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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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In the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) there are several fields (or areas) of study: Automotive, Electrical, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Software, Nuclear, and Energy Systems. While many of your assignments in your first year or two will likely not include much writing, in your 3rd and 4th years you will have courses that require large written assignments (project reports) and a capstone project. You will also have to take some core non-engineering courses that may require essays or technical reports. More importantly, once you graduate you will have to communicate effectively to get and keep good jobs!


Always read your directions carefully, and clarify with your professor or TA the exact expectations for assignments. Every TA and professor will have specific expectations which may not match those provided on this website.

For more information on writing in Engineering, take some time to review the Writing as an Engineer or Scientist website presented by PennState University.