved for first years) Graduation: 71.4%
Retention: 80.3%

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