The University of Ontario Institute of Technlogy should definitely be on your list if you’re looking for an MBA in Science in which you will be provided with internships and company sponsored consulting projects. The industry connections are the key that students land with managerial roles in world’s top pharmaceutical companies like Amgen, Eily Lily, and Genentech. It ranks #942 according to U.S. News' 'Best Global Universities Ranking' list.
With the population of just over 1.5 lakhs (1.4% south Asians), Oshawa is a small city in Canada. Located in Southern Ontario, Oshawa is just about 60 kilometers east of Downtown Toronto. The town is known to be the Canadian base for General Motors. It is also home to the Parkwood Estate which is not only a Natural Historic Site but has also been featured in movies like X-Men. The city is known to be a hub of education and health sciences. For transport, GO Transit trains are connected to Toronto, Hamilton, etc. There is also a bus service connected to the university. Overall, you may find there is nothing much to do in the city beyond a point, as with any small city.
The main campus of UOIT is located in the northern part of Oshawa which is shared with Durham College. A secondary campus is located in downtown Oshawa. The main campus consists of the North Oshawa Library that has about 600 study spaces. Students feel this area needs more of study spaces. Other academic buildings on campus are Gordon Wiley Building, Science Building, Simcoe Building, etc. For sports, the university provides a University Pavillon, an Athletic Centre, Tennis Centre, and Recreation and Wellness Centre. It also houses one of the unique research facilities in Canada, the Energy Systems, and Nuclear Research Centre, which conducts education and research programs in the area of natural resources. The university is also known for its Automotive Centre of Excellence located on the north of the campus.
The downtown campus is specifically established for offering programs in social sciences and teacher education. For this campus, an old theater was bought and renovated to work as a community stage on weekends. There are various plans of renovation initiated for the downtown campus.
There are various residency options at UOIT like private suites, open concept suites, and various quadruple occupancies. The Simcoe Village includes Central Hall, South Hall, and North Hall. South Village hall students require mandatory meal plan subscriptions. On-campus living may cost upwards of $5000 per year. The residential halls in UOIT can accommodate a little over 1500 students but 1300 of the spaces are booked for first-year students. For international students, there is an option of HomeStay also.
Oshawa is in the northern part of Ontario and the temperature here is mostly cold and temperate. The average temperature here is 7 degrees. It rains a lot over here (777 mm per year). The lowest temperature in January is about - 10 degree Celsius, the average being -2 degrees.
Having a faculty of about 1500 students, the class sizes are small, hence it is possible to engage with faculties one on one. The IT program is specifically appreciated by the students for its combination of theoretical and practical knowledge of the extremely relevant technologies. Each class provides a combination of a lecture and lab work. To combine with your learning, you have various Capstone projects, practicums, placements, co-ops, and internships. Popular professors on campus are Vivian Stamatopoulos (Social Science), Jeremy Bradbury (Computer Science), Rami El-Emam (Engineering), etc.
There are various entrance scholarships and in-course scholarships available for students at UOIT. If you perform well in the university, you get $2000 to $4000 for your academic accomplishments. The greatest scholarships are Chancellor’s Scholarships ($36000), President’s Scholarship ($30,000 each for two) and the Founder’s Scholarship ($24000 each for two). Scholarships available for international students range from $1500 to $18,000 per year.
The school has partnerships with employers such as OPG, Honda, Honeywell and have other 300 industry partners. Most Canadian employers don’t care where you have studied from. They will see your skills and your talent.
UOIT is a place for students who don’t mind living in a small city if the trade-offs are a good education and technological facilities. This university may seem in the middle of nowhere but if you are looking to work with the latest technologies, UOIT provides it all. If you are looking for a good IT and computer program in Canada, this one is a great bet. Its proximity to bigger cities is also a plus.
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