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We are now accepting applications for all programs (PhD, MASc and MEng) for fall 2020. The first consideration deadline is Jan. 15, 2020, and the program will begin to review applications after this date.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of a master’s degree in mechanical or industrial engineering, or in a related engineering or applied science field.
  • Minimum B+ average, or equivalent standing, and demonstrated research capabilities.
  • Two letters of reference, at least one of which must be from a former professor.
  • Completion of a four-year bachelor’s degree in mechanical or industrial engineering, or in a related engineering or applied science discipline.
  • Minimum B+ average or equivalent in the last two years of study and a demonstrated capacity to succeed in the graduate program.
  • Two letters of reference, at least one of which must be from a former professor.
  • Completion of a four-year bachelor’s degree in mechanical or industrial engineering, or in a related engineering or applied science discipline.
  • Minimum B average or equivalent in the last two years of study, and a demonstrated capacity to succeed in the graduate program.
  • Two letters of reference, at least one of which must be from a former professor.

How to Apply

Submitting a complete application package to the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering is a three-stage process: 1) Connect with a supervisor; 2) Submit your application via the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC); and 3) Prepare your documents to upload via Ryerson’s Yeates School of Graduate Studies. (The online system is mandatory; the Yeates School of Graduate Studies will not accept or process any hard copy application packages.)

1. Connect With a Supervisor

To find a professor with research interests aligned to yours, visit our Faculty page. You may also explore the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science’s areas of research expertise.

For PhD and MASc students, it is your responsibility to secure a faculty member to supervise your graduate research work. (For MEng students, it is optional, but recommended, to secure a supervisor.) Please list the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering faculty member with whom you wish to work, or the faculty member who has already agreed to supervise you, on the online application. To learn more about this process, please contact the graduate program administrator and consult the Yeates School of Graduate Studies’ tips for finding a prospective supervisor.

2. Submit Your Application via OUAC

Visit the OUAC, external link, opens in new window webpage, select your "Status in Canada" from the drop-down menu and click "Save."

Select the program(s) you wish to apply to and click "Save Program" (maximum three programs).

Create or log in to your OUAC account. Ensure that you write down your username and password in order to return to your application if necessary at a later date.

Prepare your application using the navigation bar on the left to fill out your information, then click “Review and Submit” and verify that all information is accurate.

Make the payment as requested (all application fees are non-refundable). The application fee is $110 per program.

Submit your application.

Note: Make sure to apply to the correct program; once you submit your application, you cannot change the program(s) you originally selected.

Print or download the PDF version of your application form and save a copy for your personal records. You will be required to upload this document along with all of your other required application materials.

Check your inbox (ensure it’s the email address you provided in your OUAC application) for instructions outlining how to upload your documents electronically.

Note: If you have a Ryerson email address, you will receive all correspondence via that email inbox. If you do not yet have a Ryerson email address, you will receive all correspondence via the email inbox indicated in your online application.

3. Prepare Your Documents to Upload via Ryerson’s Yeates School of Graduate Studies

After you have completed your OUAC application, an online account will be created for you on RAMSS within one to two business days. You will be emailed within two to three business days to create your online identity and to upload your required documents, which are outlined below.

Make sure your documents are clearly labelled before they are uploaded. Once you have gathered all the required documents and activated your online identity, you can log in to the Applicant Upload portal. After you have successfully uploaded all required documents, your application will enter the review process. Monitor your application status in RAMSS and through the Applicant Upload portal.

As mentioned in Step 7 of the OUAC application process outlined above, once you submit your online application via OUAC, you will be directed to a summary of the information you submitted, which will look like image filethis example. Please save a copy of your PDF summary (not the example) and be prepared to upload this as a part of your application.

Your statement of 500 to 1,000 words should address the following:

  • Your reasons for pursuing graduate studies in mechanical or industrial engineering.
  • The research interest(s) you may wish to pursue in a master’s research project, thesis or doctoral dissertation.
  • How your previous studies and experience have prepared you for this program.
  • Your career objectives and how this degree program relates to them.

You may include, but are not limited to, relevant work experience, education, awards (academic, professional or financial), publications, technical skills, research experience, prior production or media experience and/or memberships in professional associations.

Reference letters are a key component of your application package. Depending on the program(s) you are applying to, the referees you choose should be able to speak to your academic, research and/or professional abilities.

As a part of your online application, you will be asked to submit contact information only for one to three referees, depending on the program requirements. It is your responsibility to contact the referee before filling out the online application form to confirm their availability, as no changes will be made after your application has been submitted.

Your referees will be contacted electronically within two to three business days of your application submission with a link and further instructions on submitting their online reference letter. Please ensure that the contact information is accurate.

All reference letters must come directly from the referee. Student-submitted copies will not be accepted.

Please note that we reserve the right to contact your referees at any stage during the application process.

If you have any inquiries regarding references, please send them to gradreference@ryerson.ca.

If you are looking to use previous reference letters, please refer to number 10 under the FAQs.

When Applying

Transcripts (or mark sheets, where applicable) are required from every accredited institution you have attended. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for admissions/evaluation purposes.

If you are a previous Ryerson undergraduate or graduate student, please upload your unofficial transcript. (Read How to View My Unofficial Transcript for more information on obtaining an unofficial transcript from RAMSS.)

Please note, your admissions application will remain incomplete, and will not be forwarded to the program admissions committee for consideration, unless your transcripts are received/uploaded.

Applicants from Ontario universities and colleges will have the option of ordering their transcripts while completing the online application.

If your transcripts/documents are in a language other than English, you must provide a notarized English translation. Please note translations do not replace original documentation; both versions must be submitted.

Please include your institution’s grading scale, often located on the back of a transcript. Please ensure to upload both sides of your transcript. If your transcript does not list a grading scale, please upload a document from the university with the grading scale outlined. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion if a grading scale is not provided.

The Yeates School of Graduate Studies does not accept external assessments conducted by third-party agencies such as WES or ICAS. However, when requested, we will accept the verification of the document only.

Upon Admittance

If you have been admitted into a Ryerson graduate program and have confirmed your offer, you will be required to submit official final transcript(s) in a sealed envelope that is sent directly from the institution(s) (if not already on file). An official transcript is a document that is normally prepared by an institution’s registrar's office. Official transcripts are printed on security paper and bear the official seal of the institution. This document includes all courses completed, final grades, degrees awarded and other applicable academic information. Ryerson students are not required to submit an official Ryerson transcript.

If you are taking spring and/or summer course(s) and your graduation status has been delayed to the fall term, you must submit an official transcript with all completed courses and grades, and a letter from your institution’s Registrar’s Office stating your degree requirements have been met and that you are eligible to graduate, including the date of the expected convocation. This letter must be prepared on official letterhead and sent directly from your institution in a sealed envelope.

If you have withdrawn from a program since applying and accepting an offer to Ryerson, and the program did not serve as the basis of admission, your official transcript must indicate that you have withdrawn from the program. Alternatively, you may submit an official transcript with all completed courses and grades, and attach a separate letter from the institution’s Registrar’s Office confirming that you have withdrawn from the program. This letter must be prepared on official letterhead and sent directly from your institution in a sealed envelope. Please contact the Admissions Office to ensure a withdrawal from a program does not impact your admission status.

Applicants who did not complete their bachelor’s or master’s degree in the English language will be required to submit an English language proficiency test score. More information about the acceptable language tests and minimum required scores can be found on the Graduate Studies Admission Requirements page.

For exemption from this requirement, you are required to provide an official statement from your institution confirming that English is the language of instruction and examination for the duration of study.