University of Ontario Institute of Technology Profile
It takes courage to take a chance on yourself, and our university wants to help you achieve your goals. We’re the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), located in Oshawa, Ontario (eastern Greater Toronto Area). We’re a relatively new university, and we’ve grown out of a bold, ambitious vision: to take on the challenges we face as a society, and find solutions to meet and exceed tomorrow’s needs. UOIT teaches students new approaches to problem-solving and innovative uses of technology. When you graduate with us, you will be even more of what we like to call “citizen-leaders”: people with technological knowledge and a strong spirit – professionals who can excel in the workplace and lead their peers. For more information, please visit http://www.uoit.ca/
Below you will find information about our university’s admission requirements, policies, and supports that will help you ‘take your future further’.
To find out about our university’s requirements for entrance into each academic program, please visit UOIT Admissions.
Our university’s admission requirements are divided into different types of learners: Ontario secondary school, mature, and international students. Select the category that best describes you to find the specific admission requirements.
Aboriginal Learner Policy
During the academic year, university recruiters travel throughout Ontario to visit Indigenous learners in many secondary schools and community organizations.
Our university’s recruiters form part of the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Program (APSIP), a collection of Indigenous recruiters from Ontario and Quebec colleges and universities. They’ll have the most up-to-date information about applying to your university as an Indigenous learner. The APSIP website includes information on events, resources for students, and contact information for the recruiters.
In September 2016, UOIT will launch an updated Indigenous recruitment and outreach strategy. In the meantime our recruiters are keen to tell you about how our university, where so many other Indigenous students have found a home.
If you haven’t attended a secondary school or college full-time for at least two years, you might be considered as a mature student. Check out UOIT’s Mature Learner Policy to find out how you can come to our university as a mature student.
If you are transferring to our university from another university or college, UOIT.ca provides helpful information on transfer policies and supports. You can also check your eligibility for course transfers through the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) website which provides information on credit transfers in Ontario.
Academic Programs and Supports
Academic Programs and Supports
The Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) offers innovative programs that prepare you for careers in a range of fields. Programs include Commerce, Game Development and Entrepreneurship, and Information Technology.
The Faculty of Education equips teachers and researchers with the knowledge and experience, values and skills needed to become leaders in education. Programs include Educational Studies and Digital Technology (BA), Education (BEd), and a Master of Education.
The Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science offers programs that focus on the innovative uses of energy (including fossil, hydro, geothermal, nuclear, solar and wind energy). Programs include Nuclear Engineering, Health Physics and Radiation Science, and Nuclear Engineering and Management.
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science gives you a solid grounding in basic sciences, mathematics and computing, along with knowledge in various engineering application fields. Programs include Automotive Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering and Software Engineering. All engineering degrees offer an optional management program and students can graduate in five years with Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Honours).
The Faculty of Health Sciences prepares you to meet the health care needs of today and tomorrow by providing innovative programs such as Human Health Science, Kinesiology, Medical Laboratory Science and Nursing.
The Faculty of Science offers you programs enhanced by technology, interdisciplinary teaching, and research relevant to the needs of society and the environment. Programs include Applied and Industrial Mathematics, Biological Science, Chemistry, Computing Science, Forensic Science and Physics. All engineering degrees offer an optional management program and students can graduate in five years with Bachelor of Science and Management (Honours).
The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities gives you a broad range of academic, communication and analytical skills required for careers in various fields. Programs include Communication and Digital Media Studies, Community Development and Policy Studies, Criminology and Justice, Forensic Psychology and Legal Studies.
Graduate Studies at UOIT allows you to explore your passion in technologically advanced facilities with a supportive community of globally experienced faculty. Do you have a desire to find solutions that could impact the lives of many? Or are you a skeptic of things that others just accept? Programs include Business, Computing and Information Technology, Criminology, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Nuclear Science and Science.
Be sure to check our university’s complete academic programs.
UOIT’s Student Learning Centre offers a variety of academic supports to help you achieve your goals at university. Below is a list of some of the academic services you can access at UOIT.
Boot camps and workshops provide an interactive way to review difficult concepts and methodologies in an interactive setting. Boot camps in mathematics, physics and general study strategies are offered during the summer months for new students to get a head start on their studies. Workshops offer just in time assistance on a wide range of topics, from linear algebra and essay writing to time management and exam reviews
Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are weekly review sessions that are available to students in classes considered to be academically challenging. The sessions are informal, fun, and interactive. They are designed to help you succeed by improving your understanding of the course material, developing study strategies, and preparing for tests and exams.
Peer Tutoring Program provides students the opportunity to work one-on-one with a trained peer tutor to receive assistance with difficult questions and concepts in their field of study.
To find out more about academic supports at UOIT, please visit UOIT Student Support Services.
Scholarships and Bursaries
Financial aid is available to you through scholarships, bursaries, government loans and Indigenous-specific scholarships and awards. Below is an example of an award available at our university:
The Aboriginal Post-secondary Education and Training (PSET) Bursary provides aid to Indigenous students who have financial need and who are attending public colleges and universities in Ontario or Indigenous education and training institutions in Ontario.
Work Study Program and Part-Time Work
UOIT’s On-Campus Work Program can help eligible students to find part-time work at the university. You job might include helping professors with research or working at campus organizations such as the UOIT-Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre.
Financial Aid Services
Budget planning is the key to managing your financial life at university. A realistic and well-thought-out budget will help you to control your spending. A budget tells you where your money goes and what it does for you, and it keeps you up-to-date on how much money you have left. UOIT has developed some strategies to help you estimate your expenses, including an online budget calculator.
Aboriginal Student Services
Aboriginal Student Services
The Indigenous Student Centre strives to be a home-away-from-home for Indigenous learners. You can talk with counsellors, meet other students, and join in activities and cultural events. Below are just some of the services you may find at UOIT.
The Indigenous Student Centre has two inclusive spaces on campus: the UOIT-Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre (UBISC), located at 151 Athol Street in downtown Oshawa, provides a fully functional kitchen, study space, and resource room; and the Indigenous Centre, located in the U5 Building at the north Oshawa location, provides a study area, lounge, and kitchenette.
At the centre, you can access counselling and advising services that help you navigate the post-secondary landscape. The Indigenous Counsellor has developed culturally relevant services and programs to meet your individual needs as a First Nations, Métis or Inuit student. You can also attend cultural lunch-and-learn sessions and participate in one-on-one counselling, talking circles and small-group counselling. UOIT also offers traditional ceremonies and encourages students to participate in Indigenous Awareness Week.
The university offers many experiential learning opportunities within the external community where students have the opportunity to volunteer their time to provide cultural supports to other Indigenous youth in the community to inspire them to pursue post-secondary studies.
Student, staff, and faculty members are encouraged to drop into the centre when an Elder visits UOIT for one week each semester as part of the Visiting Elders program. You can book an appointment or schedule a classroom visit during the Elder’s stay.
Check out the Indigenous Student Centre’s complete services.
At university, you can explore your interests, inside and outside of the classroom. You will have opportunities to attend social events or join a student club. You might also like to play extracurricular sports or, if you live on campus, become involved in your residence community. Below you will find more about student life at UOIT.
Check out all the resources available to students at UOIT.
Orientation Week supports your successful transition to university and helps you connect to your university. Orientation gives you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the campus, learn how to get the most from your university experience, and meet new friends, faculty, and staff.
Clubs and Societies
Whether you are interested in sports, movies, video games, or politics, a student club can help to broaden your thinking and your social circle. Clubs and societies you can join at UOIT include the Digital Art Club, Aspiring Educators Club, and Anime on Campus.
Aboriginal Student Circle
The Aboriginal Student Circle provides a culturally supportive environment for students at UOIT and Durham College who share an interest in Aboriginal cultures and traditions.
Your student association plays an important role at university by advocating on behalf of students on campus and in the community. Members may also organize student clubs and societies. At UOIT, you are represented by the Student Association at Durham College and UOIT.
UOIT is home to the Ridgebacks varsity sports that range from hockey to golf. The UOIT Ridgebacks participate both in Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). Get more information on varsity athletics at UOIT including tryout dates.
Recreation and intramurals
UOIT offers recreational sports and leagues regardless of your skill level. Recreational sports include basketball, flag football and tennis. They are a great way to meet other people and stay active, whether you are continuing to play a sport or starting a new one.
UOIT offers assists students and recent graduates with job search and career exploration. At the Career Centre, you can access job listings, tip sheets, career tools and other online resource, identify your strengths and career path, work on your resumes and interviewing skills, and explore career possibilities at a large scale career event.
Student Accessibility Services
Student Accessibility Services works with students with disabilities to ensure that they have equal opportunities for academic success. If you have a disability that requires academic accommodation and support, it is important that you reach out to the office as soon as possible to ensure the appropriate supports are in place for you at the beginning of the school year.
You can access child care through the Campus Childcare Centre, an incorporated, not-for-profit child care centre designed to meet the needs of today’s families. The Centre, which is conveniently located, provides high-quality child care services and programs to serve the needs of students, faculty and staff at the UOIT and Durham College as well as local families.
The Office of Campus Safety promotes respect for others and believes that safety and security is the responsibility of everyone on campus. The office works with community partners to provide services that will help prevent crime and solve problems affecting students, faculty, staff, and the community. Services you can access include the Work Alone program, Code Blue stations, and Campus Walk.
Housing and Transportation
Housing and Transportation
Where you live and how you get to your classes can be an important part of your university experience. We can help you decide whether you should apply for residence or seek housing off-campus. If you live off-campus, you’ll also get information on public transportation options and parking services at the university.
Our university offers the best of both worlds when it comes to residence: all the comforts of home in a unique campus community environment. If you’re a first-year student, you’re guaranteed a spot in residence if you meet the application deadline. Students enrolled in January-start programs may apply to residence and will be approved based on availability. Learn more about on-campus housing options at UOIT.
If you want to live off-campus, use the Off-Campus Living website to help you in your housing search. The website features a listing service, general housing information and advice, and a wealth of resources designed to promote a safe, neighbourly and successful community that everyone can enjoy.
Whether you live in residence or off-campus, finding a place to eat is made easier with the university’s meal plans, which give you access to both on- and off-campus vendors. Check out Food Services for meal plans and prices.
Residence life is about more than where you live – it is where you will find a friendly, helpful and exciting community. With a senior student mentor to guide you, you will have the chance to participate in exciting programming that builds on what you’re learning inside the classroom while getting to know students from different programs. Check out residence life at UOIT.
Our university is located in Oshawa, Ontario, about 65 kilometres east of Toronto. All full-time students at UOIT receive a Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass), which provides you with unlimited access to Durham Region Transit during the academic year. We are home to two campus locations: north Oshawa and downtown Oshawa. Travel between the north and downtown locations is a direct 15-minute bus ride or about 10 minutes by car.
The campus is easy to get to from all points in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and beyond, whether you travel by car or public transit. Find how to get to UOIT by car, transit, and train.
A variety of parking options are available at UOIT including short-term parking, daily parking, visitor parking, and parking permits. Check out UOIT’s parking website for details.
Wellness in mind, body, and spirit is important to your success at university. Below are some of the services available to you
The Campus Health Centre delivers high-quality health-care services that promote your health in a professional and confidential manner. A team of trained service providers (family physicians, registered nurses, wellness coordinators, chiropractors, physical therapists, nutritionists, and pharmacists) will help you be more successful in meeting your educational goals.
Student Mental Health Services offers short term counselling and therapy services to students or can provide referrals to assist you in finding resources in your local community
Check out the health and wellness services provided by UOIT, you can contact Campus Health Centre and those provided by Student Mental Health Services. You can also visit the UOIT’s Indigenous Student Centre for information on the cultural aspects of health.