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Aerospace Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD)

Aerospace Engineering graduate student with model aeroplane

Program Overview

Format: Full-time (MASc, MEng, PhD), Part-time (MEng)

Degree Earned: Master of Applied Science, Master of Engineering or PhD

This program focuses on the intellectual development of graduate students within the field of aerospace engineering. Students will further develop critical and independent thinking throughout the wide spectrum of graduate courses offered.

Located in the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, a state-of-the-art building in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Department of Aerospace Engineering has garnered an esteemed reputation, due in part to its partnerships with industry, and its contribution to the development of strategic plans for promoting the growth of the aerospace industry on provincial, national and international levels.

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Afshin Rahimi in aerospace lab

At a Glance


  • Completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or a related field 
  • Minimum GPA or equivalent of 3.33/4.33 (B+) in the last two years of study


  • Completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or a related field
  • Minimum GPA or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last two years of study


  • Completion of a master’s degree in a related engineering or applied science field 
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.33/4.33 (B+)

Applicants may be required to provide certification of English language proficiency. For more information, review the Yeates School of Graduate Studies admission requirements.

More information on how to apply.

Students are encouraged to submit applications prior to the first consideration date to increase their chances of securing financial support for their graduate studies. Applications received after the first consideration date will be accepted and reviewed based on spaces remaining in the program.

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For detailed graduate tuition and fees information please visit Fees by Program.

For information on scholarships, awards and financing your graduate studies visit Financing Your Studies.

  • Aeroelasticity, unsteady, MAV and applied aerodynamics, nonlinear dynamics and chaos, fluidstructure interactions 
  • Aircraft conceptual design, multidisciplinary design optimization 
  • Composite materials, fiber metal laminates, high temperature fatigue, materials characterization 
  • Computational structural and mathematical fluid dynamics, vibrations, mesh-reduction methods, intact/ defective aerospace composite structures 
  • Cooling of gas turbine blades, thermal management in aerospace systems 
  • Design optimization, fluid-structure interaction, noise propagation 
  • Fatigue, stress and high temperature testing, aerospace structures, manufacturing, materials and composites 
  • Flight mechanics 
  • Flight vehicle design and analysis 
  • Guidance, navigation and control of space systems, UAVs 
  • Mechatronics, macro/micro hybrid systems, design and control integration 
  • Powerless flights 
  • Robotics, control and aircraft systems 
  • Short pulsed laser nano/micromachining, laser material interaction, synthesis of nanomaterial, nanomaterials for photovoltaic conversion 
  • Spacecraft orbit, dynamics, and attitude estimation and formation control, sun sensors, star trackers, sensor processing, rover navigation 
  • Urban wind power generation
  • Flight Mechanics and Flight Simulation, Thermal Management 
  • FRAMES Components and Materials Testing 
  • High-Speed Gas Dynamics, Propulsion 
  • Inflatable Space Structures 
  • Manufacturing, Robotics/Micro Manufacturing, Stress Analysis 
  • Nanofabrication, Vibrations 
  • Satellite Attitude Control, Satellite Design and Management 
  • Small and Large Subsonic Wind Tunnels 
  • Space Avionics and Instrumentation, Space Electronics and Integration 
  • Systems and Control, Vision Management, Avionics and Systems

Graduate Admissions

Admissions information and how to apply

Graduate Studies Admissions Office
11th Floor, 1 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
Telephone: 416-979-5150

For information specific to programs, please see the program contact information below.

Program Contacts

Dr. Jeffrey Yokota
Graduate Program Director
PhD, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University
Research areas: aerodynamics, propulsion and mathematical fluid dynamics
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 4173

Leah Rogan
Graduate Program Administrator
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 2790

“The master’s program has given me the opportunity to tackle research projects with engaging faculty and industry partners to solve real-world design problems. Ryerson offers an immersive experience that makes me feel like I’ll be leaving my footprint in the aerospace industry.”

Tim Carroll, MASc student

Student Profile

Dmitri Ignakov (aerospace engineering PhD alumnus) and Ilija Jovanovic's (aerospace engineering PhD student) startup, Taiga Robotics, is using virtual reality (VR) to build robots that are easy to use.

Graduate Academic Calendar

Find curriculum, course descriptions and important dates for Aerospace Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD).

How to Apply

Once you’ve made an informed choice about which program(s) you are going to apply to, preparing your application requires careful research and planning.


At Ryerson, we understand that pursuing graduate studies is a significant financial investment. Funding comes from a combination of employment contracts (as a teaching assistant), scholarships, awards and stipends. There are a number of additional funding sources – internal and external – available to graduate students that can increase these funding levels.

Finding a Supervisor

Students should apply to the program first. Applications that meet the minimum requirements of the program will be forwarded to faculty members in the program for review. Successful applicants will be invited to visit the program and meet with faculty members that are interested in supervising them as a graduate student in their research group. A matching system is used to find the best students/supervisor match (using input from both applicants and faculty members). After a suitable match is determined, an official offer of admission will be sent with the supervisor named in the offer.