The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) delivers a leading-edge learning environment that combines the pursuit of academic excellence, research opportunities, hands-on skills and a vibrant student life. UOIT’s undergraduate and graduate programs are both responsive to students’ educational needs and the market-driven requirements of employers, putting graduates one step ahead upon graduation.
UOIT’s founding mission called on the university to advance the highest quality of research in order to create the highest quality intellectual property. Since its inception, UOIT has exceeded all expectations in building a strong national reputation for research excellence. The university’s commitment to research excellence and innovation has resulted in millions of dollars in grants and awards, including five prestigious Canada Research Chairs, with another four in development, and six industrial research chairs. Since 2006, UOIT has had more than 80 invention disclosures; submitted more than 35 patent applications, four of which have been issued; entered into five licence agreements and supported two spin-off companies.
Innovative programs within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science provide high-quality engineering education through teaching and research excellence. Each one is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board, the highest possible affirmation of a Canadian university’s engineering programs. These provide our engineering graduates with the skills needed to succeed. Our research programs are exploring new solutions to global problems and educating future leaders, who will turn great ideas into products designed to make the world a better place. In these ways, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is shaping the future. It is generating new knowledge and advancing the frontiers of research helping to transform industry and society today and well into the future.