Computers & Technology

Programs

Applied and Industrial Mathematics

Mathematics is a fundamental component of scientific endeavour and plays a part in most of our daily activities. It's a key component of problem-solving, from the modelling of atmospheric physics to the complexities of managing risk in financial markets.

Students in the Applied and Industrial Mathematics program will learn concepts, principles, qualitative and quantitative methods, as well as innovative problem-solving skills. Students will gain valuable experience by learning state-of-the-art algorithms and software in courses, and through research projects related to the workplace.

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Communication and Digital Media Studies

Is social media changing the world for better or worse? How do smartphones shape the way we think and behave? Can popular culture create and challenge stereotypes? Why are ads so effective at persuading people to buy?

In a time in which communications and digital media is pervasive, Communication and Digital Media Studies is a cutting-edge program designed to provide you with a strong foundation in scholarly, civic and professional knowledge and skills pertaining to the roles, practices and impacts of communication and digital media in society. You will learn about the fast-changing communication environment in which we live, explore the social and cultural impacts of many media and technology, and hone professionally relevant communication skills.

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Computer Science

Computing is part of everything we do. It plays a major role in everything from self-driving cars and immersive games to improving everyday activities. Our programs are designed to ensure our graduates are developing the skills they need to thrive in tomorrow's job market.

Our undergraduate program will equip you with the skills and experience to find innovative solutions to the world’s problems whether your plan is to work in industry, start your own company or pursue graduate studies. Degree options include Co-operative Education and specializations in Data Science or Digital Media.

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Game Development and Interactive Media

The Game Development and Interactive Media program is designed to provide students with a wide range of game design development expertise. You will be immersed in the game design and development process from day one and you will develop video games beginning in your first year. Successful students develop their technical, managerial and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills in a diverse team environment. Working with programmers, artists and designers you will create innovative products that push the medium to its limits.

You will acquire the knowledge and skills required to quickly advance your career in the gaming, interactive media and simulation industries, or become an entrepreneur in charge of developing and managing your own gaming/interactive media studio.

Our innovative gaming and virtual reality laboratory are equipped with state-of-the-art software and equipment including motion capture facilities, an audiometric (sound) room, 3D displays, and the latest in interaction devices to allow for the development of high-quality animation, 3D models, sound recording and production, game engines, and gameplay code.

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Integrated Mathematics and Computer Science

Integrated Mathematics and Computer Science provides an integrated curriculum aimed at developing enriched skills in mathematical analysis and modeling, and software design and programming. It focuses on where mathematics and computer science converge, as well as the practical application of computer knowledge and mathematical principles.

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Networking and Information Technology Security

We graduate some of Canada’s top experts in networking and information technology (IT) security. In this program, you will use leading‑edge equipment and laboratories to apply core concepts in fundamental and advanced networking, enterprise‑level network engineering, cloud computing, programming, scripting, databases, cryptography, policies, malware analysis, forensics and many additional technical topics.

The coursework prepares you to manage the continuing changes and challenges of the IT profession and to pursue various levels of industry certification programs including Cisco, CompTIA and (ISC)².

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Software Engineering

The Software Engineering program focuses on the analysis, design, development and testing of reliable and secure software systems, as well as the integration of software into complex systems, and the timely and cost-effective delivery of software systems, that meet changing requirements. The program applies both computer science and engineering principles.

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Technology Management

Bachelor of Commerce

The Bachelor of Commerce Technology Management major will give you the opportunity to develop skills in business innovation, enterprise systems, data analytics, information technology, change management and data security. You’ll bridge the worlds of both business and IT, and have the ability to pursue a well-rounded curriculum, and gain valuable exposure to both areas.

This major focuses on the managerial aspects of business information technology, and provides you with opportunities for hands-on experience with state-of-the-art enterprise software, and analytics packages used in business and government today. Understanding of information technology, business solutions and technology strategy is complemented with digital literacy, business communication, systems analysis, and design thinking skills. Graduates will be able to communicate across traditional boundaries, taking a holistic view of how IT and business work together to make organizations and individuals more successful, aware, and secure.

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Bachelor of Information Technology

Our Technology Management major offers a focus on information technology with a complementary set of business courses designed to meet the needs of today's technology-enabled economy.

Our programs will develop your skills in data analytics, information systems, change management and data security. Our programs are designed to provide you with an innovative and market-driven curriculum, so you will be prepared to lead and succeed in the 21st-century workplace.

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Want to see the specific courses you’ll be taking in your program? Visit ontariotechu.ca/calendar.

College-to-university transfer programs

Turn an Ontario college diploma (or equivalent) into a degree in as little as two years. See which programs are available to you at ontariotechu.ca/pathways.

Your career possibilities

  • Cloud Solutions Architect
  • Communications Officer
  • Computational Modeler
  • Computer Programmer
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Digital Media Strategist
  • Digital Transformation Lead
  • Game Designer or Programmer
  • Information and Communication Technology Manager
  • Machine Learning and Data Specialist
  • Medical Device Development Engineer
  • Mobility Solutions Engineer
  • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Developer
Safa Nazir - Game Development and Interactive Media
My time at Ontario Tech has transformed me into the best version of myself. Through the support of my wonderful peers and professors in the Game Development and Interactive Media program, I discovered what I am most passionate about and what I can do to help me get there. Getting involved with the school has also strengthened my leadership skills, and because of that I am prepared to work with any team I am part of in the future. Safa Nazir Game Development and Interactive Media, class of 2021 Freelance Game Editor

Industry-ready learning

  • Participate in high-quality, interactive media such as game creation, simulations, and virtual- and augmented-reality experiences.
  • Develop your own interactive web and mobile applications.
  • Use tools in computer programming and mathematical analysis in an immersive, hands-on environment.
  • Evaluate and exploit enterprise networks in our Hacker Research Lab; prepare for industry-standard certifications such as (ISC)2, CompTIA, three levels of Cisco and many more.
  • Use industry-standard CAD software to design and produce 3D drawings of parts; make them come to life in our Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Lab.
  • Create and implement professional communication campaigns that inform the public about issues that inspire you to work for change.
international university and industry partners around the world to collaborate with
Program-relevant software
provided to you by the university, equipped with industry-level standards
companies provide paid internships and Capstone opportunities

Women for STEM Scholarship recipients

Isabella Smith
Technology Management, class of 2023


Rachel Vanderknokke
Commerce, class of 2024


Clubs and societies

  • Association for Computing Machinery's Women in Computing Student Chapter
  • Business and IT Student Society
  • Communication and Digital Media Society
  • Game Development Society
  • Hacker Club
  • Networking and IT Security Society
  • Women in IT

Student award winners

Talented Ontario Tech students won the $5,000 Internet-innovation award in 2020, at the @ Company’s competition—a four week event featuring 30 selected students or graduates from across North America

Brilliant Catalyst

Experiential learning hub designed to facilitate idea generation, collaboration and new partnerships

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We develop

Game Development Laboratory
Our unique lab involves studying and developing games, and engaging with game technologies as a whole. You’ll have all the tools necessary to create cutting-edge gaming experiences–a full-body motion-capture studio, an audiometric room for recording and mixing, and high-tech game development workstations.