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Electrical and Computer Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD)

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Program Overview

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

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

Our programs provide a rigorous academic environment with strong cross-disciplinary links to support advanced education, research and engineering applications. The PhD program provides an opportunity to pursue specialized research, while the MASc program involves advanced studies in a field of interest, and research and engineering design activities. The MEng program, meanwhile, offers education in design and engineering practice.

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At a Glance


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


  • Completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree in 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+)
  • Clear evidence of research potential

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

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

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  • Biomedical Signal and Image Analysis Lab
  • Biophotonics and Bioengineering Lab
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  • Communications and Signal Processing Applications Lab (CASPAL)
  • Computer and Network Security Lab, Integrated Circuits & Smart Systems
  • Computer Networks Lab
  • Computer Vision and Image Processing Lab
  • Dependable Autonomic System Lab
  • Embedded and Reconfigurable Systems Lab
  • Fiber Optic Communications and Sensing Lab (FOCSL)
  • Field-programmable Devices for High Performance Computing Lab
  • Lab for Systems, Software & Semantics
  • Laboratory for Electric Drive Applications and Research (LEDAR)
  • Medical Image and Signal Analysis Research (MISAR) Lab
  • Microsystems Research Lab
  • Multimedia and Distributed Computing Lab
  • Optimization Problems Research and Applications Laboratory (OPRAL)
  • Power and Energy Analysis Research Lab
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  • Sensorimotor Processing and Integration for Rehabilitation, Adaptation, and Learning, Signal and Information Processing Research Lab
  • Signal Analysis Research (SAR) Lab
  • System-on-Chip (SoC) Lab
  • WindTech Lab
  • Wireless Networks and Communications Research (WINCORE) 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. Amir Yazdani
Graduate Program Director
PhD, University of Toronto
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 6178
Research areas: modeling, analysis, simulation, and control of high-power electronic energy conversion systems with applications in renewable energy systems, energy storage systems, microgrids, and high-voltage DC grids.

Dawn Wright
Program Administrator
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 7841
Fax: 416-979-5153

“I learned a lot from my graduate experience at Ryerson. After successful completion of my studies I was appointed as an assistant professor at Simon Fraser University. My teaching and research experience at Ryerson is helping me to excel in my current position.”

Jiacheng Wang, PhD alumnus
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Student Profile, external link

Raymond Phan (electrical and computering engineering MASc and PhD alumnus) reflects on Ryerson's unique approach to the practical side of engineering.

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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.