Good University, nice campus. Was there for summer scool from germany.
I've attended a few schools now, including Dalhousie, University of King's College, and the University of Innsbruck. If you're interested in a really vibrant campus life (especially if you're into activities in the arts), I would suggest going away to another school; UOIT just isn't quite set up to provide an ideal, social first year experience like other schools will offer.
However, educationally, I have had an excellent time here. Versus larger schools (like Dalhousie), the experience is much more personal. For example, instead of being matched to a different advisor every time I need an appointment (and waiting two weeks), mine is always available and knows me and all of my individual concerns without having to constantly start from scratch. When it comes to the professors, I have felt that the vast majority are truly invested in my success. The program (accounting) is no easier than any other I have taken, but there has been support every step of the way from both student services and faculty. Ultimately, this approach makes sense; the school cannot simply coast by on a well established name, and it's therefore in their interest to see students build their reputation through actual career success!
I don't regret coming here at all, and have had an experience that compares very favourably in many ways to the others schools I have attended. It depends on what you're looking for and what your priorities are. I honestly came here because it was close to home and the most financially sensible choice when I switched programs, but knowing what I do now after almost four years, I would happily make it again.
No campus life, campus is just a bunch of buildings built around the same piece of grass. Instructors are pretty bad, and some have poor English. They're clearly still trying to figure out what they're doing. I do not recommend it.
Where do I begin with this school.... They call themselves the University of Ontario Institute of TECHNOLOGY but can't process payments via credit cards, and if you get help from OSAP you can't do monthly payments they want the money all at once but yet other colleges and universities offer that option, hell, even Durham College located right next door to them take credit card payments for tuition and just about anything else. The staff of the institution are extremely rude. The list goes on with that school. The one thing they actually have going for them is the profs outside of that I wouldn't bother with this school.
Good school, better profs than my highschool teachers. Very expensive though.
Love the school so much. Great people, great profs. All classes are well taught. Beautiful campus. Only con is the library being too small, but otherwise its a great school. Highly suggest it to anyone
As an international student currently attending the school doing first year Biological Life Sciences. I would say the school is great!
-The school is small
-the professors are great very knowledgeable
-everything is new and state of the art
-lots of peer assisting and tutorial programs
Its a good school
Pros: largest lecture is like 250
Offers lots of help with course material
People here are pretty good
Decent size course load
Cons: EXTREMELY expensive
Dorms are filled with "high school" drama
Oshawa is boring
Cafeteria "A" has awful Food
Not many sports teams
Only University in Ontario who will give you a bachelor in Networking & Security.
Has courses that's only offered at this University in Ontario:
-Netwkork Engineer and Security
-Nuclear Science Engineering
-Energy System Engineering
This University is what I would call a mediocre University.
Pros: Mostly great professors. Small classrooms means you get face to face time with the Profs a lot. Beautiful campus, and lots of parking. Courre material is not too heavy, and not too light. Mostly all the lectures are available in PDF format online.
Cons: Terribly small. No room to sit and study. You can look around for an hour and not find a place. Many exams and midterms scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays.
Profs are very good, knowledgeable, prepared, and helpful especially in the office hours.
The lecture halls, labs and tutorial rooms, are really good, and comfortable.
Graduated with a finance major about a year ago. If you want a job in finance, stay very far away from this name. Unfortunately, the way Ontario works is that if you don't go to a target school, your probability of ending up in higher finance is very low, especially from here. The recent job fair at UOIT had very few finance related opportunities and the ones that were there related to advising at a local branch or something similar. The coop and internship system is also terrible. They have something called Global Edge, which is essentially a scam and a waste of time, because it is not going to help you at all if you want to work in finance. The corporate levels of banks will not be coming to this school, because the career services at UOIT think that working at a retail branch is good enough for a graduate from UOIT's finance program. Good luck contacting bank recruiters, because they will most likely not be getting back to you. You can work at a retail branch after high school if you want to, so if you are thinking about it, please do not waste your time here.
P.S. Investors Group will hire you out of high school if you beg hard enough. Going to a university and working on full commission at Investor's Group is not a career.
TERRIBLE SCHOOL WITH TERRIBLE ADMINISTRATION. Rip off. Expensive food as if the tuition wasn't high enough. Lack of job opportunities.
Prepare for a lot of this:
Interviewer: What school are you from?
Interviewer: Oh UofT? That's great.
Me: No ma'am, UOIT. University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
Interviewer: Oh, I haven't heard of that. We really are looking for someone with more experience.
This was a really happening place on Tuesday night. I would recommend it with a group of people. We decided to get 7 types of wings 10 each for 4 people. Towards the end we were all full but kept on eating Bc it was good. The beer on tap felt like it was watered down so not a big fan of that and a big No No on the Parmesan wings. The waitress were really nice and friendly. The service was pretty quick. Much quicker then Buffalo Wild Wings.
The newest university in Canada, the school is fresh, high tech, easy to commute to, and is open 24 hours a day. Great facilities!
Pretty much in the middle of nowhere. Felt like a giant highschool. It was a good transition university for me, I transferred to UofT in my second year of undergrad. Their biology program was very basic, did not offer any room for specialization.
On the plus side, the facilities are super new, and the buildings are all close together so there isn't much travel time between classes.
The mandatory laptop thing was super lame, though.
The campus is very nice with very modern designs and modern technologies.
I had originally attended the school for the Game Development and Entrepreneurship program but later dropped out for my own reasons at the start of the third year.
The laptops given as part of certain program vary on quality and performance depending on what program you're in. They're all Lenovo ThinkPad which is a very reliable and trusted brand overall. The Game Dev laptops are some of the best given out and was adequately used throughout the program.
Great school if your program is here, growing at a amazing rate for its age.
I'm going into my 4th year of studies at UOIT for Automotive Engineering, following a successful 1 year internship at Siemens Canada. It's cool to see that UOIT has hosted Siemens Canada CEO Robert Hardt speak on campus on the subject of "The Future of Advanced Manufacturing."
Two of my closest friends of mine here at UOIT have held internship positions at Honda Canada Manufacturing (Die Cast Department), and Canadian Tire (Maintenance Engineering). Others have went on to work at GM and General Dynamics to name a couple. I've also talked with students who have collaborated with Bombardier Aerospace and General Motors for their Capstone projects. Another friend of mine has done research work in the ACE wind tunnel for Mantis Racing as part of a Summer work placement.
Despite what some people have suggested earlier in my experience I have met some brilliant students; a couple have even co-founded a 3D printing company.
Having said this, for such a young University it is actually quite well known.
I like that the campus is small and easy to get around. The software that is included on the laptop program is great, meaning you can work from your home with a license (NX, Carsim, Matlab...). Nothing on Teamcenter for the Engineering students to my knowledge, but there is a course in Durham College which deals with Teamcenter.
Professor quality is reasonable, you have some that are more difficult to understand than others (especially in higher years) but generally everyone is willing to help you.
The only thing I guess which bothered me was that there could be a tad bit more study space, sometimes during exams it is difficult to find a comfortable working area in the library. However, there are a few other spaces on campus, like the DC buildings and ACE.
I am studying mechanical engineering and I love it, it is very easy to succeed at this school given all the resources and help the profs and the T.A provide. I love everything about this school, I love that it is small and easy to get around. It is a school for people that really just want to commute and go to school to JUST study. not many parties, but when studying engineering it isn't really a loss.
School has one of the highest drop out rates in all of Ontario for Engineering.
I mean, what else to be expected when they let in students by the truck loads with 60-65% Grade 12 averages. Poor students are fooled into thinking that the same level of effort that got them 60's in high school will become engineers with the same amount of effort.
What the school doesn't tell you is two fold:
1) In order to keep their accreditation, they have to maintain academic standards, so students who got 60's in grade 12 cannot possibly keep up with the academics. And students with 60's and 70's make up a bulk of the newly admitted students at UOIT.
2) Even at 11 years old, the school is so new that engineering firms in and around the GTA, still ask "UO...what?" when hiring. Common theme among UOIT graduates, is having to tell people about what/who/where their school is.
Do yourself a favour, work/study harder and go to an established school.
Majority of my nephews friends who graduated UOIT with engineering degrees are working in non technical/menial labour jobs, while his sister who went to Queen's for engineering had 6 job offers even before she graduated. Ironically, he graduated with higher grades from UOIT than she did from Queen's.
Now, I am not blowing smoke here, but basing this on my 23 years as a technical recruiter for some of the largest engineering firms in Canada.
I have no affiliation with UOIT or Queen's or any other university.
I am studying mechanical engineering at this school and the applications through the use of technological software are fantastic! However this school has a very high dropout rate and is one of the most expensive institutions in the country. Great co-op and internship opportunities, while the school takes pride in employing incredibly intelligent professors. You are given chances to perform your own projects and collaborate with other students. Many people are not satisfied on the subject of the mandatory laptops. Personally, I find it very convenient to have all of my simulation, MATLAB and NX CAD software, Microsoft office etc. always with me. The course load is very challenging, they want you to excel and absorb the most amount of knowledge by the time you graduate so you are ready for the work place, or academia. I think what is key to note about this University over others, is to keep in mind that it is a STEM school. The term implying, Science - Technology - Engineering - Mathematics. The employment rate for graduated students is impressively high within 6 months after graduation, speaking in terms of the entire school. If you are interested in engineering, I recommend this exponentially growing University, that has ten folded in population since opening. The research being done here is inspiring, and students in their fourth year get to participate in CAPSTONE projects, work that is being supervised under a faculty member. This institution is under rated. Many schools don't take on 6 courses a semester, but here you do at least half your degree. The school is hardly over a decade in age and it has already accomplished so much. One improvement the University needs is an increase in overall school spirit. The campus isn't large and has pretty well two pubs. Not entirely feasible for an engineering student to attend those weekly pub nights with a demanding course load, but if you work hard enough you can participate and have fun. The school is located in North Oshawa, so it's important to understand that walking distances to many places is not the most ideal, and all the bars are downtown Oshawa..but you are here for an education right!