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Study engineering at Ryerson University

Explore unique, multi-disciplinary Engineering programs at the Ryerson University

 

Counted among one of the most reputed public research universities in Toronto (Ontario, Canada), Ryerson University has a beautiful urban campus surrounding the Yonge–Dundas Square. Situated at one of the busiest intersections in the province’s downtown, the university attracts more than 45,000 students who have on offer more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs to choose from. Plus, the university is partners with 133 universities in 37 countries and 20 research chairs to provide better research experience and opportunities to its students. 

If you have been considering to enrol in an engineering program at Ryerson University, here’s all you need to know:

Popular engineering programs

The programs offered by the university’s Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science aim to equip students to make meaningful contributions to the developments in technology, environmental sustainability, health, and design and other fields. All engineering programs offered by the university are accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board, while the architecture program is accredited by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board.

Here are some their most popular engineering programs:

  • Undergraduate programs: Their undergraduate portfolio comprises of Aerospace Engineering (BEng), Architectural Science (BArchSc), Biomedical Engineering (BEng), Chemical Engineering Co-op (BEng), Civil Engineering (BEng), Computer Engineering (BEng), Computer Science (BSc-Hons), Industrial Engineering (BEng), Mechanical Engineering (BEng)

  • Masters programs: Their most popular engineering courses at masters level are Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Data Science and Analytics, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Eligibility criteria

Due to the competitive nature of the programs, applications are considered on an individual basis and are subject to competition. While we mention the most common eligibility requirements here, we recommend that you check specific requirements pertaining to your desired engineering course at the university. You can always reach out to your IDP counsellor who can help you understand the criteria in detail.

1. For an undergraduate program

  • Either – CBSE awarded All India Senior School Certificate or CISCE awarded Indian School Certificate 

  • If you are still in class XII, you’ll need to submit your final class XI mark sheet with a class XII mark sheet with midterm grades showing the current subjects you are studying
    (Note: Do remember that predicted grades are accepted with current class XII midterm marks)

  • A band score of minimum 6.5 to 7.0 (with no sub-score below 6.0) in your IELTS test to prove your English language proficiency skills 

  • If you wish to apply for a co-op option, you have to maintain a 3.0 GPA and take a face-to-face interview. Generally, this option is available in the second and third year

2. For a post-graduate program

  • Four-year honours degree or equivalent from a recognised institution in the same area of graduate study or a closely related subject

  • A GPA between 3.0-4.33 (B or equivalent) in the last two years of study within a four-year undergraduate (or equivalent) bachelor's degree

  • A minimum band score of 7 in IELTS to prove your English language proficiency skills

  • A resume highlighting at least two years of full-time professional work experience. This requirement varies with course 

  • Letter of recommendation

Tuition Fee

The minimum annual tuition fees you’ll have to pay to pursue an undergraduate engineering course in Ryerson University lies between $30,315 to $38,430 and for a masters course ranges between $15,033 to $22,979.

Scholarships available for international students

Carleton offers an Entrance Award Scholarship (known as International Secondary School Merit Scholarship) to seven of its meritorious students. This scholarship amounts to $5,000 per awardee. It is a non-renewable scholarship as it only covers the entrance awards.

Co-op education at Ryerson university

To become a work-ready graduate, you can opt for a co-op option at Ryerson University. Co-operative education, or co-op education, is a program designed to equip a student with relevant work experience. It aims to deliver real-world, program-related work experience while pursuing education. In addition, it can help you decide what kind of job you might want and pay for your education and increases the chances of acquiring a good job (with a higher salary) as a graduate.

Read more about Co-op education in Canada

The university has a cluster of high impact preparation programs with a wide network of leading industry employers that offer promising job opportunities. Besides, it will also allow you to:

  • Gain work full-time experience i.e., up to 16 or 20 months

  • Reflect paid professional experience in your resume before you graduate (depends on the program you opt for)

  • Build your professional network and develop your skills and abilities

  • Help you find your best fit for by working in different jobs and industries

  • Brightens your employment prospects 

Do note that one work term is 16 weeks of full-time (35-40 hours a week) paid work experience related to your program. To graduate, it’s compulsory to successfully complete three or four work terms as mentioned in your program. 

Do you know 93% of co-op graduates who actively search find work term jobs? Also, they can earn an average annual salary of $36,567 (approx.).


Engineering is a diverse field with a lot of options, and at times these specialisations can get confusing, therefore Ryerson university also offers an undeclared engineering program. In these programs, you can study a common first semester to find out your area of interest and switch to the specialised program. You do not need to re-apply once you make your decision. 

To know more about the various engineering programs at Ryerson University and their scope, feel free to reach out to us at IDP and we’ll be more than happy to guide you. 

Updated on November 23, 2020

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Shilpi Singh

Shilpi Singh is a skilled professional with over 13 years of experience and extensive knowledge of Canadian institutions and Education in Canada. Under her role of Client Relations Manager (Canada) at IDP, she is the central point of contact for client institutions and IDP Canada staff. In her role, she ensures that all IDP staff and students are updated with latest institution policies, requirements or any process related to education in Canada. 

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