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:: WELCOME FROM THE DEAN :: WELCOME TO ENGINEERING AT UOIT :: PROGRAMS :: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING :: MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING :: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING :: COMPREHENSIVE OPTION :: ENERGY ENGINEERING OPTION :: MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING OPTION :: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING :: SOFTWARE ENGINEERING 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 9 9 10 11

:: ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT – TAKE YOUR DEGREE TO THE NEXT LEVEL 12 :: UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES :: GRADUATE STUDIES :: INTERNSHIP AND CO-OP OPPORTUNITIES :: INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS :: WORLD-CLASS FACULTY :: FACULTY HIGHLIGHTS :: EVER-EXPANDING FACILITIES :: LEADING-EDGE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT :: CHALLENGING PLAY AND WINNING TEAMS :: STUDENT LIFE :: ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS :: CONTACT INFORMATION
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Welcome from the dean
Engineering is a key profession for enhancing life and creating the industrial society of the 21st century. As a university that focuses on technology, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has excellent Engineering degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. I believe that your engineering education needs to prepare you for a career that will almost inevitably change direction more than once. UOIT’s Engineering programs offer innovative course delivery, state-of-the-art facilities (with additional buildings under construction) and a globally experienced faculty to ensure you obtain the necessary skills to thrive in an increasingly complex world. An innovative educational institution, UOIT is Ontario’s first laptop-based university. This means you will be immersed in a leading-edge learning environment that will allow you to remain connected to your peers and professors anytime and anywhere, on campus and beyond. Our undergraduate courses make significant use of online opportunities to enhance the in-class experience. Our energetic and committed professors have come to UOIT because they want to be part of a new kind of engineering program. UOIT’s internationally recognized faculty will collaborate with you in the classroom, the lab and in the field, providing you with valuable hands-on research experience and an in-depth education. Our commitment to the future is reflected everywhere on campus, including our environmentally progressive campus design. We are committed to producing engineers who will help redefine the automotive industry, the energy sector and the manufacturing trade, to name a few. As you read through these pages, you will be introduced to our programs, faculty and facilities. I encourage you to visit our campus to see for yourself what UOIT has to offer and review our website www.engineering.uoit.ca for additional information. I look forward to welcoming you to the UOIT engineering experience.

Dr. George Bereznai Dean

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Engineering at UOIT
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at UOIT has developed innovative programs that will prepare you to succeed as a next-generation engineer. Our growing national reputation for research excellence is reflected in the opportunity that you, as an undergraduate student, will have to work on groundbreaking research projects in state-of-the-art-facilities. This hands-on experience will prepare you to make an impact on society upon graduation. Each of our programs is designed to address both your educational needs and the market-driven requirements of employers.

Innovative programs:
:: Canada’s only degree programs in Automotive Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering; :: Challenging programs in Electrical Engineering and Software Engineering; :: A comprehensive Mechanical Engineering program with optional specialization in Mechatronics and Energy Engineering; :: An Engineering and Management option for all programs; and :: Co-op and internship opportunities with leading employers.

Exceptional facilities:
:: An award-winning campus located less than an hour east of downtown Toronto; :: State-of-the-art laboratories; and :: ACE-Global, the new Automotive Centre of Excellence, scheduled to open in late 2010. The facility will feature a climatic wind tunnel large enough to accommodate cars, buses, trucks, trains and airplane wings.

Research opportunities inside and outside the classroom:
:: Research projects in all programs, supervised directly by professors with associated expertise; and :: Active extracurricular campus teams that offer the opportunity for handson research and participation at national-level university competitions.

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Programs
Programs within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science are developed to meet the engineering needs of the new economy. Engaged, experienced professors will be your instructors. They will teach you how to look at things with an engineering eye and acquire problemsolving skills that will set you apart from your peers. You will work on team projects, learn to communicate clearly and graduate with the flexible and transferable skills essential for today’s workplace. Engineering design principles are integrated throughout each program, culminating in a fourth-year capstone project that will provide you with the opportunity to synthesize what you have learned as a member of a small student team tackling real-world research problems in collaboration with a faculty member.

A solid foundation: UOIT’s first-year common core
As a student in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, you begin with a common program of study. You will gain an in-depth understanding of mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing and technical communications, which are the foundation of all engineering disciplines. This approach ensures you will establish a solid foundation that you can build upon. You will also have an opportunity to learn about the various programs within the university context, offering you an opportunity to select a different engineering discipline should you discover a new program preference once you have started your studies.

Program list:
:: :: :: Automotive Engineering; Manufacturing Engineering; Mechanical Engineering with Comprehensive, Mechatronics and Energy Engineering options; Electrical Engineering; and Software Engineering

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*All programs offer a five-year Management option.

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Automotive Engineering
The Automotive Engineering program at UOIT is poised to meet the challenges associated with reshaping North America’s most important industrial sector. The urgent demand for advancements in transportation design is accelerating the research opportunities for alternative technologies such as electric and fuel cell-driven vehicles. The cars, planes, motorcycles and trucks of tomorrow will be clean, green and viable – and designed by automotive engineers being trained today.
The only program of its kind in Canada, UOIT’s Automotive Engineering program takes a multidisciplinary approach, combining a central focus on mechanical engineering with elements of manufacturing and electrical engineering. Based on this approach, the program has a course roster that covers a broad range of topics. State-of-the-art laboratories and facilities are being developed to further support the program. ACE-Global, our new automotive centre of excellence, is scheduled to open in late 2010 and will house a climatic wind tunnel and rolling road.

Program courses include:
:: Automotive Component and Systems Design; :: Automotive Structural Design and Materials Selection; :: Combustion and Engines; :: Computer-Aided Design; :: Mechatronics; and :: Vehicle Dynamics and Control.

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Manufacturing Engineering
Two million Canadians are employed in the Canadian manufacturing sector, and the need for innovative approaches to developing a strong manufacturing base continues to grow. UOIT offers the only accredited Manufacturing Engineering program in Canada. Although the sector is currently facing many challenges, by the time you graduate you will be well-positioned to lead its recovery and play a leading role in the advancement of Canadian businesses.
As a student in the Manufacturing Engineering program you will be exposed to the design and improvement of high-tech systems for the production and manufacturing of products. This includes the development and application of new and advanced technologies such as robotics, automation and intelligent controls in the manufacturing sector. The program is interdisciplinary in approach, which is important for a discipline that involves interfacing with other engineers to help find ways to bring their designs to fruition, bearing in mind factors such as cost, quality, reliability, appearance, etc.

Program courses include:
:: Artificial Intelligence in Engineering; :: Computer-Aided Design; :: Integrated Manufacturing Systems; :: Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines; :: Manufacturing and Production Processes; :: Mechatronics; :: Robotics and Automation; and :: Structure and Properties of Materials.

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Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical engineering overlaps significantly with other disciplines – electrical, chemical, civil, computer and software to name a few – and it is arguably the most interdisciplinary of engineering fields.
As a Mechanical Engineering student you will have the choice of three educational streams: :: Comprehensive option; :: Energy Engineering option; and :: Mechatronics option. The first two years are almost entirely common for all routes through the Mechanical Engineering program. In the final two years, you will focus on your area of specialization.

Comprehensive option
The comprehensive option of the Mechanical Engineering program offers exposure to the full breadth of mechanical engineering. Graduates will be well-positioned to find employment in a variety of public/private industries and services, including automotive, heavy and machinery, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning, machines and mechanisms, transportation, dynamics and vibrations, prime movers, robotics and automation, telecommunications and energy/environment.

Program courses include:
:: Computer-Aided Design; :: Control Systems; :: Electric Circuits; :: Mechatronics; :: Statistics and Solid Mechanics; and :: Thermodynamics.

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Energy Engineering option
The appropriate management of energy issues is critical to a vibrant economy. This specialization deals with all aspects of energy, from its generation to its end use, and includes energy conversion, storage, transportation and distribution. Energy engineering increasingly focuses on the efficient and environmentally benign use of energy, as well as energy security and reliability.

Program courses include:
:: Advanced Power Generation; :: Applied Thermal and Fluids Engineering; :: Electromechanical Energy Conversion; :: Energy and Environmental Impact; :: Energy Engineering Systems Design; :: Fossil Fuel Energy Conversion; :: Sustainable and Alternative Energy Technologies; and :: Thermal Environmental Engineering.

Mechatronics option
Mechatronics engineering involves the design and application of intelligent, computer-controlled electromechanical systems. It often leads to products and processes with significantly enhanced function and performance. This specialization exposes students to the integration of electronics and mechanical systems using automated and intelligent computer-control systems to produce new devices (e.g. artificial hearts, anti-lock braking systems).

Program courses include:
:: Advanced Mechatronics; :: Circuit Design; :: Control Systems; :: Electromechanical Energy Conversion; :: Fluid Power Systems; :: Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines; :: Mechatronic Systems Design; :: Microprocessors; and :: Robotics and Automation.

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Electrical Engineering
The Electrical Engineering program at UOIT prepares graduates to deal with the rapid advances in technology that are intrinsic to the electrical industrial sector. This sector powers the new economy, and the applications for electrical engineering are far-ranging.
Our program focuses on the design and manufacturing of the components of electrical and computer technologies and the integration of these components into complex systems. Power generation, transmission and distribution systems are one specialty, with an emphasis on ensuring quality and reliability while addressing such problems as the integration of power provided by renewable energy systems. We also specialize in control systems, and the design and development of the building blocks for communication systems and networks. Electrical engineering is continually exploring new opportunities and challenges. Opportunities include the significant developments in telecommunications networks, wireless communication, the Internet and available computing power. Challenges include determining how to use technology to tackle societal and environmental needs, such as the urgent requirement for efficient, long-range electric vehicles. This program offer many possibilities.

Program courses include:
:: Computer Architecture; :: Computer Networks; :: Control Systems; :: Digital and Wireless Communications; :: Digital Signal Processing Theory and Design; :: Digital Systems; :: Electrical Engineering Systems Design; :: Electric Machines; :: Electromagnetics; :: Electronic Circuit Design; :: Power Electronics; and :: Power Systems.

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Software Engineering
The Software Engineering program at UOIT provides intensive exposure to the engineering challenges associated with the development and utilization of computer software. This elite program also addresses the design of computers, computer science, integration of software into computer systems and the applications of software systems.
Demand for software engineers continues with increased technology advancement and new software being introduced to consumers, businesses and industry on a global scale. The range of software engineering applications is growing. From special-effects software for the movie industry, through to software controlling devices such as digital cameras and robots, and software that drives businesses and the financial sector, new opportunities and challenges are being created all of the time. This includes the development of more powerful software and computers and the growing requirement for trained professionals to meet emerging needs.

Program courses include:
:: Algorithm Design; :: Computer Architecture; :: Computer Networks and Security; :: Data Management Systems; :: Human-Computer Interfacing; :: Operating Systems; :: Programming Languages; :: Real-Time Systems; :: Software Engineering; :: Software Design; :: Software Quality; and :: Software Project Management.

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Engineering and management – take your degree to the next level
To meet the growing need for engineers with the leadership ability to succeed in a business environment, our programs offer an innovative management variation. You can choose to complement the technical studies of your engineering program with business and management courses, by opting for a five-year Bachelor of Engineering and Management program in one of the following areas: :: Automotive Engineering and Management; :: Manufacturing Engineering and Management; :: Mechanical Engineering and Management; :: Electrical Engineering and Management; and :: Software Engineering and Management.

Start your career with the business skills you need to lead
Our challenging Engineering and Management programs allow you to gain critical business operations management skills in key areas, including: :: Engineering operations and project management; :: Finance; :: Financial and managerial accounting; :: Marketing; and :: Organizational behaviour and management of human resources. You will complete the first three years of your engineering program followed by a specialized Business and Management year. The final year you will finish your engineering program, while incorporating aspects of the knowledge gained during your Business and Management year. If you are interested in applying to an Engineering and Management program, you are required to apply to the engineering program that you wish to pursue. Once accepted, you can apply to enrol in the Engineering and Management program. It is possible to transfer into the Business and Management option at any time before your third year.

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Undergraduate research opportunities
Research opportunities for undergraduate students are a key differentiator between UOIT and traditional higher-learning institutions. Our faculty members are eager to provide you with opportunities to undertake research projects and understand that hands-on experience will give you an edge in getting a job or pursuing graduate studies and research careers. Student–faculty research collaboration happens at UOIT on an ongoing basis and this unique one-on-one model is an important part of our student experience. The following are some examples of projects that our students have worked on.

Graduate studies
If you wish to continue your studies after completing your undergraduate degree at UOIT, we continue to introduce new graduate engineering opportunities. UOIT presently offers the following graduate programs: :: Master of Applied Science (MASc) and Master of Engineering (MEng) in Automotive Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering; and :: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering. :: For more details about graduate studies at UOIT, please visit www.gradstudies.uoit.ca.

Automatic door opening mechanism design
As part of their Capstone Design course, four engineering students designed an innovative automatic door opening mechanism prototype that stores energy in the form of compressed air each time the door is manually opened, subsequently using the stored energy for assisted automatic openings. The door remains functional during emergency situations or power loss, which is extremely beneficial for people who rely on automatic doors as part of an accessible community, and is energy-efficient since it does not rely on electricity for operation. The prototype won first place at the UOIT Capstone Design competition in the fall of 2007, followed by a second-place finish in the Minerva Canada James Ham Safe Design Awards contest. In addition, the students were selected as one of two teams to represent Canada at Talente 2008, held in Munich, Germany

EcoCAR Challenge
UOIT won a spot amongst 16 elite teams across Canada and the United States to participate in EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge, a competition that began in Fall 2008. The competition aims to convert a Saturn Vue crossover into an eco-friendly vehicle. UOIT selected a fully electric vehicle model. The team, guided by Dr. Greg Rohrauer, an assistant professor with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and academic director for ACE-Global, will compete over three years, with the students developing their designs in the first year and then building, testing and refining the prototype for the final two years. A competition will be held at the end of years 2 and 3, which will be subject to a screening similar to those completed on pre-production prototypes. For more information about UOIT’s EcoCAR, please visit www.uoit.ca/ecocar/.

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Internship and co-op opportunities
UOIT’s strong partnerships provide students with outstanding optional, paid internship, placement and co-op opportunities. This real-world experience from leading employers will allow you to gain a competitive edge upon graduation and enable you to develop engineering and business skills that will in turn enhance your: :: Confidence level; :: Understanding of the role of engineering; and :: Marketability to future employers. Students who participate in our co-op and internship programs can accumulate credit of up to 12 months towards their professional engineer designation based on relevant working experience.

Co-op
Our co-op program offers you valuable practical hands-on experience that will enable you to explore your career options in a two- to four-month placement that typically occurs doing the summer months. If you choose to participate in one of our engineering placements, you can do so at any stage of your academic studies.

Internship
The internship experience gives students the chance to handle complex, challenging work projects and be treated as employees of an organization. Most often, students find that their internship experience exceeds their expectations, resulting in conditional offers of employment upon graduation. Internships are available during your third-year of studies and are 12 to 16 months in duration.

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Opportunities with leading employers: :: Aiolos :: Bruce Power; :: Cameco Corporation; :: CAMI Automotive; :: Celestica; :: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission; :: DDACE; :: General Dynamics Canada; :: General Electric; :: General Motors of Canada; :: Hydro One; :: IBM; :: Johnson Controls; :: Klenzoid; :: Linamar Corporation; :: Magna International; :: Messier-Dowty; :: Morrison Lamothe; :: Ontario Power Generation; :: Research in Motion; :: Roll Form Group; and :: Smurfit-MBI.

Industry connections
Each of our innovative programs is created in collaboration with our strong industry connections. This means that the education you receive at UOIT is current and you will graduate with the skills that today’s employers demand.

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Core faculty Ibrahim Dincer, BSc, MSc, PhD, PEng Min Dong, BEng, Professors at UOIT are experts in their fields from around the world. These men and women will challenge and inspire PhD Mikael Eklund, BSc, you to push your own boundaries of thinking and learning while broadening your knowledge and understanding in your chosen field. MSc, PhD, PEng Ebrahim Esmailzadeh, BSc (Hons)(Eng), MPhil, PhD Dean – George Bereznai, BE, MEng, PhD, PEng Associate dean, Research and Graduate Studies CEng, PEng, FASME, FCSME, – Greg Naterer, BMath, MASc, PhD, PEng, FCSME, FASME Associate dean, Accreditation and FIMechE, SMIEEE Kamiel Undergraduate Studies – Michael Bennett, BSc, MA, PhD, PEng, PMP Director, Automotive, Gabriel, BSc, MBA, MSc, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering programs – Hossam Kishawy, BSc, MSc, PhD, PEng PhD, PEng Ali Grami, BSc, Director, Electrical and Software Engineering programs MEng, PhD, PEng, SMIEEE – Mikael Eklund, BSc, MSc, PhD, PEng Marnie Ham, Engineering Technology diploma, BSc, BSc, MASc, PhD, PEng Yuping He, BASc, MASc, PhD, PEng Hossam Kishawy, BSc, MSc, PhD, PEng Ramiro Liscano, BSc (Eng), MSc
Before arriving at UOIT, Assistant Professor Dr. Min Dong was lead researcher and developer for the Corporate Research and Development Division at Qualcomm Incorporated in San Diego, California. While in this position, Dr. Dong pursued innovations in advanced wireless technologies and data solutions. She has made significant contributions to the design and standardization of orthogonal frequency-division multiple access technologies for the next generation broadband mobile communications and is the co-inventor of 12 pending patents. Her current research is focused on signal processing, wireless communications and broadband mobile networks. Facing the increasingly limited spectrum and energy availability for wireless communications, she is focusing on improving resource utilization efficiency for future wireless communication systems and networks. Dr. Dong seeks to identify the fundamental limitations and trade-offs for resource-limited communications, and develop technologies and methodologies to leverage the intelligence of system and network operation to be control efficient, link adaptive and user co-operative.
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World-class faculty

(Eng), PhD, PEng, SMIEEE Lixuan Lu, BES, MES, PhD, PEng Richard Marceau, BEng, MScA, PhD, PEng, FCAE Ruth Milman, BASc, MASc, PhD Greg Naterer, BMath, MASc, PhD, PEng, FCSME, FASME Scott Nokleby, BEng, MASc, PhD, PEng Remon Pop-Iliev, BASc, MASc, PhD, PEng Shahryar Rahnamayan, BSc, MSc, PhD Bale Reddy, BTech, MTech, PhD Jing Ren, BSc, MSc, PhD, PEng Ghaus Rizvi, BE, MS, MASc, PhD, PEng Greg Rohrauer, DEC, BEng, PhD, PEng Marc Rosen, BASc, MASc, PhD, PEng, FASME,
Dr. Greg Naterer, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Advanced Energy Systems, professor and associate dean, Research and Graduate Studies, and his team are developing new clean-energy technologies, with a focus on nuclear hydrogen production and electric vehicle batteries. Leading a consortium that includes Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, and several others, Dr. Naterer’s team is testing the world’s first lab-scale copper-chlorine (Cu-Cl) cycle for hydrogen production by thermochemical water splitting at UOIT. Hydrogen is a clean fuel for cars, trains, homes, etc., and potentially a major solution to climate change. When linked with nuclear stations, waste heat and/or solar energy, the Cu-Cl cycle is a much cleaner and lower-cost alternative to existing technologies, such as those used for Alberta's oil sands.

The research interests of Dr. Remon Pop-Iliev, associate professor and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) – General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) Senior Chair in Innovative Design Engineering, include engineering design, manufacturing engineering, engineering materials, and technologies for the manufacturing of cellular materials and composites.

FCSME, FEIC, FIEF, FCAE Shahram Shahbazpanahi, BSc, MSc, PhD, PEng Vijay Sood, BSc, MASc, PhD, FIEEE, FEIC, OIQ Ying Wang, BEng, MASc, PhD, PEng Dan Zhang, BASc, MASc, PhD, PEng Ying Zhu, BSc, MSc, PhD
Dr. Vijay Sood brings decades of engineering and research experience to UOIT in his present role as an associate professor. For more than 30 years, Dr. Sood was a researcher at IREQ (Hydro-Quebec) in Montreal and during that time he became recognized as an industry expert with strong links to academia.

His nationally recognized research focuses on the design, development, and optimization of polymer processing technologies for the manufacturing of polyolefin foams and foamed composites blown by environmentally safe chemical blowing agents. He has pioneered the use of polypropylene in single-charge integral-skin rotational foam moulding for both foamed core and solid skin applications. In addition he is developing innovative polymer processing technologies for cellular composites, novel lightweight long-reach composite robotic arms and plug-in extended range hybrid vehicles that use hydrogen as a fuel.

Complementary faculty Ahmad Barari, BSc, MSc, PhD, PEng Michael Bennett, BSc, MA, PhD, PEng, PMP Daniel Fischer, BASc, MASc, PhD, PEng Jurgen Hecht, BSc, MASc Vinh Quan, BASC, MASc, PhD, PEng Yuelei Yang, BE, MS, PhD
A member of the Ordre des ingènieurs du Québec, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, Dr. Sood also serves as the director of the IEEE Canadian Foundation and is the editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery.
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Dr. Sood has extensive experience in High Voltage DC transmission and flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) and their controllers. His research focuses on the monitoring, controlling and protection of power systems and on the integration of renewable energies in the smart grid.

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Ever-expanding facilities
As Ontario’s first laptop-based university, we’ve combined the latest educational technology with state-of-the-art classrooms and labs so you graduate with the skills necessary to succeed in the new economy.

ACE-Global
Our students have the opportunity to be part of automotive history – playing a key role in the reinvention of the automotive manufacturing sector. As an Automotive Engineering student you will have access to ACE-Global (Automotive Centre of Excellence), an innovative, world-class testing centre for research and development focused on automotive manufacturing and industrial applications. Construction began in 2009 on this 146,000 square-foot facility, which will be equipped to support automotive-related undergraduate and graduate teaching, and collaborative and industrysponsored research. It will also be home to a climatic wind tunnel that is sized to accommodate cars, buses, trucks, trains and airplane wings.

Integrated Manufacturing Centre
Our Integrated Manufacturing Centre is a fully automated, industrialgrade, flexible, manufacturing facility capable of fabricating and assembling a wide range of products from raw materials. Students use advanced technologies to create fully functional, automated work cells, which they can integrate and program in robotic assembly facilities.

Ontario Power Generation Engineering building
The 40,000-square-foot, three-storey OPG Engineering building includes 17 laboratories designed to give you the latest in hands-on skills. These state-of-the-art learning areas include a rapid prototyping and manufacturing lab, a combustion and engines lab, a mechatronics and robotics lab and an emerging energy systems lab with solar, wind, hydrogen and fuel-cell technology.

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Leading-edge learning environment
UOIT is a leader among North American universities in implementing and using course- and industry-specific software for laptop learning. You will receive a high-end laptop at the beginning of your studies and your professors also develop sophisticated course content using a powerful campus-wide online learning management system.

Mobile learning
You’ve never experienced education like this before. UOIT’s national award-winning mobile learning environment allows you to connect with your professors and peers any time, anywhere – and puts you one step ahead come graduation. One of the greatest advantages of our Mobile Learning program is that all students have equal access to the same technology, resources and services. UOIT’s Student Laptop Ownership program means you graduate with your degree in one hand and your laptop in the other. After completing your final year of studies in a full-time, multi-year program you will be eligible to purchase a laptop for $1 upon graduation. www.uoit.ca/mobile

Smart classrooms
A great advantage to learning at UOIT is that our campus is comprised of smart classrooms that are equipped with data projectors, state-of-the-art lecture podiums, wireless access throughout and areas that include wired and electric drop plugs for improved computing access. State-of-the-art podiums are outfitted with a data projector, Internet connection and controls for the lights, microphone and screens. They also enable faculty to connect their laptop to the podium desktop computer and simultaneously project their lectures.

Tablet computers
Resembling laptops, tablet computers are designed to convert to a notebook by manually turning the screen and folding it down. Using a stylus pen, professors can easily compose handwritten notes and sketches directly on the screen with ease and project them for the entire class to view during lectures. Special software is available to allow professors to convert handwritten notes into typed text documents for distribution to students, giving you more time to focus on lectures rather than worrying about taking notes. Professors are also able to label or make notes during lectures, which can later be saved and accessed. Tablet computers are particularly useful for math and technical text notations as they provide the ability to scroll back for clarification, an option not available when using a blackboard or whiteboard.

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Challenging play and winning teams
UOIT Engineering students continue to prove that they are a cut above the rest, participating in on-campus design competitions as well as regional, national and international events and a number vehicle team challenges.

External design competitions
As a UOIT Engineering student, you can challenge yourself outside of the classroom by getting involved in external design competitions that bring together engineering students from a variety of other educational institutions. Here are a few examples of the extraordinary accomplishments our engineering students have achieved: Ontario Engineering Competition; :: 2009 first place – Senior Design Competition; :: 2007 first place – Junior Design Competition; :: 2007 third place – Senior Design Competition; and :: 2006 third place – Junior Design Competition. Canadian Engineering Competition; :: 2009 third place – Senior Design Competition. 2007 Formula SAE West Competition: :: William C. Mitchell Rookie Award – Best finish for a first-year team; and :: Second-best Canadian team overall. Being involved with a vehicle team is another popular choice for UOIT Engineering students, giving them an opportunity to design, build and test next-generation vehicles. Other teams include: :: EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge team; :: Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Car team; and :: Omega Solar: UOIT’s solar vehicle team.

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Student life
UOIT understands that your university experience is about more than just the challenges you face in the classroom. From your first day on campus you’ll find activities and pursuits that meet your own unique interests. A variety of fun activities and informative sessions will welcome you to campus and assist you with the transition to university. In addition, the Student Life office offers a comprehensive first-year student orientation program throughout the academic year. There are dozens of campus clubs, including program-related groups such as Engineers Without Borders, the National Society of Black Engineers and Women in Engineering. You will also find students who share your other interests through groups such as the UOIT Triathlon Club, while organizations such as Boycott the Bottle and Rotaract work toward a better world by advocating on key social issues. We even offer a Co-curricular Recognition program that supports and recognizes your participation and leadership in campus activities. Leadership awards and recognition ceremonies are held for graduating students in the spring. E.P Taylor’s, one of UOIT’s campus pubs, is located in the Student Centre . and is a popular spot to catch great entertainment for all ages. If your interests run more towards the political arena, you may want to consider the Student Association, which works to serve the needs of all students. If you’re more the happy host, our Student Ambassador program could be just your thing. Student ambassadors are proactive leaders who introduce prospective students and their families to the UOIT community by leading campus tours and providing a current student’s perspective.

Recreation
When you’re not challenging your mind in the classroom, UOIT offers plenty of opportunity on campus to stay active and physically challenge your body. Our spectacular Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre (CRWC) includes five gymnasiums, an elevated indoor walking/jogging track and the Flex, a 10,000-sq.-ft. fitness centre featuring state-of-the-art cardio and weight machines. For more information, please visit www.campusrecreationcentre.com We also offer squash courts, covered tennis courts and an indoor golf driving facility. Of course, if you are simply interested in meeting new people and having fun, we offer intramural sports and activities such as basketball, volleyball, hockey, soccer, group fitness, badminton and jiu-jitsu.

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Admission requirements and scholarships
Ontario admission requirements
Prerequisites: :: Minimum overall average of 70 per cent on six 4U or 4M credits including ENG4U (minimum 60 per cent), MHF4U, MCV4U, SCH4U and SPH4U; :: Students presenting MCB4U (Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus – Old),will also require MCV4U (Calculus and Vectors – New); :: Students presenting MGA4U (Geometry and Discrete Mathematics – Old) will also require MHF4U (Advanced Functions – New); and :: Combined minimum average of 70 per cent in math and science courses. Strong applicants missing one of the prerequisites are still encouraged to contact our student academic advisor or associate dean to discuss the possibilities. For more information, visit www.engineering.uoit.ca.

Scholarships
Because your education is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make, our Financial Aid and Awards office works hard to ensure you have everything you need to meet your financial obligations. UOIT is committed to helping support the financial aspect of your post-secondary journey and encourages you to take advantage of budget counselling and on-campus and summer employment opportunities to assist with the cost of your tuition, books and other fees. Engineering faculty scholarships are awarded to selected Ontario secondary school students who are admitted to UOIT and possess an outstanding admissions average. We also offer a number of High Achievement Recognition Awards and Awards of Recognition that are based on your admission average and do not require an application. In addition, thanks to the generosity of donors, there are a variety of bursaries and other student awards available if you are in financial need and in good academic standing. The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and the Canada Student Loans program will also provide financial assistance if you qualify. For more information, please visit www.uoit.ca/scholarships.

Scholarships requiring an application
:: Chancellor’s scholarship – one valued at $28,000; :: President’s scholarship – two valued at $24,000 each; and :: Founder’s scholarship – two valued at $20,000 each. Please note: Renewal is subject to maintaining a minimum grade point average (GPA).

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The best way to experience UOIT is to participate in one of our campus tours.
Our student ambassadors will introduce you to the university and take you on an exciting tour of our diverse campus. You will have the opportunity to see our buildings, classrooms, residences and student services. During your tour you will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about campus facilities and student life. To tour our campus, please call 905.721.3190 or visit www.uoit.ca/tours. If you are unable to visit us, feel free to send your questions along to Dr. Michael Bennett, associate dean, Accreditation and Undergraduate Studies, at michael.bennett@uoit.ca.

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905.721.3178 www.uoit.ca www.engineering.uoit.ca

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