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Transfer Credits

Hoping to make the switch to our Faculty from another post-secondary institution? As one of the most transferred-to universities in Ontario, Ryerson will make you feel welcome. With a dedicated team here to support your transition, and a step-by-step online application, you’ll be part of our community in no time.

Learn more about transferring to our Faculty.

Engineering Students Seeking Transfer Credits

As a group of accredited professional programs, Ryerson Engineering has strict limitations on what we can recognize from institutions attended prior to starting at Ryerson.

At the time of admission, we will conduct a preliminary assessment your courses to see if the content matches a course offered at Ryerson. Typically, core engineering courses and Advanced Standing are assessed and awarded on a course-by-course basis at the time of admission. Your offer of admission will provide details on granted transfer credits and may advise you to apply for additional transfer credit(s).

Transfer credits will be granted according to what is most appropriate for your Ryerson academic plan and according to our transfer credit policies.

Your core engineering courses may be eligible to transfer if completed in a program at a post-secondary institution meeting the requirements established by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB), external link.

Engineering courses are assessed and evaluated in a thorough and comprehensive manner. The criteria that must be met by the course include the following:

  1. Breadth and depth: The breadth of topics covered and the depth to which each is taught must be acceptable. It is not sufficient for a topic to be listed in a course outline, unless it is covered to a similar depth.
  2. Key course topics: All key topics in the course must be covered. This includes ensuring that not only individual topics are covered, but also that topic areas (mathematics, natural sciences, engineering science, engineering design, complementary studies) are equivalently represented.
  3. Course components and hours: The main components of a course must be present (e.g., lectures, tutorials and laboratories), although tutorials that only reinforce the lecture material are not essential. The hours for each course component must be reasonably equivalent.
  4. Level of course: A course must be offered at an equivalent level to be eligible for transfer credit. Level is evaluated by considering the degree of sophistication of the course materials and factors associated with the party offering of the course (e.g., type of institution; level and quality of its engineering programs and their accredited statuses; qualifications of faculty members; quality of facilities).
  5. Accreditation: Core engineering courses must have been completed in a program at a post-secondary institution meeting the requirements established by the CEAB. This includes ensuring that required course topics for accreditation are covered and the quantity of material covered is approximately equivalent in the CEAB course content categories (mathematics, natural sciences, engineering science, engineering design, complementary studies), as measured using CEAB “accreditation units.”

Note: Typically, college courses (except those completed as part of an engineering degree program accredited by the CEAB) are not eligible for core engineering course transfer credit.

The online transfer credit application is available to undergraduate students who have received an offer of admission. Before you apply, visit the Transfer Credits page for eligibility requirements, application instructions and deadline dates.

Applying for transfer credits in advance of deadlines facilitates course planning and prevents you from enrolling in courses that may be eligible for exemption.

Note: Transfer credit applications for core engineering courses will only be accepted and processed once you have received and accepted your offer of admission to the bachelor of engineering program. Normally, core engineering transfer credits will not be awarded for courses beyond the second-year level.

To speak to us about your engineering application in further detail, please contact us.