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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

MASc

  • Completion of a four-year undergraduate (or equivalent degree) from an accredited institution
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last two years
  • Statement of interest
  • Resumé/CV
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency requirement

MEng

  • Completion of a four-year undergraduate (or equivalent degree) from an accredited institution
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last two years of study
  • Statement of interest
  • Resumé/CV
  • Transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • English language proficiency requirement

PhD

  • Completion of a master’s degree in one of the relevant engineering or applied science disciplines from an accredited institution
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.33/4.33 (B+)
  • Statement of interest
  • Resumé/CV
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency requirement

More information on admission requirements. Due to the competitive nature of our programs, it is not possible to offer admission to everyone who applies that meets the minimum entrance requirements for the program. 

Program specific requirements

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.

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  • Communications
  • Computer Systems and VLSI
  • Power Systems Engineering and Controls
  • Signal and Multi-Media Processing
  • Biomedical Robotics and Rehabilitation Research Lab
  • Biomedical Signal and Image Analysis Lab
  • Biophotonics and Bioengineering Lab
  • Centre for Urban Energy
  • 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
  • Ryerson Communication Lab
  • Ryerson Multimedia Research Lab (RML)
  • Ryerson Power Systems Research Lab
  • 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

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. 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.
Email: yazdani@ryerson.ca

Dawn Wright
Graduate Program Administrator
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 557732
Email: gradinfo@ee.ryerson.ca

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

Graduate Academic Calendar

Find curriculum, course descriptions and important dates for Electrical and Computer Engineering (MASc, MEng, PMDip, 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.

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.

Research

As an urban innovation university, Ryerson offers 60+ cutting-edge, career-oriented graduate programs, as well as 125+ research centres, institutes and labs, in a wide range of disciplines. Our close connections with industry, government and community partners provide opportunities to apply your knowledge to real-world challenges and make a difference.