Welcome to
the University of Ontario Institute of Technology

It takes courage to take a chance on yourself; our university helps you get where you want to go. We are the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, located in Oshawa, Ontario, in the eastern Greater Toronto Area.

University of Ontario Institute of Technology Profile

Our unique undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to meet your interests and career aspirations, along with the market-driven requirements of employers. When you graduate, you will have the critical thinking, innovative research and technological skills demanded by the world’s leading employers.

We have grown out of a bold, ambitious vision: Take on the challenges we face as a society, and find solutions to meet and exceed tomorrow’s needs. We teach you new approaches to problem-solving and innovative uses of technology.

At the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, the possibilities are endless!

Read more about the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

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Admissions IconAdmissions

  • Overview
  • General Admissions
  • Aboriginal Learner Policy
  • Mature Learner Policy
  • Transfer Policies



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Along with admission requirement information, we provide policies and supports that help you take your future further.

Learn about our admission requirements for each academic program on our admission website.

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General Admissions

Our admission requirements vary by applicant type: Ontario secondary school, out-of-province, mature, transfer, college-to-university, international and many other specialized types.

Select the type that best describes you.

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Aboriginal Learner Policy

We have an Indigenous admission policy.

If you have self-identified as Indigenous (Status or Non-status First Nation, Métis and/or Inuit) and do not meet the competitive grade point average (GPA) for admission – but still meet a minimum 70% high school GPA – you may apply to have a separate assessment conducted by a committee, which includes members from the faculty of application, Admissions, and Indigenous Education and Cultural Services. The committee will consider student history, work experience, educational goals and other achievements in delivering a recommendation for admissibility.

In addition, the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Program (APSIP) is dedicated to empowering and improving access opportunities for Aboriginal learners to pursue postsecondary education in Ontario.

At APSIP events, you will have the opportunity to meet with Aboriginal university liaisons who can answer your questions about applying to university, choosing a program, admission requirements, applying for financial aid/funding, arranging living accommodations and campus life.

Learn more about APSIP.

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Mature Learners

If you haven’t attended a secondary school, or university or college, full-time, for at least 2 years, you may be considered a mature student.

Discover if you are a mature student on our mature applicants web page.

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Transfer Policies

If you are transferring to our university from another university or college, we provide helpful information on transfer policies and supports. You can also check your eligibility for course transfers through the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer – an organization that ensures there is a better understanding of the transfer and mobility opportunities for transfer students.

Discover if you are a transfer student on our transfer applicants web page.

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Academics IconAcademic Programs and Supports

  • Overview
  • Academic Programs
  • Academic Supports

Academic Programs and Supports



You can choose from our variety of academic programs and will likely find a program that sparks your interest.

This section highlights the 7 faculties we have at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology:

  • Faculty of Business and Information Technology
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science
  • Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Within these 7 faculties, we offer many market-driven programs. Visit our website to see what programs we offer.

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Academic Programs

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

We offer innovative undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business and information technology. By placing a strong emphasis on how technology can enhance business opportunities, we prepare you to launch successful careers in business and industry. We place a strong emphasis on experiential learning opportunities.

Faculty of Education

We equip you with the knowledge you need to excel as a future educator or researcher. We offer a Bachelor of Education (BEd) as well as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Educational Studies and Digital Technology. The BA is offered entirely online, and is a great step if you are interested in pursuing a BEd afterward.

Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

Our programs are the first stand-alone programs of their kind in Canada. We offer the only honours degree dedicated to nuclear engineering in the country. Energy systems and nuclear science are interesting, challenging and important areas of study, presenting significant employment opportunities in a variety of technical areas for engineers and scientists.

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

We are proud to provide market-oriented Engineering programs that are designed to equip you with the skills required in the evolving 21st-century marketplace. Our undergraduate programs are accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board; therefore, graduates from these programs meet the educational requirements for registration as licensed professional engineers. There is also a need for engineers with management skills. You can complement the technical studies of your Engineering degree with business and management courses by pursuing the 5-year Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Honours) program.

Faculty of Health Sciences

We integrate advanced technologies and research to inspire you as a student – committed to health, inquiry and social responsibility. We provide you with a foundation for excellence in clinical practice, teamwork, leadership skills and the desire to pursue lifelong learning – all essential for a successful career in health care. We offer competitive and unique programs in Kinesiology, Medical Laboratory Science and Nursing.

Faculty of Science

We offer some of the most intensive and comprehensive undergraduate research programs available anywhere. Founded on sets of interrelated courses that provide core subject knowledge, our programs prepare you for a career or post-degree studies in areas including medicine and graduate school. Developed in consultation with leading businesses and industry, our innovative Science programs emphasize the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the evolving 21st-century workplace. Complement the technical studies of your Science degree with business and management courses by pursuing the 5-year Bachelor of Science and Management (Honours) program.

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Our faculty promotes social justice through an interdisciplinary approach to community outreach, research and teaching. We offer Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degrees in: Communication and Digital Media Studies, Criminology and Justice, Forensic Psychology, Legal Studies, Liberal Studies and Political Science.

Many of our faculty members are heavily engaged in projects that connect them directly to local community groups, government departments and private companies in the Greater Toronto Area. If you are looking for experiential learning opportunities in professions where you can make a difference, we are the place to be!

Graduate Studies

Our School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies allows you to explore your passion in technologically advanced facilities with a supportive community of globally experienced faculty. Our university’s small and tight-knit academic community offers an applied and entrepreneurial focus. Exciting projects are taking place with the aim of impacting and improving society in disciplines that range from engineering to the social sciences, and encompassing many others in between. We believe the best way to tackle today’s biggest challenges – whether they be sustainable environments, smart communities or economic prosperity – involves collaboration among different fields and multidisciplinary integration.

Check out a complete list of programs offered at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

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Academic Supports

Student Learning Centre

The Student Learning Centre helps you strengthen your academic skills and build a foundation for future success. We offer a variety of programs and services to assist you in your undergraduate and graduate studies. At the Centre, you can:

Learn more about our Student Support Services.

Academic Advising

Academic advisors are committed to helping you make choices that will lead to your academic success. Your advisor can support you throughout your educational journey, from selecting a program to planning for the future. Teams of academic advisors are available in each faculty.

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Financial Aid Icon Financial Aid

  • Overview
  • Scholarships and Bursaries
  • Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
  • On-campus Work Program
  • Financial Aid Services

Financial Aid


While education is a great investment, many students – including Indigenous learners – need financial help. We offer scholarships, bursaries and financial aid specifically for Indigenous learners. Contact us today to learn more about what is available to you!

Our university knows your education is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make. Our Student Awards and Financial Aid office is dedicated to helping you achieve financial success while pursuing your postsecondary education.

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Scholarships and Bursaries

The following is an example of 1 Indigenous-learner bursary available from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

The Aboriginal Postsecondary Education and Training (PSET) Bursary

The PSET 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.

Learn more about our scholarship and bursary options. Alternatively, you can contact our Indigenous Education and Cultural Services team for more detailed information.

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Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

Many students rely on government-funded student loans to assist with the costs of postsecondary education. If you are an Ontario resident, you may be eligible for OSAP. By submitting a single OSAP application, you will be considered for federal and provincial loans and grants.

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On-campus Work Program

Our On-campus Work Program is designed to assist full-time students – who demonstrate a financial need – with useful career-related experiences that will help them achieve their personal and academic goals.

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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.

To find information on awards and financial aid available specifically to Indigenous students, contact Student Awards and Financial Aid or our Indigenous Education and Cultural Services.

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Aboriginal Student Services IconAboriginal Student Services

  • Overview

Aboriginal Student Services


Indigenous Education and Cultural Services offers inclusive learning spaces, including our University of Ontario Institute of Technology-Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre and Mukwa’s Den; we strive for these spaces to be your home away from home. You can talk with counsellors, meet other students and join in Indigenous activities and cultural events.

At the Centre, you can access culturally focused counselling and supports from a mental health counsellor; the culturally-relevant services and programs are designed to meet your individual needs as a First Nations, Métis or Inuit student. You can also attend sweat lodge ceremonies, cultural workshops cultural food days and talks by guest speakers, and have access to our Indigenous Knowledge Keeper.

You are encouraged to drop in to the Centre when an Elder visits the university, as part of our Visiting Elders program.

Learn more about our Indigenous Education and Cultural Services.

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Student Life iconStudent Life

  • Overview
  • Orientation Programs
  • Clubs and Societies
  • Athletics
  • Student Services
  • Security

Student Life


Explore your interests at university – both inside and outside of the classroom. You will have opportunities to attend social events or join a student club, perhaps play extracurricular sports (varsity or recreational) or – if you live on campus – become involved in your residence community.

See more of what student life is like at our university.

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Orientation Programs

Orientation and transition programs are available throughout the year, providing all incoming students and their families with the information and resources necessary to have a successful first-year experience. Specialized programs are also offered through our various Student Life departments in order to meet the needs of our diverse student population.

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Clubs and Societies

General Clubs

All official clubs and societies on campus are created by students for students, with the support of the Student Union. Our Campus Clubs and Student Societies office gives you the tools you need to get involved and offers rewarding social, cultural and educational opportunities for our members.

Aboriginal Student Circle

The Aboriginal Student Circle provides a culturally supportive environment for students at the University and Durham College who share an interest in Aboriginal cultures and traditions.

Student Union

Our Student Union exists to enhance the student experience. We are an advanced learning organization that encourages equality and equity, while providing you with essential services. Our Student Union is based upon 3 principles:

  • Empower our student body to take positive action for the betterment of our community.
  • Build a sustainable organization that will continuously advocate and support student needs.
  • Uphold and enrich our core values of diversity, integrity, innovation and accountability.

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Varsity Athletics – University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgebacks

We deliver first-class intercollegiate programs that create a sense of pride and community on campus. Ridgebacks teams compete at institutional, provincial, national and international levels, and offer a variety of ways to get involved in team sports and recreation. We offer sports at the varsity level in:

  • badminton
  • basketball
  • curling
  • dance
  • golf
  • ice hockey
  • rowing
  • soccer
  • women’s field lacrosse

Recreational Intramurals and Extramurals

We offer recreational sports and leagues you can participate in regardless of your skill level. 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.

Intramurals are organized, student-based sporting leagues offered in a variety of sports and activities. Many of these leagues offer a recreational or competitive division of play.

Extramurals provide you with the opportunity to be a part of a competitive team, travel to compete against other postsecondary institutions and further develop sport-specific skills through participation in a higher level of sport.

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Student Services

Career Centre

The Career Centre provides year-round service to students, recent graduates, employers, faculty and staff. We assist our students and graduates with job search and career exploration, and provide employers with a variety of recruitment services.

Student Accessibility Services (SAS)

SAS works with students with disabilities to ensure they have equal opportunities for academic success. We operate under the Ontario Human Rights Code and will help you arrange academic accommodations to support your studies.

Child Care Centre (CCC)

The CCC is an incorporated, not-for-profit childcare centre designed to meet the needs of today’s families. Conveniently located and committed to providing high-quality childcare services and programs, the CCC exists to serve the needs of our students, faculty and staff, as well as local families.

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The Office of Campus Safety is committed to protecting the rights of everyone on campus while providing a professional, respectful and safe campus environment. Working with our community partners, we provide services that endeavour to prevent crime and solve problems that affect our community.

We promote the value of respect for others and believe that safety and security are the responsibility of everyone on campus.

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Aboriginal Student Services IconHousing and Transportation

  • Overview
  • Housing
  • 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, we provide information on public transportation options and parking services.

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We offer 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.

Learn more about on-campus housing options at the university.

Off Campus

We provide off-campus living resources and assistance for students, landlords and residents. In addition to a rental listing service, we offer advice and general housing information.

Meal Plans

We offer a variety of meal plan options to suit every nutritional need and lifestyle, including flex dollars, which let you dine at all on-campus food service locations.

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Public Transportation

As a full-time student, you receive a Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass), which provides you with unlimited access to Durham Region Transit during the academic year. The cost for the U-Pass is included in your full-time student fees.

Our campus is easy to get to from all points in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. Find how to get to our university by car, transit or train.

Parking Services

A variety of parking options are available, including short-term parking, daily parking, visitor parking and permit parking.

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Wellbeing IconWell-Being

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Wellness in mind, body and spirit is important to your success at university. Maintaining optimal health – both mental and physical – will help you be more successful in meeting your educational objectives.

Health Services

The Campus Health Centre is committed to the delivery of high-quality health care services that promote student health in a professional and confidential manner.

Mental Health Services

Our Student Mental Health Services offer short-term individual counselling and therapy, off-campus referrals if you require long-term counselling/therapy, wellness activities and initiatives, and support groups.

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