University of Ontario Institute of Technology

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

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Signs of innovation are everywhere at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. The 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. Students learn by using the latest technology and software in 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.

“Employers want career-ready graduates with a passion for and an understanding of technology,” says president Steven Murphy. “Our students and graduates are go-getters: 85 per cent of them have benefited from an experiential learning opportunity when they graduate. We also provide the personal support, specialized programs and modern research infrastructure that smart, young, focused students need for success.”

Oshawa is less than an hour’s GO train ride from Toronto. The university is close to great pubs, restaurants and sport and concert venues in a rapidly growing community.

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Standout Programs
• Computer Science: Students learn computing fundamentals, including data structures, information visualization, human-computer interfaces, software quality and artificial intelligence. Grads are in high demand.
• Commerce: Examines key business functions and current systems technologies, and the changing technological environments in which they operate. Students can choose a specialized field, such as technology management, accounting, marketing or finance.
• Mechatronics Engineering: This interdisciplinary field integrates mechanical and electrical systems with real-time control, combining hardware with software to produce new products, such as consumer goods, medical devices and robots.

Cool Courses
Exercise Biochemistry: This course prepares kinesiology students with an understanding of foundational biochemistry underlying rest and exercise.
Building Sustainable Communities: Explores current social and economic needs while ensuring future generations have adequate resources; emphasizes creation of sustainable local development and considers alternative approaches to community development and asset management.

Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 70-73% · Science: 70-85% · Commerce: 73-75% · Engineering: 75-85%
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 8,826 · Part-time: 606
Graduates: Full-time: 439 · Part-time: 402
International Students: First-year: 6% · Graduate: 33%
Male-Female Ratio: 58 to 42
Residence Spaces
1,576 (1,360 reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs
Double room with meals: $11,047 to $11,758 · Single room with meals: $12,847 to $13,558 · Double room without meals: $6,050 to $6,200 · Single room without meals: $7,850 to $8,000 · Apartment-style: $4,000 to $4,600

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