UOIT's innovative and 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.
Professors and students undertake research in a wide range of areas that include automotive design and engineering, business and information technology, computational science, alternative and sustainable energy, nuclear engineering, law enforcement, manufacturing, community/public health, to name just a few. UOIT's unique and technology-rich teaching and 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. At UOIT, the possibilities are endless.
May 9, 2001 was an historic day for Durham Region and Northumberland County. The Government of Ontario announced plans for the first brand new university in the province in 40 years, earmarking $60 million in startup funds through Ontario SuperBuild Corporation. An operations centre was immediately established next to the Durham College President's office where 11 teams, working seven days a week, produced a to-do list of 856 tasks and hundreds of sub-tasks. Team members toured top institutions across North America to study best practices.
The university officially came into being on June 27, 2002, with the legislature's passage of Bill 109, Schedule O, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Act, 2002. Administrators had 14 months to prepare for opening day in September 2003. UOIT would become Ontario’s first university to use the latest technology to deliver its curriculum, giving students a competitive edge in tomorrow's workplace.
UOIT was ready to meet challenge. The university welcomed its first class of 947 students on September 4, 2003, ushering in a new era of post-secondary in Durham Region and in Ontario.
The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) delivers a leading-edge learning environment that uniquely combines academic knowledge, research opportunities, hand-on skills and a vibrant student life. Our diverse array of career-oriented undergraduate and graduate programs – taught by award-winning faculty – is responsive to the needs of students and employers, providing graduates with the skills and knowledge to lead and succeed in the 21st century workplace.
· 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
In 2013-2014, more than four out of five graduating students participated in work-integrated learning through opportunities such as co-ops, internships and practicums.
The university houses more than 70 specialized research laboratories and facilities. These facilities show our commitment to attracting leading scholars and creating excellent learning experiences.
The university wants to grow into an even more innovative mixed-use, vibrant community hub. To reach this goal we are creating a Campus Master Plan to develop 190 acres directly north of the campus. This expansion will establish the new classrooms, laboratories and infrastructure required to provide students, professors and researchers with the space they need to build Canada's competitiveness while creating an exciting and rewarding educational experience.