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Computer Networks (MASc, MEng)

Two students in a computer network server room

Program Overview

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

Degree Earned: Master of Applied Science or Doctor of Philosophy

Established in 2001 with the support of Cisco Systems, this leading program offers advanced skills that are in high demand in the networking industry. Our focus remains on innovative, quality learning with emphasis on practical knowledge that empowers students to reach their career goals.

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Computer network ports and cables

At a Glance


  • Completion of a four-year bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum gr ade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last two years of study
  • Undergraduate study in Electrical, Computer Science, Mathematics or Physical Sciences related to communication networks
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resumé/CV


  • Completion of a four-year bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field
  • Minimum GPA or equivalent of 3.33/4.33 (B+) in the last two years of study
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resumé/CV

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

  • Network Architecture
  • Network Security
  • Software-Defined Networking
  • Wireless Networks
  • Advanced Topics in Network Security
  • Advanced Wireless Networks
  • Introduction to Computer Networks
  • IP Protocols
  • LAN and WAN Switching
  • Multimedia Networks
  • Multimedia Processing and Digital Communication
  • Network Architecture
  • Network Design
  • Network Mathematics and Simulations
  • Network Operating Systems
  • Network Security
  • Network and Service Management
  • Server Networks
  • Storage Networking
  • Wireless Networks
  • Cloud Computing Lab
  • Network Security Lab
  • Routing and Switching Lab
  • Voice Over IP Lab
  • Wireless Lab

Admissions Contact

Graduate Studies Admissions Office
11th Floor, 1 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
Telephone: 416-979-5150
Fax: 416-979-5153

Program Contacts

Dr. Muhammad Jaseemuddin
Graduate Program Director
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 6073

Ting Hong
Program Administrator
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 7218
Fax: 416-979-5153

“It gives you the opportunity to learn the principles behind the computer network, applying it with the latest network technology by practicing it on the most popular devices in the industry.”

Liyi Huang, MASc student
Khair Mohammad Aimaq

Student Profile, external link

Khair Mohammad Aimaq (computer networks MEng alumnus) reflects on his journey from Afghanistan to Ryerson to pursue his graduate education.

student working at a desk

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.