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As a mechanical or industrial engineer, you’ll access an in-demand field of robotics, mechanics, facilities design and systems operation, and its connection to people. Whether it’s engines and turbines, biomechanical implants and artificial limbs, or logistics and supply chains, you’ll design and develop cutting-edge technologies that impact society and improve lives and the environment. Your options are limitless, with many mechanical and industrial engineers pursuing rewarding careers in pharmaceuticals, transportation, manufacturing, health care, product design, financial services, government, robotics, urban/industrial infrastructure, operations research and management consulting. 

In the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, our students receive instruction from renowned, award-winning professors. Our undergraduates gain hands-on training at labs on campus, as well as invaluable work experience through our optional co-operative internship program in both mechanical and industrial engineering. Our graduate students conduct innovative research to find creative solutions for the world’s most urgent problems.

Discover this dynamic profession and accelerate your career. Learn about everything the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering has to offer.

Near-net-shape Processing of Materials

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering offers more than 20 state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities, including the Centre for Near-net-shape Processing of Materials.

Sharareh Taghipour

Our People

A professor and Canada Research Chair, Dr. Sharareh Taghipour’s work in physical asset management is powered by mathematical modeling, optimization, and data analytics to reduce cost, increase availability, and enhance energy efficiency of assets in various industry sectors. Read more about Dr. Taghipour and all Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering professors on the Faculty page.

Crowd at Yonge-Dundas square

The Centre of Toronto

Step out of the classroom and into the heart of Toronto, Canada’s largest city. Connect with leaders in culture, business, health care or government. Find a local partner for your venture, intern at a downtown company or join a global movement. From here, you can go anywhere.

Alumni Spotlight

“My academic and extracurricular experiences at Ryerson taught me how to set a plan in motion to reach my goals. Ryerson gave me the tools I needed to break into a competitive industry.”

Greg Lister, Technical Support at Vibrant Performance
Industrial Engineering (BEng) ’17

Greg Lister