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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Co-ops and internships

If you want to gain valuable work experience while pursuing your undergraduate degree, Ontario Tech University offers optional co-op and internship opportunities in a wide range of programs.


Co-op and internship placements give you the opportunity to:

  • Build your resumé and job search skills.
  • Develop a valuable network of professionals within your industry.
  • Earn money to help offset the cost of your education.
  • Explore different career options and work environments.
  • Gain experience in your chosen field.
  • Strengthen your skills through practical application of classroom learning.

Learn more

Find out more about all the experiential learning opportunities at the university—including Capstone, field experience and practicum—in the following faculties: 

List of programs with co-op and internship

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Applied and Industrial Mathematics

Mathematics is a key component of problem solving and the dominant language of natural science. You will learn concepts, principles, qualitative and quantitative methods, and innovative problem-solving skills. Additionally, you will gain valuable experience by means of relevant, work-related research projects.

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Automotive Engineering

The only accredited program of its kind in Canada, our program prepares engineers to meet the need for advancements in the automotive sector by accelerating research and the development of alternative technologies, such as electric and fuel-cell driven vehicles.

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Biological Science

Biological science is the study of life at its most fundamental level. The foundational areas of cell biology, genetics and molecular biology, physiology, biochemistry and developmental biology are mastered in this program.

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From the experimental to the theoretical, our program exposes you to all major fields of chemistry: physical, analytical, organic, inorganic and biochemistry.

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The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BCom) program will enhance your understanding of key business functions and current systems technologies, preparing you to succeed in a specialized field such as accounting, finance, marketing, or organizational and human resources management.

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Computer Science

Computer science is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. Our program explores concepts, principles, qualitative and quantitative methods, innovative problem-solving skills, and practical applications.

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Data Science

Data scientists who are capable of turning vast quantities of data into insight are highly sought after by a variety of industries. You will develop the necessary problem-solving, critical thinking, analytical, computational and communication skills to meet employers’ needs.

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Electrical Engineering

The Electrical Engineering program focuses on the design and development of electrical and computer technologies, and their component parts. The integration of electrical components into complex systems is also studied. You also have the option to specialize in Smart Grid.

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Health Physics and Radiation Science

The four-year Honours Bachelor of Science in Health Physics and Radiation Science program provides an advanced science curriculum with a strong emphasis on the safety aspects of ionizing radiations.

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Information Technology - Game Development and Interactive Media

Game Development and Interactive Media is designed to provide you with a wide range of game design and programming expertise. Successful students develop their knowledge and skills in a diverse team environment and learn to work with programmers, artists and designers to create innovative products that push the medium to its limits.

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Information Technology - Networking and Information Technology Security

Planning, designing, installing, operating, managing and securing IT infrastructure are essential skills for an IT‑related career. Learn these skills and more using leading-edge equipment and laboratories to apply core concepts to technical topics.

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Integrated Mathematics and Computer Science

Integrated Mathematics and Computer Science is a new program at Ontario Tech that focuses on where mathematics and computer science converge.

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Life Sciences

With specialized courses such as Neuroscience and Human Anatomy, you will gain a detailed understanding of the structure and functioning of the human body. This program provides an excellent basis for writing the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) exam and for satisfying course requirements for applying to medical school.

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Manufacturing Engineering

The only accredited program of its kind in Canada, our program is all about the design and improvement of high‑tech systems for the production and manufacturing of products. This includes the development and application of advanced technologies such as robotics, automation, new materials and intelligent controls.

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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering overlaps with other engineering disciplines – electrical, chemical, civil, computer and software, to name a few. It is interdisciplinary and one of the broadest engineering disciplines.

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Nuclear Engineering

Our Nuclear Engineering program is designed to present all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle: from mining to plant operation and waste management.

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Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Pharmaceutical Chemistry is a specialization of our Chemistry program. The Pharmaceutical Chemistry program provides an integrated basic grounding in chemical science fundamental to the pharmaceutical industry.

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Force, motion, light, sound, electricity, magnetism and the structure of matter lie at the heart of natural sciences and technology. You will benefit from exposure to cutting‑edge research in renewable energy, semiconductor devices, microelectronics, materials science, biophysics, computational physics and astrophysics.

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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.

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