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The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is a progressive, technology-based university located in Oshawa, Ontario. Less than an hour east of Toronto, the university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its faculties of Business and Information Technology; Social Science and Humanities; Education; Energy Systems and Nuclear Science; Engineering and Applied Science; Health Sciences; and Science.

Students benefit from strong academic programs that combine advanced knowledge in the field with the latest technology, leadership skills and personal development. Students and professors collaborate on innovative research projects that strive to significantly impact modern society.

Areas of Expertise

UOIT’s diverse array of career-focused, market-driven programs is tailored to ensure students a competitive advantage in a dynamic and ever-changing workplace. The university was the first in Canada to offer a degree in Automotive Engineering and a master’s degree in Information Technology Security.

The university’s campus features an award-winning Campus Library; state-of-the-art nursing lab; 200-seat computer learning commons; 20,000-litre wet lab used to study aquatic toxicology; Hacker Research Lab, where students in the Bachelor of Information Technology program develop anti-hacking strategies and skills; Automotive Centre of Excellence, built in partnership with General Motors and the Government of Ontario; 9,290-square-metre Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre facility; and extensive wireless access.

In addition, the university also features a location in downtown Oshawa for the Faculty of Education and Faculty of Social Science and Humanities. Students studying in these faculties benefit from learning in intimate classroom environments situated amongst the restaurants, entertainment venues and small businesses of Oshawa’s downtown core.
UOIT's unique and technology-rich learning environment challenges students to push the boundaries of innovation and discovery and prepares graduates to excel in the global, knowledge-driven economy of the 21st century. Students enrol at UOIT not just to earn a university degree, but to emerge with a competitive edge and as leaders with something special to offer the world.

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:1,360 bedsLowest: $5,820Highest: $6,650

Our Simcoe Village and South Village residences provide accommodations for 1,360 students. If you’re a first-year student, you’re guaranteed a spot in residence if you apply to residence and meet the criteria deadline for accepting UOIT’s offer of admission. All residences feature 24-hour security; controlled building access; furnished lounges; a games room, meeting room and common study areas; individually-controlled air conditioning/heating; light housekeeping every two weeks; a movie lounge with a large-screen TV and theatre-style seating; on-site laundry, additional kitchen facilities and storage space; on-site management; and TV, cable, phone and high-speed Internet access. More information on UOIT’s residences can be found at www.uoitrez.ca.

Off Campus Housing

The Student Experience Centre provides off-campus living resources and assistance for students, landlord and residents. In addition to a listing service, general housing information and advice are available. Their website offers a wealth of resources designed to promote a safe, neighbourly, and successful community for all to enjoy. More information can be found at www.uoit.ca/ocl

Incoming Students

At UOIT, emphasis is given to building a learning community that is supportive of student success in all its facets: intellectually; emotionally; socially; and physically. We offer a variety of activities to meet the diverse needs of our student population and our combination of modern facilities and student centred services foster student success.

Career Planning

The Career Centre is your source for information on full-time, part-time, and summer employment opportunities both on and off campus. Career advisors will teach you to search online employment ads, help with resume writing and interview skills, and prepare you for recruiting interviews. The staff also organizes an annual job fair and company tours throughout the year.

Activities

If you want to challenge your body as well as your mind, UOIT offers plenty of opportunities on campus to stay active and physically fit. Our 12,500-square-metre (135,000-square-foot) Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre (CRWC) includes five gymnasiums, an elevated indoor walking/jogging track and the Flex, a 929-square-metre (10,000-square-foot) fitness centre featuring top-of-the-line cardio and weight machines. At the north Oshawa location you will also find our Campus Ice Centre, squash courts, and the Campus Tennis Centre.

Clubs

Many students first connect through one of the dozens of campus clubs. Your SA (Student Association) offers a number of ratified student clubs ranging from the arts to religion to sports to social justice. If you’re interested in a club that currently doesn’t exist, you can start one of your own! There are also a number of faculty- and program-specific societies that let you connect with other students in your program for educational or social purposes.

Information Technology

UOIT will provide learning and teaching for the 21st century. Each student benefits from the use of a personal laptop computer and our fully networked campus. When you lease your personal laptop from the University, you get more than just a connection to faculty, students, online learning resources, and course material. You get software, training, computer support and service, and insurance. The leasing program ensures you have the latest in hardware and software specific to your program, giving you a real advantage in your professional development.

Special Services

UOIT is committed to inclusion and equity in the learning environment. We operate under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). In order to serve students effectively, disability supports are locally provided to students depending on their program location. Students enrolled at the north Oshawa location will work with the Centre for Students with Disabilities and those studying within the Faculties of Social Science and Humanities or Education in downtown Oshawa will have access to support services through Student Life - Disability Services. Services are provided in a manner that respects confidentiality. More details about services for students with disabilities can be found at www.uoit.ca/accessservices.

Campus Tour

Campus tours are available upon request. You can book a campus tour online.

Modified on October 01, 2017