New undergraduate and graduate for-credit degree programs that have been approved by the Quality Council on or after September 1, 2011 are detailed in this database, which can be searched in multiple ways: by university, year, program level and/or keyword.
Program Approvals: Ontario Tech University (formerly UOIT)
Trent and UOIT have formed a partnership to offer a MScN in Professional Practice Leadership. The MScN program will prepare graduates to contribute to an increasingly complex health care sector by providing an education that includes mentorship, interdisciplinary opportunities and experiential learning through research, project and class assignments. Professional practice leaders are responsible for ensuring and implementing expert practice, the facilitation of professional development, research and providing leadership; they are often charged with quality assurance and safety as well and the program is designed to develop expertise in these areas. The program is largely online and will begin with a 1-week face to face residency component to ensure that current professionals with high working demands are able to pursue the program. Graduates of the program will be granted a MScN by UOIT in collaboration with Trent University or a MSN by Trent University in collaboration with UOIT.
The Ph.D. in Health Sciences focuses on providing students with opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills required to conduct high-quality research. Graduate training focuses on research conducted in one of three fields in the Health Sciences: Community, Public and Population Health; Health Informatics; or Kinesiology. The PhD in Health Sciences offers an interdisciplinary approach to health sciences doctoral training alongside depth of study in the individual fields and prepares graduates for diverse careers within and beyond academia. Coursework provides graduates with a framework for evaluating data and technology in health sciences research, training, and practice, where the technical, ethical, social, and policy implications of data collection, analysis, and storage are critically evaluated, and discussed in an interdisciplinary context. Graduates will gain the expertise to become effective research brokers in academic, professional, and research settings.
The Graduate Diploma in Work Disability Prevention (WDP) is offered in collaboration with Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. The program is primarily designed for highly qualified individuals in established regulated health professions (e.g., chiropractors, kinesiologists, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers) currently working in or wishing to work in the WDP field. Health professionals are ideally situated to assist workers and organizations to prevent and resolve work disability issues.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Criminology and Social Justice combines disciplinary and specialized study in Criminology, study in qualitative research methods and statistics, and applied learning experiences to prepare students to work in a variety of settings. Specifically, the programs will prepare students for careers related to research and/or teaching in college and university settings, research and practice in behavioural science crime units within law enforcement, research in correctional facilities, research in mental health institutions, evaluation of community programs, administration in provincial and federal programs, statistical research in government organizations, and research in justice-related institutes.
The UOIT Graduate Diploma Program in Accounting is a professional level program designed for business graduates with majors in accounting. The Program aims to prepare prospective Charter Professional Accountants (CPAs) for their careers. The Program is tailored to expand the knowledge and skills students gained from the UOIT Bachelor of Commerce Accounting Major and pave the way for them to enter the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) at Capstone 1. Integral to the Graduate Diploma Program in Accounting and to meeting the requirements of the PEP will be the development of the five enabling competencies described in the CPA Competency Map. The five enabling competencies are: Professionalism and ethical behavior, problem‐solving and decision making, communication, self‐management, and teamwork and leadership.
The Graduate Diploma program in UNENE Nuclear Engineering is designed to provide additional flexibility and opportunity for personnel who wish to enrich their knowledge of nuclear engineering in a rigorous manner. The diploma focuses on exposing students to a broad range of nuclear engineering disciplines, which will augment their nuclear knowledge and skills. Graduates of this program will have enhanced their calibre of designing, supporting, analyzing, operating, and regulating nuclear power plants. The diploma is jointly delivered between the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and McMaster University.
The MSc/PhD programs in Forensic Psychology are designed to produce rigorously-trained, master’s- and doctoral-level professionals who are well positioned for leadership positions in the public and private sectors. Each program will include coursework in modern research methods and statistics, contemporary Forensic Psychology topics, and a thesis.
In addition, this program will be of interest to professionals employed in regional and national law enforcement agencies, local, national and international security agencies, investigative units in commercial, legal and criminal services, fraud divisions, and mental health organizations and units who are interested in advancement in their fields.
The GDip (Type 3) program in Nuclear Design Engineering is designed to meet identified needs for postgraduate knowledge and skills in nuclear power plant design engineering, particularly for people already working in the industry. This diploma in Nuclear Design Engineering focuses on the design impacts of such topics as the regulatory concerns and worker protection in the nuclear industry, nuclear safety concepts, operating features and special safety components of nuclear-electric generating units. The graduates of this program will have enhanced opportunities for professional advancement within the field of nuclear power plant design, operating and licensing.
The Bachelor of Science in Integrative Neuroscience program, offered jointly by the Faculties of Science, Health Science, and Social Science and Humanities, emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of neuroscience. The program integrates the study of the molecular principles that form the basis for nervous system function, behaviour, movement, and neurological diseases with the study of neuroscience from an evolutionary perspective among different animal groups. The program provides basic foundational knowledge in all core science disciplines and a comprehensive and broad selection of courses from the cognitive and behavioral sciences, molecular and cellular neurosciences, and areas of neuroscience that focus on motor control and disease. Students must demonstrate the integration of their broad knowledge in the different areas of neuroscience in their final year. Graduates will be equipped for careers in the biological sciences, post-degree opportunities, and graduate programs.
The Bachelor of Technology in Sustainable Energy Systems ensures graduates possess a deep familiarity with the technologies associated with energy systems, as well as the skills to continually assess new energy technologies and changes to energy systems. Students will develop a thorough understanding of regulatory and political aspects of energy supply and will emerge ready for careers in the continually changing energy field. Graduates will have the detailed technical knowledge, broad perspective, and strong analytical skills to allow them to make a difference in how society supplies and uses energy. They are expected to work in fields such as energy auditing, wind and solar energy, smart (and micro) grids, building management, and government. Bachelor of Technology graduates will be well placed to pursue graduate studies in engineering, science, or the social sciences. The program offers students specializations in Technologies or Programs and Policies, as well as a college-to university pathway.