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Computer Networks (MASc, MEng)

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Program Overview

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

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

MEng

  • The admission requirements include a previously completed four-year Bachelor's degree in: any field of Engineering, Computer Science,  Mathematics or Physical Sciences from a recognized university.  
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last two years of study
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resumé/CV

MASc

  • The admission requirements include a previously completed four-year Bachelor's degree in: any field of Engineering, Computer Science,  Mathematics or Physical Sciences from a recognized university.  
  • Minimum GPA or equivalent of 3.33/4.33 (B+) in the last two years of study
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resumé/CV

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.

See application dates.

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.

  • 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

Computer Networks (MASc, MEng) graduate program calendar

  • Cloud Computing Lab
  • Network Security Lab
  • Routing and Switching Lab
  • Voice Over IP Lab
  • Wireless Lab

Graduate Admissions

Admissions information and how to apply

Graduate Studies Admissions Office
11th Floor, 1 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
Telephone: 416-979-5150
Email: grdadmit@ryerson.ca

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

Program Contacts

Dr. Muhammad Jaseemuddin
Graduate Program Director
PhD, University of Toronto
Research areas: IP networking, mobile wireless access network , quality of service and traffic engineering , content distribution internet working
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 6073
Email: jaseem@ryerson.ca

Ting Hong
Graduate Program Administrator
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 7218
Email: compnet@ryerson.ca

“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 , external link

Student Profile, external link

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

Graduate Academic Calendar

Find curriculum, course descriptions and important dates for Computer Networks (MASc, MEng).

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.

Funding

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.