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Brief Background 

Ryerson University is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Ryerson Institute of Technology was established in 1948 in response to the need for skilled trades people following the Second World War. Proving its commitment to build on its research capacity and academic reach, Ryerson gained the status of an official university in June 1993. The university is Canada's leader in innovative, career-focused education and entrepreneurship. It offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Research at Ryerson is on an upward trajectory of success and growth: externally funded research has doubled in the past four years. The university has different campuses: Ryerson Square; Campus expansion; Mattamy Athletic Centre and Library. Ryerson University is home to the Ted Rogers School of Management, Canada's largest undergraduate business school; the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Canada's third-largest undergraduate engineering school; the Faculty of Arts; the Faculty of Communication & Design; the Faculty of Community Service; and the Faculty of Science. In addition to offering full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate programs leading to Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees, the university also offers part-time degrees, distance education, and certificates through the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education. 


The campus of Ryerson University houses Ryerson Square; Mattamy Athletic Centre and the library. Ryerson's central hub, known as Ryerson Square, is a pedestrian area that runs along Gould and Victoria Streets. It is lined with seating spots and potted plants and is used for a weekly farmers’ market, student group sign-up days and festivities associated with Ryerson's week of welcome. The Mattamy Athletic Centre has sports venues and classrooms on upper levels. The street and lower levels have a Loblaws supermarket, a Joe Fresh store, an LCBO store, and parking. Ryerson and Loblaws have their own spaces. The Mattamy Athletic Centre (commonly known as the "MAC") has full-sized basketball and volleyball courts, the Mattamy Home Ice (NHL sized skating rink), a cardio room, a fitness centre with dumbbells and additional fitness machines. The Ryerson Library collection consists of over 500,000 books, 3,700 print journal titles and over $2 million of electronic resources, including approximately 23,000 e-journals, over 90,000 e-books, databases and indexes, geospatial data, and catalogued websites or electronic documents. The library ensures that it acquires materials to support the curriculum taught at the university and the research needs of faculty. All hard copy materials are housed in the library building at Gould and Victoria Streets.

Residing Options

On-Campus Accommodation

Ryerson has around 1417 beds in three residential buildings on campus. The residential buildings are:

  • The Daphne Cockwell Complex (DCC) is open to all first-year applicants.
  • HOEM residence is Ryerson’s largest residence, with 30 floors and 593 rooms.
  • The International Living and Learning Centre (ILC) is again open to all first-year applicants.
  • Pitman Hall is Ryerson’s 2nd largest residence, with 14 floors and 565 rooms.

Below are the accommodation costs of the above buildings for each room style. The schedule below reflects 2019-2020 fees for a 32-week term. For the 2020-2021 session, expect a 3% to 5% increase.

Daphne Cockwell Complex (DCC): For two-Bedroom and four-Bedroom Apartments with a 7-day meal, the fees is $11,721 for the room and $5580 for the meal, while for the 5-day meal, the fees are around $11,721 for the room and $4120 for the meal.

The International Living and Learning Centre (ILC): For the Double room, the fees is around $8,044.06 for the room and $5580 for the meal, while for a Single room, the costs are $10,731.06 for the room and $5580 for the meal.

Pitman Hall:  For the Double Room, it costs around $7,390.06 for the room and $5580 for the meal. For the Single Room, it costs around $8,919.06 for the room and $5580 for the meal. For the 4 or 5 Bedroom Apartment Style // Single Room, it costs around $10273.06 for the room and $5580 for the 7- day meal and $4120 for the 5- day meal. It also has a Pitman Apartment Declining Balance Meal Plan wherein the cost is around $980 for the meal. For the Paired Style // Single Room, it costs around $ 9,590.06 for the room and $5580 for the meal.

HOEM:  For the Two-Bedroom Apartment, it costs around $ 19,550 for the room. For the Three-Bedroom Apartment, it costs around $ 18,300 for the room. While for the Four-Bedroom Apartment, $ 17,300 is the cost for the room.

Off-Campus Accommodation

There are five near-campus student-housing buildings that house many students from Ryerson: Campus Common, Parkside, CampusOne, Neill-Wycik, and Tartu. These buildings differ from each other in terms of room costs and facilities (kitchens, meal plans, room styles, etc.), but usually, all offer reasonable residence security, close proximity to campus, and social benefits of living with other students.
Please note that these are buildings are owned and operated by private businesses. Since they are not the properties of Ryerson, you will need to do research and contact them on your own for details. Most of the leases that these buildings offer are for 1 year, but short-term leases may also be considered.

Financial Aid

International Student Support (ISS) understands how important economic support is for any international student facing unexpected economic hardships. Below is a list of economic support options and scholarships available for global learners.

  • Salad King Awards: Five (5) prizes are provided with a financial prize of $1,000 each. Scotiabank Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to top-year full-time undergraduate international students with a strong record of academic achievement. Unfortunately, this scholarship is not considered applicable for the first-year international students.
  • RSU Bursary: The financing is designed to support learners with serious financial needs on a short-term basis.
  • The Emergency Bursary:  It is designed to help global learners who are experiencing an unforeseen economic need and are unable to fund private and/or educational costs while finishing their studies, despite their best efforts. It does not fund the entire financial need of a student and can be granted up to a maximum of $3,000 in increments of $500. 

Jobs and Placements

Students at Ryerson are motivated to develop and expand their on- and off-campus experiential learning possibilities. Career Boost is the source for off-campus and on-campus placements for Ryerson students. The On-Campus Program is Ryerson's newly rebranded Work-Study program providing hundreds of on-campus paid work experience opportunities to undergraduate learners every year. Ryerson is one of Ontario's most widely applied for universities. The university ranked second in Ontario for first-choice applications from graduating high school students in 2009, 2010, and 2011 (recent information available). Project Manager; Interior Designer; Software Developer; Internal Architect; Marketing Manager; Project Coordinator and Project Coordinator are among the most common job profiles among the graduates of the university. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC); IBI Group, Inc.; Scotia Bank; BMO — Montreal Bank; Bombardier; RBC Bank and IBM Canada Ltd. are the top college recruiters.


Ryerson University’s main campus is situated on the Yonge-University-Spadina TTC subway line between College and Dundas station, and if you are travelling by subway you can exit either subway station to discover Ryerson. If you're riding, it's one block south of Dundas on Yonge Street or one block south of Yonge on Victoria Street. To reach Ryerson University, one can take either a bus or a vehicle. Taxi would be the simplest way if you are carrying luggage, although it is costly. UP Express is the next convenient choice. The most affordable choice is the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission). Take the 192 Rocket bus to the Kipling metro, travel to Bloor-Yonge station and get off at Dundas Station by taking a temporary train. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ / CYTZ) is the closest airport to the university. It has international and domestic flights from Toronto, Canada, and is 5 km from the Ryerson University centre. Another significant airport is Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ / CYYZ), which is 35 km from Ryerson University and has international and national flights from Toronto, Canada. Kensington Market, Eaton Centre, Yonge-Dundas Square, Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Art Gallery, Church and Wellesley Village, St. Lawrence Market, Maple Leaf Gardens are some great places to hang out at.

Aerospace Engineering

The classes in the Aerospace Engineering Department are conducted by known, award-winning teachers. The department also has access to Canadian Space Agency, Bombardier, Transport Canada and more. The undergraduates join student competition teams which take Hyperloop and NASA by storm and can achieve valuable work experience through the optional cooperative internship program. Graduate students are engaged in innovative studies that accelerate their careers. The department provides both graduate and undergraduate (BEng) degrees. The undergraduate aerospace engineering program is one of the first undergraduate programs accredited by the CEAB for Canadian aerospace engineering.

As a graduate, one can choose from PhD full-time, Master of Applied Science (MASc, full-time) and Master of Engineering (MEng, full-time or part-time) programmes with three specializations: Aerodynamics and propulsion; fabrication of aerospace structures and aerospace; avionics and aerospace systems. The department also provides Professional Master's Diploma in Aerospace Design Management (PMDip), which is designed to meet the requirements of all transportation sectors and commercial airplane production sectors.

  • List of Laboratories - Advanced Non-Contact Vibrometry Laboratory (ANCVL); Aerospace Propulsion Laboratory; Aerospace Stress Analysis Laboratory; Aero-Thermal Management Laboratory (ATML); Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics for Aerospace Systems (AIPAAS) Laboratory; Avionics & Systems/Flight Mechanics Laboratory; BioNanoInterface Facility; Facility for Research on Aerospace Materials and Engineered Structures (FRAMES); High-Speed Gas Dynamics Laboratory; Intelligent Systems & Robotics / Micro Manufacturing (ISRMM) Laboratory; Large Subsonic Wind Tunnel; Mixed-Reality Immersive Motion Simulation (MIMS) Laboratory; Nanocharacterization Laboratory; Propulsion Research Facility (PRF); Ryerson Aerospace Engineering Centre (RAEC); Ryerson Applied Aerodynamics Laboratory of Flight (RAALF); Ryerson Attitude Control Experiment (RACE); Small Subsonic Wind Tunnel; Space Avionics and Instrumentation Laboratory (SAIL); Space Electronics Test and Integration (SETI) Laboratory; Space Systems Dynamics and Control (SSDC) Laboratory; Systems and Control Laboratory; Ultrashort Laser Nanomanufacturing Research Facility.  

Biomedical Engineering

The Biomedical Engineering program of Ryerson is one of Canada's first stand-alone Biomedical Engineering programs. Through the Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS) offers a  four-year program of BEng in Biomedical Engineering. The number of biomedical engineering jobs are anticipated to rise twice as fast as the overall engineering discipline average for a 26.1 percent gain by 2012, according to the U.S.  There is an option for cooperative internship program too wherein one needs to spend a period of 8-16 consecutive months in a work placement after successful enrollment in the program. Co-operative internship enrolment extends the duration of the undergraduate program to five years. The department also provides Optional Specialization in Engineering Innovation And Entrepreneurship (OS EIE) covering concepts of economic engineering, entrepreneurship and innovation management, and fresh venture developments based on technology; Optional Management Specialization (OS MS) which covers four key management science fields: Strategic Engineering Management, Operations Management/Operations Research, Finance, and Organizational Behavior.

Chemical Engineering

The Chemical Engineering Department offers a chance for learners to conduct advanced and experimental research. Undergraduate learners have the opportunity to join teams frequently winning awards at contests for water treatment and chemical plant design and acquire valuable work experience through their compulsory cooperative internship program. The cooperative internship program brings learners into contact with sector leaders and government agencies like Apotex, Sanofi Pasteur, Environment Canada and Suncor Energy. The Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) accredits the chemical engineering BEng co-operative degree program. The department offers MEng (Project, full time or part-time) and MASc (thesis/full time) in Chemical Engineering.

  • List of Labs - Cartilage Tissue Engineering Laboratory; CFD-DEM Research Laboratory; Complex Fluids & Advanced Materials Laboratory; Environmental/Biochemical Engineering Laboratory; Fluid Mixing Technology Research Laboratory; Laboratory of Wastewater Treatment Technologies; Membrane Technology Laboratory; Nanocomposites and Biomaterials Engineering Laboratory; Nano-Engineering Laboratory for Energy and Environmental Technologies; Nanoporous Materials Lab; Plastic and Diffusion Laboratory; Transport Modeling Laboratory; Water Treatment Laboratory (WTL); Yousefi Lab for Self-assembled Nanomaterials

Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering Department prepares its graduates to lead or consult on structural, environmental and transportation projects or pursue careers in the building and mining sectors. The department offers both undergraduate (with optional co-operative internship program) and graduate degrees (MASc - Research, MEng and PhD) in Civil Engineering. The Master of Engineering (MEng) provides the following areas of specialization: environmental, geomatics, structural, transportation, as well as limited courses in geotechnical engineering and construction and infrastructure management. As an MEng Civil Engineering student, one can achieve global experience and simultaneously receive two master's degrees— one from Ryerson University and another from Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HsKA), external link in Karlsruhe, Germany. This program consists of a minimum of two semesters (eight months) at Ryerson and two semesters (12 months) at HsKA. 

  • List of labs - Advanced Sustainable Construction Materials Laboratory; Concrete Lab; Environmental Research for Resource Recovery (ER3); Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) Laboratory; Flushability Lab at Ryerson Urban Water; GeoOptical Research Lab; GIS and GeoCollaboration Lab; Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory; Hydrology Lab; Laboratory of Innovations in Transportation (LiTrans); Remote Sensing Lab; Road Safety Research Lab; RU Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel; Satellite Navigation Lab; Structures Lab; Toronto and Area Road Builders Association (TARBA) Highway Materials Laboratory

Computer and Electrical Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is ranked No. 7 in Canada for Overall Research by NTU International Rankings and No. 4 for faculty h-index in Canada for Overall Research, NTU International Rankings. It is the biggest department under Ryerson University's Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS). The Department has 40 full-time faculty members and more than 1,000 undergraduate students in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. The Department has 40 full-time faculty members. Over 150 students are currently enrolled in M.A.Sc., M.Eng., and PhD programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Computer Networks. The Department is home to one Royal Society of Canada Fellow, three IEEE Fellows, one 3M National Teaching Fellow, one NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Energy Systems, one Tier-2 Canada Research Chair in Software and Semantic Computing, and two Tier-2 Canada Research Chairs in Biomedical Engineering, as well as many other faculty members with various accolades to their names.
The department offers Master of Applied Science (MASc), Master of Engineering (MENg), Master of Engineering with AI Concentration, International Double Degree, Master of Engineering in Computer Networks, Energy and Innovation Professional Master's Diploma. The department’s students also have the opportunity to pursue a recognized graduate program at Ryerson University and one of their partner universities in Europe.

  • Areas of Research - Biomedical Signal Processing, Bioinformatics, Biosensors, Computer Architecture, Computer Networks, Control Systems, Robotics, Digital Communications, Digital Signal Processing, Embedded Systems, Electromagnetics, Integrated Circuits, Microsystems, Multimedia, Power Electronics, Power Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks, And Wireless And Optical Communications.
  • List of Labs - Biophotonics and Bioengineering Lab; Centre for Interactive Multimedia Information Mining; Communications And Signal Processing Applications Laboratory; Computer and Network Security Laboratory; Computer Networks Laboratory; Computer Vision and Image Processing Laboratory; Dependable Autonomic Systems Laboratory; Embedded and Reconfigurable Systems Laboratory; Fiber Optic Communications and Sensing Laboratory; Field-Programmable Devices for High-Performance Computing; Integrated Circuits and Smart Systems Lab; Laboratory for Electric Drive Applications and Research; Laboratory for Systems, Software and Semantics (LS3); Lightning Measurement Facility; Microsystems Research Laboratory; Multimedia and Distributed Computing Laboratory; Optimization Problems Research and Applications Laboratory; Power and Energy Analysis Research Laboratory; Ryerson Communications Laboratory; Ryerson Multimedia Research Laboratory; Signal Analysis Research Laboratory; Signal and Information Processing Laboratory; Sensorimotor Processing and Integration for Rehabilitation, Adaptation and Learning Lab; The Wireless Communications and Networking Laboratory

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering prepares its learners for a challenging, rewarding and highly paid profession. Its Bachelor of Engineering program in both Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering is in high demand owing to its emphasis on laboratory exercise and real-world initiatives and the exercise of classroom theory. Ryerson University is one of the only six universities in Canada offering an Industrial Engineering degree. The Department provides a graduate program leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree, a Master of Applied Science (MASc) degree or a Master of Engineering (MEng) degree for learners seeking advanced study in an applied professional program. Graduates from the university find employment opportunities in every industry and sector in positions related to planning, production, operations, research, product development, plant management, logistics procedures planning, motion study, ergonomics, and performance measurement and standards.
The research areas include Biomechanics; Data Science; Industrial Engineering; Manufacturing and Materials; Mechatronics and MEMS; Solid Mechanics; Thermofluids and Sustainable Energy Systems; Vibration Dynamics and Control

  • List of Research Laboratories - Design Engineering Collaboratory; Data Science; Human Factors Engineering Lab; Laboratory of Fields, Flows, and Interfaces; Materials Research Lab; Productivity & Efficiency Analysis Research Lab (PEARL)

Pure Sciences

Ryerson's Biology Program at the Faculty of Sciences provides Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and PhD programmes in Biology, leading to research or leadership positions in both industries and academia. The possibilities include careers in the areas of Agri-food, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical And Medicine, Dentistry, or other health-related areas. There is also an option to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences through which learners can pursue careers in clinical or forensic laboratories in biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries. MSc or PhD in Molecular Science prepares students to pursue medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, or physiotherapy careers. Other possibilities include biomedical research institutions, NGOs, health organizations, policy organizations, consulting management firms, and patent law firms.

The faculty of Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate courses in Chemistry preparing students for careers as scientists, researchers or science managers in government or the academic world. Graduates are also able to seek jobs in biotechnology, environmental science, analytical laboratory services, product development and quality control. Its Bachelors and Masters of Science (MSc) programmes in Computer Science teach the learners a variety of skills ranging from creating a fresh computer program and solving issues with end-users to improving storage ability on a current scheme.

The Financial Mathematics program at the Faculty of Sciences is a brand new graduate program that offers sophisticated mathematics knowledge to allow learners to analyze markets, handle investment, and assess risk. Graduates can work as investment specialists, auditors, accountants, economic managers, company service managers, system analysts, software programmers or mathematicians with private businesses or government. Ryerson's Mathematics and its Applications program provides opportunities such as work placement, thesis projects, and study involvement. From finance to computer security to medical studies, undergraduates and graduates from this course have many career possibilities open to them. 

Medical Physics program teaches learners the methodologies of medical imaging, radiation therapy, radiation protection and dosimetry using the ideas of physics in the field of medicine. It is undergraduate (BSc Medical Physics) and graduate (MSc and PhD Biomedical Physics) programs offer job placement opportunities, state-of - the-art techniques and equipment, and practical training to prepare learners for real-life work experience. Graduates go on to pursue roles such as medical research, radiation exposure testing, cancer diagnosis and management services, and research.

Annual fees for Indians $20,357
Annual off-campus living $5,300
Source : GyanDhan's analysis & university's website as of year 2018

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