We live in exciting times— from clean energy and smart grids to driverless cars and the Internet of Everything, new ideas and technologies are driving the demand for engineering graduates who can excel in the workplace of the evolving 21st century.

An engineering education provides young people with unique skills and limitless opportunities to work in innovative and highly-paid fields.  At the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, we give our students the building blocks necessary to form a foundation based on creative thinking, problem solving, social conscience, communication, and experiential teamwork.

As the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, I take great pride in leading the programs, research, and training of young people at the forefront of the talent pipeline in the new economy. The benefits of an engineering education at University of Ontario Institute of Technology include our forward-looking programs and specializations delivered through technology-enriched learning environments by a team of dedicated faculty with practical experience and research credentials. My own research into meeting a global demand for safe and secure energy through smart grid and microgrid technologies helps to connect me directly with passionate students who want to make a difference in the world.

A tradition of innovation

As one of Canada’s youngest and most dynamic universities, we've created an outstanding learning environment in Oshawa, which has been a hub of Canadian innovation for more than 100 years. We built our reputation through fully-accredited programs that combine hands-on foundational learning with cutting-edge specializations in new technologies taught in state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, and learning facilities. Students have access to over 70 laboratories and learning facilities, including the Automotive Centre of Excellence, which features one of the world's most advanced climatic wind tunnels.

In 2017, we opened the new Software and Informatics Research Centre, which houses laboratories for our new mechatronics engineering program and the Engineering Design and Innovation Studio. There, students are given the tools they need— including 3D printers, electronics, and construction and building materials— to transform their creative ideas into reality. Optional internship and co-op work terms encourage students to gain meaningful engineering experience and to explore various careers, while design teams allow students to compete and collaborate at national and international levels.

It’s no wonder the University of Ontario Institute of Technology has one of the highest graduate placement rates in Canada. We’re training  engineering leaders of tomorrow to be the new workforce.