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You will then write professional practice and ethics examinations to qualify for the P. The world is waiting for your ideas. you will gain 20 months of professional experience. rather than two. such as an MBA program. internship and co-op programs will prepare you to hit the ground running from the moment you graduate. The Engineering students of today will serve as the catalysts for change tomorrow. Some transition courses are also available for second. Developing leaders • Our Faculty of Engineering. From there. At the mid-point of the first and second semesters. assist with registration. trains and automobiles to bridges. Civil. • A broad range of specializations enable you to programs are accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. lab assignments. • The Transition Program enables first-year Students in good academic standing are eligible to participate in the optional Industrial Internship Program (IIP). In March 2007. or for graduate studies. Ryerson champions that spirit of innovation. The co-op program enables you to earn an income while working for industry partners and building a valuable network of contacts. over 100 Engineering students took turns pushing a VW Beetle around the Ryerson Quadrangle to help raise money for the SickKids Foundation. This paid internship enables you to strengthen your skills and participate in real-world projects while earning a competitive salary. Financial Sciences and Organizational Sciences. • The Early Intervention Program is designed for first-year Engineering students.ca 2 3 . Our courses. Work terms begin after your second year and alternate with study terms for the duration of the program. with the exception of those enrolled in Industrial Engineering. designation. Computer. private and confidential service enables students to meet with a professional counsellor to discuss any issue. Electrical. George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre www. • Completing a professionally available to students in the Faculty of Engineering. liaise with your instructors and help facilitate your transition to university. we offer a number of support services to ease your way: • The First Year and Common Engineering Opportunities for professional learning experiences extend beyond our campus. Following your third year. you must work as an Engineer in Training under the direction of a professional engineer for four years. • Ryerson’s Women in Engineering (WIE) Paid work placements are integrated into the Chemical Engineering Co-op program.feas. design projects. This program already places a strong emphasis on management issues. Architecture and Science. Here are more avenues to career success: • Industrial Internship Program Office (FYCEO) is staffed by a team of academic co-ordinators. and its accreditation process will conclude during the academic year when the program’s inaugural class graduates. During your five years of study. you work with one of our corporate partners for a 12. Examples include the mentoring program WIE Mentor-Link. • A dedicated counselling support service is Science is one of the largest engineering faculties in Canada. options will be discussed to reduce the chance of aca­demic failure. professionally-oriented learning experiences.Eng. Architecture and Professional recognition • Seven of our eight Engineering students to complete their curriculum over three semesters. Operations Management/Operations Research. How will you make a difference? Engineering The support you need The working world Manage your career Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Engineering can be challenging. and Mechanical Engineering programs. The new program in Biomedical Engineering will be launched in fall 2008. • Co-operative Work Experience Optional Specialization in Management Sciences Students in good academic standing may pursue this option to prepare for careers in engineering or applied science management. engineers visualize and actualize new ways to improve the quality of our lives. After graduation. which enables female Engineering students to promote their field to young women in high school. custom design your education. financial or academic nature. The option is available to all Engineering students. interpersonal. you return to Ryerson for your final year. robots and Earth-friendly fuels.Your Success Engineers are the master planners of our modern world.to 16-month period. Industrial. accredited program will bring you one step closer to registering as a professional engineer in Canada. In the meantime. This free.and third-year students. including those of a personal. dedicated counsellors and academic administrators who can answer your questions. At the completion of the internship. From designing planes. This arrangement helps you successfully move on to the second year of study. Courses in this optional specialization cover the following areas: Strategic Engineering Management. an orientation/Welcome Soirée and the Discover Engineering summer day camp. At Ryerson. program offers several initiatives to support female Engineering students. students who are failing requisite courses are encouraged to meet with a member of the FYCEO team. • Our programs give you a strong grounding in theoretical fundamentals supported by practical. Biomedical. our role is to provide the necessary skills and experiences to prepare you for career success in the future. The IIP is available to students in the Aerospace.ryerson.

4th year Aerospace Engineering student 5 .Eng. if you participate in the optional Industrial Internship Program (see page 3). “The great thing about the Aerospace Engineering program is that it enables students to take theories learned in class and labs. who consist mainly of engineers. Before I came to Ryerson. and civil team takes part in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Aero Design Competition.ryerson. Among the industry’s more than 70. wind tunnels. Good designs A model glider designed and built by the CASI design team. including a propulsion testing facility. it’s just the beginning. aircraft that grants an undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering.500 US after winning a 2006 competition to design and manufacture a sub-orbital pico-satellite. What’s more. stress analysis. air transportation. students develop a network of contacts. Here are a few examples of Ryerson design groups and their achievements: • Each year. • In your final year. space exploration. space-based telecommunications. and apply them to practical situations. you may specialize in one The phrase “all work and no play” doesn’t apply to Aerospace Engineering students. I was able to understand much more about aircraft and flight in general. the UN Mondialogo International Engineering Award in 2005 for designing a remotecontrolled UAV to detect landmines. which weighed in at 350 grams.ca/~aeronet The details • Ryerson is one of only two Canadian universities • Program studies include aeronautics. • Final-year students complete a team-based (CASI) Design team participates in two contests – the annual Free-Flight Model Glider Competition and the Icarus Rocket Design Competition. space systems.000 members. Aerospace Engineering When it comes to career options in aerospace engineering. military service. you will be one step closer to achieving P. 30 per cent are based in Ontario. special purpose spacecraft or specialized aircraft. or in associated technology-focused fields such as transportation. the sky isn’t the limit. building relationships that may lead to job offers after graduation. satellites. • The program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. research. However. By participating in student design groups. which takes you through the initial design phase of a major space system. industry-related projects during the summer. • Students benefit from state-of-the-art learning performance. the Ryerson Institute for Aerospace Design and Innovation (RIADI) gives second. While contributing to the innovation process.” Ryan Coelho. they are strategic about their extracurricular activities. and engine testing equipment. etc. 4 The university has joined with leading Canadian aerospace companies to create the Ryerson Institute for Aerospace Design and Innovation (RIADI). scientists and technicians. NASA JPL and the Naval Research Laboratory.and third-year students the opportunity to apply for paid summer internships with highly reputable aerospace companies. through the program’s wide range of study topics. design project. designation.“The lab experiments allowed us to see how theories applied to real situations. • The Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute RIADI or military helicopters. structural design. “I could always find a faculty member who specialized in the areas that most interested me. Now. flight mechanics. stability and control. My experience in RIADI has given me the skills and knowledge I need to be successful in the future. I’m working with one professor to complete my master’s degree in the study and testing of new aerospace materials.Eng. NASA Goddard. • The CanSat team took home $2. teaching. Aerospace Engineering ‘06 Currently pursuing a Master of Applied Science in Aerospace Engineering at Ryerson www. That means after graduation. team members apply their knowledge in competitions against other universities. information and the environment. structural dynamics and space dynamics facilities. The aerospace industry in Canada is among the top five largest in the world. aircraft structures lab. status. The partnership enables selected students to work on real. • Space System Design – spacecraft. The contest was judged by the American Astronautical Society (AAS). employment opportunities can be found in military and commercial aircraft or spacecraft engineering. the Ryerson Aerospace Design (RAD) of two streams: • Aeronautical Design – aircraft. Students may also choose to complete a thesis. For those who are fascinated by all things flight-related. I had a professional pilot licence and. • The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) team won environments and equipment. For example. up to one year of your placement can be applied toward the work experience requirement for a P.” Lesha Kolubinski. and electronics and avionics. propulsion.

At Ryerson. Biomedical engineering may be a relatively new field. The following are sample design projects that you may explore as a Biomedical Engineering student: • A “smart” telephone system that is easily operated by people with physical disabilities. academic and health-care institutions that have partnered to serve the national and international biomedical research community. humans benefit from new diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities. defibrillators. • Ryerson is within close proximity to the Toronto Discovery District.ryerson. medical imaging. As a biomedical engineer. www. from designing innovative diagnostic tools to introducing advanced medical technologies.ca launch in fall 2008. biomechanics. you will get the best of both worlds. • Program studies include biomedical instru­ When it comes to mastering health-related concepts. • A wristwatch with sensors and wireless Bluetooth mentation and signal analysis.ee. a research network of government. Within this context. cardiac pacemakers. Without this evolving discipline. technology that monitors the limb tremors related to Parkinson’s disease. Your expertise and ideas are needed in every area of medicine. Most of the projects involve close interaction and collaboration with hospitals in the surrounding region. medical devices. students are exposed to state-of-the-art explorations in biomedical engineering. The best education comes from the merger of theory and practice. you hold the promise of making a tangible difference in the health of humanity. insulin pumps and artificial joints would only exist in science fiction. Get involved Summer research projects in the field of biomedical engineering are available through several Ryerson research laboratories. biomaterials. 6 7 . and improving the health and well-being of the human body. theoretical knowledge is simply not enough. with an aim of evaluating the effectiveness of medical treatments. but it has already made a significant impact in the longevity and quality of life for many people.The details • The Biomedical Engineering program will Learning by doing Biomedical Engineering When engineering principles are applied to medical problems. • A wireless blood-pressure monitor that transmits a patient’s readings to the doctor’s office via text message technology. bioinformatics and tissue engineering.

Chemical Engineering Co-op Ingenuity is the calling card of chemical engineering. treatment and disposal at Ontario Power Generation. • Tracking nuclear waste grows through classroom study. I use the knowledge and experience that I acquired at Ryerson. • In your fourth year. you will complete a cap- conditioner for Volvo and Canadian Tire with Shrader Canada. status after meeting the graduation and work experience requirements. products.ryerson. Chemical Engineering ‘05 Commercial Leadership Program General Electric (GE) Infrastructure – Water and Process Technologies plans and wells with the Water and Sewerage Authority of Trinidad and Tobago. 2007). such as environmental technology. lab work and practical research projects. The upper years provide in-depth knowledge of the field. • Over a five-year period. industry-related knowledge. 3rd year Chemical Engineering student www. The program curriculum is designed specifically to meet the demands of various industries and niche markets related to chemical engineering. For more details about the mandatory co-op program. The result? You graduate career-ready with field expertise. Here are a few examples of previous work placements: • Developing a new diesel fuel of paid. fuels and advanced materials. chemical engineers are the driving force behind environmentally friendly fuels. technological know-how. On a daily basis in my work. hands-on courses that provide practical. Chemical Engineering Co-op graduates find employment opportunities in diverse fields. and strong problem-solving. and I selected Ryerson because I believed its unique program would help me realize this aspiration. • You will benefit from small class sizes and a stone design course involving a group project in plant design. 8 9 . 24-student limit for tutorial and lab settings. Water and Wastewater Treatment. • Evaluating water treatment “My Ryerson degree allowed me to join General Electric. mathematics and chemical engineering principles. see page 3. Ryerson chemical engineers are unlike any other –  they benefit from co-op work experiences and intensive. Particulate Engineering and Plastics Technology.” Vesna Savkovic. co-operative work experience. Your own discoveries can make a difference. communication and presentation skills. better-tasting food and new pharmaceuticals. including Food Processing. scientific and engineering principles combine to produce innovative materials. and creating a process to produce monomers and polymers. I believe Ryerson Chemical Engineering graduates are best suited to fill highly soughtafter positions. generation. electronics and biotechnology “I chose to study chemical engineering because I wanted to work in the oil and gas sector.Eng. you may specialize in a Co-operative work terms solidify the lessons learned on campus. processes and energy sources. You are eligible for P. improved solid-waste treatment. • Theory and practice: your understanding number of professional electives. you will gain 20 months fundamental science. Sample projects include developing a wastewater treatment facility to handle sewage water from a tourist resort. As an added bonus. • During the final year. From small class sizes and individual attention to great co-op experiences. food and beverage. safety and health. As the masters of research and development. cleaner air and water. storage. the World’s Most Admired Company (Fortune magazine. Every day. Air Pollution and Control.ca/chemeng The details • The program is accredited by the Canadian From start to finish • The first two years of the program emphasize Real-world experience Engineering Accreditation Board. co-op terms help pay for school!” Bevin Braganza.

Recent projects include analyzing York Region’s rapid transit system. and evaluating the effectiveness of larvicide chemicals in the fight against West Nile virus. and the project management field.“Studying Civil Engineering at Ryerson has been an amazing experience. In addition. you are entitled to apply up to one year of your placement toward the work experience requirement for a P. And civil engineers lead the charge. bridges. As we conduct our busy lives. civil engineers create the infrastructure to support our civilization. construction. The structures are tested for their resistance to increasing weight to the point of collapse. however. national and international contests. geomatics. aesthetics. you will move closer to achieving P.” Sabrina Thackoorie ‘05 Agilia Product Specialist Innocon Inc. 10 11 . As a result. graduates from the Geomatics Engineering option are prepared for careers in legal surveying and the geomatics industry. structural and transportation engineering. During the first and second years. • The program emphasizes hands-on learning in the categories of economy. • Steel Bridge competition: bridges are judged option may also apply for certification from the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors. focus is placed on environmental. • Your final challenge in fourth year is to devise a solution to a real-world problem. designation. In 2007. • Those who complete the Geomatics Engineering Do you have what it takes? Demonstrate your engineering design skills through on-campus. • Concrete Toboggan competition: design. selfconsolidated concrete. www. airports. if you complete the optional Industrial Internship Program (see page 3). My most memorable times are from participating in these events with friends and colleagues. “I had a fantastic experience in the Civil Engineering program. construct and race a five-person toboggan with a concrete running surface and a braking system. the Department is known across the country for the achievements of its undergraduates. geotechnical. high-rise buildings and power grids aren’t always top of mind. the Department of Civil Engineering has supported countless student design competitions. transportation. operation and maintenance of these structures and facilities. regional. tremendous thought is invested in the design. 4th year Civil Engineering student Civil Engineering The details The spirit of competition We often take the built environment for granted. Without overstating their importance. Ryerson’s team placed fourth in a field of 12 and received the Innovation Award for its concrete mix consisting of shredded PVC fibres. • The Canadian Wood Council’s Wooden and excellence in design. I love my job and believe my experience at Ryerson has contributed to my success. Manitoba. Furthermore. • Students can choose to continue in the regular Catapult competition: lightweight catapults are designed to hurl a ball at targets of varying distances.Eng.ryerson. structural and geomatics engineering. This means after graduation. • Concrete Canoe competition: design. The team also won awards for Best Rookie Team. which have complemented the theoretical aspects of the program. white glue and dental floss are the only materials holding these bridges together.ca • The program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. I’ve had the opportunity to not only gain an education here.” Reza Jamalirad. and race a canoe made of lightweight. efficiency. real-world experiences. The academic work was challenging and allowed me to explore different topics in the field.civil. stiffness and speed of construction. First Place Brake Design and First Place Oral Presentation. During my four years here. and there were many opportunities to get involved in extracurricular activities and competitions. In truth. Ryerson students placed second at the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race in Winnipeg. lightness. In the 2006 national competition. The lab work provided hands-on. “I currently work in the field of material engineering. Do you want to develop cities and structures from the ground up? Employment opportunities exist in geoenvironmental. but also a new way of thinking – something that will remain with me forever. • Bridge Building competition: popsicle sticks. construct Civil Engineering stream or specialize in Geomatics Engineering.Eng. roads. status. stadiums.

computers serve many other roles in our lives. If you want to explore the possibilities as a computer engineer. • An on-board system that provides Ryerson’s Top honours “I enjoyed learning from professors who had first-hand knowledge of the industry. The best thing about the Computer Engineering program is that it develops your understanding of both software and hardware. unlike other systems. I was President of the Ryerson Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Society. software system development. The goal is to create a working prototype that uses electronic systems and processors. organizations. a secondyear Computer Engineering student. • A remote sensing. • A network-controlled car equipped with low- power sensor nodes that provide real-time information to avoid collisions on the road. won first prize in the Innovative Design category of the 2007 Canadian Engineering Competition in Montreal. ranks websites based on their content. Upper-year study topics within Computer Engineering include computer architecture. however. structures for hyperlinking and overall quality. Every second.Eng. swiftly. an online websiteranking tool that. status. • Summer research projects Computer Engineering The modern world has a need for speed. two-semester group design project. Translation: when you receive your degree. from playing recorded music to co-ordinating air traffic control systems.ee. One recent project developed software that converts 2-D films to 3-D. Today.ryerson. An on-board measuring unit collects data about environmental variables and sends the information to a computer through a small. Your learning is not limited to books – the lab work enables you to understand the practical applications of your knowledge. and can operate as a self-driven vehicle in a simulated traffic situation.ca The details • The program is accredited by the Canadian • The first two years of the Computer Engineering work in either self-guided or remotely controlled modes. Being active in that group allowed me to meet many people in the industry. From the BlackBerry to the cell phone. The results are then presented at a departmental open house. Beyond communication.” Nazuk Jain. “My experience at Ryerson has been full of opportunities to learn. • An animated game that enables users to take a are available through the 15 research laboratories in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. moving platform that can Emilijan Mirceski. information moves across the globe. hardware-software co-design. If you choose to participate in the optional Industrial Internship Program (see page 3). Emilijan developed MiniRank. systems applications and computer networking. www. Engineering Accreditation Board. such as the Hobby Computers Club. digital radio. and the labs gave me the chance to apply theories that I had learned in class. Quebec.Learning by doing Get involved • Opportunities exist for The program’s highly structured curriculum places significant emphasis on design and laboratory-based learning experiences. “While in university. For example. final-year students demonstrate their knowledge in a mandatory. 3rd year Computer Engineering student 12 13 . • An intelligent robot that recognizes objects of different shapes and moves them to designated locations.and hardwarerelated fields.Eng. up to one year of your placement can be applied toward the work experience requirement for a P. and various events throughout the year further increase your interest in software. computers keep us connected around-theclock. Finally.” Dennis Marcantonio ‘06 Computer Engineer IBT Trust Company Formula SAE team (see page 19) with real-time data about the vehicle’s condition and track information that will help the driver maintain better control on the race course. and Electrical Engineering programs are identical. virtual tour of Ryerson’s George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre. digital electronics. silently and seamlessly. Fourth-year elective courses enable you to specialize in a variety of subject areas. designation. discover and experiment. my degree has allowed me to have the career I want –  straight out of university. real-time operating systems and numerical techniques. employment opportunities can be found in hardware design. you will be one step closer to achieving P. Recent design projects include: students to design computer systems for home-based care of the elderly. communication systems and control theory. The power and potential of computers is nearly limitless. video gaming and computer networking.

digital imaging. • Jamin Islam ‘06 and Dennis Marcantonio ’06 (see page 13) won the 2006 Energy Ambassadors Student Competition for their project. If you choose to participate in the optional Industrial Internship Program (see page 3). such as GPS location and photographs. “I feel privileged to have earned my bachelor’s degree from Ryerson because I gained practical experience in the Electrical Engineering program. control theory.ee. The lab work helped me understand theoretical concepts. service and maintenance of systems. More importantly. Upper-year study topics within Electrical Engineering include electromagnetics. high-level strategic planning in the corporate sector.ryerson. • Developing techniques to the renewable energy of wind power to the utility system.Eng. designation. Sample projects include: • Designing integrated Students pursuing a BEng in Electrical Engineering may select from four program streams in their final year: • Energy Systems Option • Microsystems Option • Multimedia Systems Option • Robotics and Control • Riwa Karkoli ‘06 won first prize in the 2006 IEEE Canada Best Paper Competition for her project. communication systems. • A power electronic device that connects microsystems for faster data transmission. Electrical Engineering ‘06 Systems Test Engineer Dominion Voting Systems Corporation Systems Option mitigate interferences in wireless data transmission systems. Energy Efficiency Assessment Using Zigbee Sensor Platform. They include hardware and software application design. A Plantar Pressure Distribution Analysis System for the Dynamic Moving Foot. allowing me to transition smoothly into my current role as a Systems Test Engineer. • A control system consisting of wirelessly Summer research projects are available through the 15 research laboratories in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. microcomputer systems. Translation: when you receive your degree. and I can thank the Electrical Engineering curriculum for helping me develop that knowledge.” Nadeem Salyani. It’s a position that requires familiarity with the operation of scopes. communication systems. and electrical devices and systems. the various student groups associated with the program have enabled me to further develop and apply my technical and interpersonal skills. In the classroom and laboratory environments. www. you will be one step closer to achieving P. produced by solar-power panels to facilitate the conversion of solar energy for use in residential or commercial electrical systems. to the operator. • Courses offered in the first two years of the Hands-on learning is a vital component of the program and a significant amount of time is devoted to design and lab work.” Ramnesh Bansal. they work constantly to enhance this flow. and the provision. Recent design projects include: • A device that tracks the maximum power Electrical Engineering program are identical to those in the Computer Engineering program. As a result. up to one year of your placement can be applied toward the work experience requirement for a P. The result is a working prototype that uses control systems. students participate in a mandatory group design project. robots. The domain of electrical engineers is broad and includes microelectronics.“My favorite component of the Electrical Engineering program is tackling the challenging projects and design-oriented assignments. connected units that monitor and respond to changes in temperature and indoor air quality in residential HVAC systems. 14 15 . Those experiences have been the key to my personal development at Ryerson. and control systems for airports and power stations. analyzers and multi-meters. • A Smart Info-Pad for use in art galleries and Get involved Take your pick Top honours museums that furnishes exhibits with audiovisual descriptions that can be downloaded for visitors over a wireless network.ca The details • The program is accredited by the Canadian Learning by doing Engineering Accreditation Board. During their final year. it comes as no surprise that electrical engineers can work in a variety of fields. The projects are then demonstrated during a departmental open house. In addition. however.Eng. 4th year Electrical Engineering student Electrical Engineering Electrical engineers understand every aspect of the transfer of electrical energy and information. I have gained the confidence to develop and analyze designs effectively. • An autonomous “sniffing” robot that can track toxic odours to their source and wirelessly relay information. status. power electronics and digital signal processors.

ergonomics. www. I founded the Iranian Student Association. Get the inside scoop on Ryerson’s Industrial Engineering program from Daniela and Mohammad – see their testimonials on the right. Examples include health care. What’s more. “In the Industrial Engineering program. • Program studies include facilities design.ryerson. Placing first among other Canadian universities provided further proof that Ryerson teaches the technical and communication skills that the industry demands. In the end. • Scheduling departures for runway systems operations research. industrial engineers can be found in many areas of the service and manufacturing industries. cost-effective solution to a real-life productivity problem at a manufacturing facility. designation.ca The details • Ryerson’s Industrial Engineering program • Hands-on courses and lab assignments Oh. flexible manufacturing. students explore the link between posture and productivity in the workplace. shown leading an IIE student chapter meeting. “During my time at Ryerson. there are many opportunities to expand your knowledge through internships and extracurricular activities. CIBC Retail Markets An Industrial Engineering student inspects the quality of a manufacturing process. On top of that.mie. and presenting findings to peers and upper management. The human body is sensitive to movement and posture. Industrial Engineering students use digital human models to evaluate body loads and injury risks at work. In the Ergonomics Research Laboratory. quality. Congratulations go to Daniela Hawkins ’06. Held during a conference of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Canada. I was part of the winning team for an engineering design competition at the 2006 conference of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Canada. • Electives are available in project management. “In 2006. As an example. Industrial Engineering ‘06 Associate Specialist. We had to solve a real-life problem from a Pratt & Whitney Canada manufacturing facility in Halifax. Need proof? Consider the stiff neck or tight back muscles you experience after a day of studying. In addition. scheduling and production planning.Eng. transportation and distribution. •Designing an entire system – from concept to distribution – for a medicationdispensing unit to be used in hospitals. at Toronto Pearson Inter­national Airport. financial systems. asking relevant and probing questions. decision analysis. was elected a student representative on Ryerson’s Senate and have served as President of the IIE student chapter at Ryerson. industrial engineers balance the intricacies of information systems. The goal? To prepare you for the exciting challenge of finding solutions to real-world problems. the field of industrial engineering considers the human element in the design and operation of complex systems. With their ability to reconcile the demands of multiple systems. become increasingly complex as you proceed through the program. for those who complete the optional Industrial Internship Program (see page 3). my aching back We are the champions is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board.Mohammad Kamali. you will move closer to achieving P. my team won the engineering design competition at the annual conference of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Canada. efficiency and performance standards. Four Ryerson Industrial Engineering students won a national engineering design competition sponsored by Pratt & Whitney Canada in 2006. What does that mean for you? After graduation. information systems and industrial systems design. Process Engineering. risk assessment and reliability.” Daniela Hawkins. Janet Ho ‘07. For instance. systems simulation. my role at CIBC requires the same abilities as the design competition – collecting and analyzing data. Examples of recent upper-year projects include: • Using simulation modelling for analysis of traffic-light changes to improve pedestrian safety at a Toronto intersection. Ryerson’s team emerged victorious after proposing a feasible.Eng. resources.” Mohammad Kamali. 4th year Industrial Engineering student Industrial Engineering Can people and processes co-exist? The answer is yes. integrated manufacturing. How people work and think must be taken into account when companies are trying to improve productivity. the competition featured participants from eight universities. specialized equipment is used to determine the optimal work­-space design for industrial settings. standing. status. safety. Today. 16 17 . thanks to industrial engineers. up to one year of your placement can go toward the work experience requirement for a P. A mix of management and technology. I have met a lot of people and had a wide range of experi­ ences. financial services and government organizations. Candice Langlois ‘07 and Mohammad Kamali ‘07.

” Jay Lee. • The program is accredited by the Canadian Get involved – the following organizations have chapters at Ryerson: • Engineers Without Borders. The details • In Ryerson’s Mechanical Engineering program. Here. 18 19 . up to one year of your placement counts toward the work experience requirement for a P. almost every question can be answered using an example from your work with the team. Machinability Inc. not money. aerodynamic vehicle that takes fuel economy to the extreme. The wonder years Go extracurricular Start your engines Over time. In 2005. Thermodynamics: explore the link between heat and energy using HVAC systems. The lab-based projects solidify my understanding of engineering principles. cars are more than a hobby – they are a way of life. management and consulting. and power generation industries. Year Study topics 3 Machine Design: use basic mechanical engineering concepts to design complex mechanisms. status. Each year. • SAE Supermileage team: build a single-person. including the automotive. Machines intersect with our lives in many ways – from warm homes to cool cars to mechanical devices that help people with physical disabilities. • International professional societies. which offer For some people. www.ca “The hands-on lab experiments help me test classroom theories against real-life applications. such as the Ontario Engineering Competition and the Formula SAE competition. which helps developing communities access technologies to improve their lives. Thermo/Fluids: design complex systems for the heating and ventilating. “The Supermileage team gives you something that sets you apart from other job applicants. mechanical engineers are constantly conceiving new ideas. For those who complete the optional Industrial Internship Program (see page 3). If you would like to turn your curiosity into a career. • Formula SAE team: fabricate a formula-style Engineers) • CSME (Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers) • A SHRAE (American Society of Heating. electronic and pharmaceutical industries. Engineers) • SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) lightweight.Eng.ryerson. employment opportunities exist in research and development. there are several opportunities to get your motor runnin’. 2nd year Mechanical Engineering student Andrew Mason. SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) teams design and build vehicles for competitions across Canada. and in every facet of manufacturing. centre. all-terrain conditions.mie. an association Engineering Accreditation Board. and you have handson experience with the designmanufacture life cycle. field support. the wheels are always turning. Mechatronics: see year 3 study topics you will learn by doing. and student competitions and conferences: • A SME (American Society of Mechanical vehicle that can handle punishing. During an interview. solve problems. makes the world go around. For instance. with focus on materials selection and stress analysis.” Andrew Mason. aerospace.Mechanical Engineering Some might argue that machinery. Year Study topics 4 In addition to completing a team-based design project.S.Eng. Ryerson’s Formula SAE team placed 16th in a field of 80 at the UK Formula Student competition. Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) • SME (Society of Manufacturing racecar powered by a supercharged or turbocharged engine. you will gain knowledge in these areas: Year Study topics 1 Materials Science: you will prepare and test material samples to meet industry standards. technical sales. Mechatronics: design and analyze robotics and automated systems. When it comes to improving technology. the U. if you will pardon the expression. Fluid Mechanics: explore the concepts of laminar and turbulent flows. Translation: after graduation. For these masterminds. scholarships. 2 Manufacturing: use computer-controlled machines to design and build miniature cars for competition. you know how to work well with others. and Europe. Mechanical Engineering ’04 Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering ‘06 Mechanical Engineer. designation. you will be one step closer to achieving P. we summarize the design challenges: • SAE Mini-Baja team: produce an amphibious “I was captain of Ryerson’s SAE Supermileage team for several years and the experience played a major role in securing my undergraduate internship at Celestica and my current position at Machinability Inc. you will specialize in one of four areas: Solid Mechanics: design machines and mechanical components. gas and diesel engines. Theories come to life through hands-on projects and lab assignments. delegate responsibilities and co-ordinate finances. and gas and steam turbines. shown with the 2007 Supermileage team and car. which I then demonstrate in student competitions. Engineering Graphics: students demonstrate design ideas using the latest solid modelling software. At Ryerson. Controls: build and control automated robotic mechanisms. Manufacturing: apply best design practices to the manufacturing industry.

MEng) students will pursue research These programs meet the needs in one of the following areas: of networking professionals who • Industrial Engineering want to increase their knowledge • Manufacturing. (MASc. PhD) Offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Students choose from three study areas: • Environmental Engineering • Structural Engineering • Transportation and Aerospace Manufacturing • Avionics and Environmental Applied Science and Management (MASc) This is a multidisciplinary program that prepares students for management roles in the expanding environment industry by providing research opportunities in a variety of environmental fields. • Thermofluids Engineering choose.Furthering your education If graduate school is in your future. PhD) Computer Networks Through these programs. environmental and social development. the Faculty of Engineering. research and engineering applications.feas.ca – for program information . M5B 2K3 July 2007 (50011) www. these new programs include the following options: • Aerodynamics and Propulsion • Aerospace Structures Civil Engineering (MASc. PhD) Students may specialize in one of two areas: • Water/Wastewater and Food Treatment Technologies • Polymer and Processing Mechanical Engineering (MASc.ryerson. Materials of the field. 350 Victoria Street. Toronto. Electrical and Computer Engineering (MASc.ca – personalize your own portal page ask. MEng. Architecture and Science offers a number of graduate programs administered through the School of Graduate Studies: Aerospace Engineering (MASc. Canada. MEng.ryerson. PhD) Launched in fall 2007.ryerson. and for those who and Solid Mechanics wish to enter the high-demand area of computer networks. these programs provide cross-disciplinary links that support advanced study.ca – immediate answers to your questions Ryerson University. ON. MEng. Aerospace Systems Chemical Engineering (MASc. MEng. MEng. PhD) These programs are designed for those who want to participate in the enhancement of Canada’s economic.