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For the Fall 2021 intake, the Computer Networks Program is still accepting Domestic applications for the MEng and MASc programs.

Acceptance of International applications is closed for the Fall 2021 MEng and MASc programs.

There are no Winter or Spring/Summer admissions to our program. Commencing later this year, interested applicants may apply to our next admissions opening for Fall 2022. The date shall be announced on this page.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of a four-year undergraduate bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics or physical sciences from a recognized institution
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B), or equivalent standing in the last two years
  • Completion of a four-year undergraduate bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics or physical sciences from a recognized institution
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.33/4.33 (B+), or equivalent standing in the last two years

How to Apply

Submitting a complete application package to the Computer Networks program is a two-stage process: 1) Submit your application via the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC); and 2) Prepare your documents to upload via Ryerson’s Yeates School of Graduate Studies. (The online system is mandatory; the Yeates School of Graduate Studies will not accept or process any hard copy application packages.)

1. Submit Your Application via OUAC

Visit the OUAC, external link, opens in new window webpage, select your “Status in Canada” from the drop-down menu and click “Save.”

Select the program(s) you wish to apply to and click “Save Program” (maximum three programs).

Create or log in to your OUAC account. Ensure that you write down your username and password in order to return to your application if necessary at a later date.

Prepare your application using the navigation bar on the left to fill out your information, then click “Review and Submit” and verify that all information is accurate.

Make the payment as requested (all application fees are non-refundable). The application fee is $110 per program.

Submit your application.

Note: Make sure to apply to the correct program; once you submit your application, you cannot change the program(s) you originally selected.

Print or download the PDF version of your application form and save a copy for your personal records. You will be required to upload this document along with all of your other required application materials.

Check your inbox (ensure it’s the email address you provided in your OUAC application) for instructions outlining how to upload your documents electronically.

Note: If you have a Ryerson email address, you will receive all correspondence via that email inbox. If you do not yet have a Ryerson email address, you will receive all correspondence via the email inbox indicated in your online application.

2. Prepare Your Documents to Upload via Ryerson’s Yeates School of Graduate Studies

After you have completed your OUAC application, an online account will be created for you on RAMSS within one to two business days. You will be emailed within two to three business days to create your online identity and to upload required documents, which are outlined below. 

Make sure your documents are clearly labelled before they are uploaded. Once you have gathered all the required documents and activated your online identity, you can log on to the Applicant Upload portal. After you have successfully uploaded all your required documents, your application will enter the review process. Monitor your application status in RAMSS and through the Applicant Upload portal.

As mentioned in Step 7 of the OUAC application process outlined above, once you have submitted your online application via the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), you will be directed to a summary of the information you submitted, which will look like PDF filethis example. Please save a copy of your PDF summary (not the example) and be prepared to upload this as a part of your application.

Provide a statement of interest that should not exceed 500 words. You may describe your goals of studying this program, and your relevant academic background and work experience that will help achieve those goals.

You may include, but are not limited to, relevant work experience, education, awards (academic, professional or financial), publications, technical skills, research experience and/or memberships in professional associations.

Two (2) letters of recommendation from previous academic professors are required for this program. If previous professors are no longer available, references from managers in a related field of work will be accepted; these recommendations, however, will bear less weight on the application profile, as we are seeking references who demonstrate the applicant’s previous academic capability, rather than work and industry experience. Choose your referees with care, as reference letters are a key component of your application package.

As a part of your online application, you will be asked to submit contact information for your referees. It is your responsibility to contact the referees before filling out the online application form to confirm their availability as no changes will be made after your application has been submitted.

Your referees will be contacted electronically within two to three business days of your application submission with further instructions. Please ensure that the contact information is accurate.

All reference letters must come directly from the referee. Student-submitted copies will not be accepted.

Please note that we reserve the right to contact your referees at any stage during the application process.

If you have any inquiries regarding references, please send them to gradreference@ryerson.ca.

Transcripts (or mark sheets, where applicable) are required from every accredited institution you have attended. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for admissions/evaluation purposes.

If you are a previous Ryerson undergraduate or graduate student, please upload your unofficial transcript. (Visit How to View My Unofficial Transcript, opens in new window for more information on obtaining an unofficial transcript from RAMSS.)

Please note, your admissions application will remain incomplete and will not be forwarded to the program’s admissions committee for consideration unless your transcripts are received/uploaded.

Applicants from Ontario universities and colleges will have the option of ordering their transcripts while completing the online application.

If your transcripts/documents are in a language other than English, you must provide a notarized English translation. Please note that translations do not replace original documentation; both versions must be submitted.

Please include your institution’s grading scale, often located on the back of a transcript. Please ensure to upload both sides of your transcript. If your transcript does not list a grading scale, please ensure you upload a document from the university with the grading scale outlined. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion if a grading scale is not provided.

The Yeates School of Graduate Studies does not accept external assessments conducted by third party agencies such as WES or ICAS. However, when requested, Yeates will accept the verification of the document only.

Applicants who did not complete their bachelor’s or master’s degree in the English language will be required to submit a English language proficiency test score. More information about the acceptable language tests and minimum required scores can be found on the Graduate Studies Admission Requirements page.

For exemption from this requirement, you are required to provide an official statement from your institution confirming that English is the language of instruction and examination for the duration of study.