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Undergraduate Engineering Programs

Aerospace Biomedical Chemical Co-op Civil Computer Electrical Industrial Mechanical


Your Success
Engineers are the master planners of our modern world. From designing planes, trains and automobiles to bridges, robots and Earth-friendly fuels, engineers visualize and actualize new ways to improve the quality of our lives. Ryerson champions that spirit of innovation. The Engineering students of today will serve as the catalysts for change tomorrow. In the meantime, our role is to provide the necessary skills and experiences to prepare you for career success in the future. The world is waiting for your ideas. How will you make a difference?


The support you need

The working world

Manage your career

Pursuing a bachelors degree in Engineering can be challenging. At Ryerson, 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. Here are more avenues to career success:
Industrial Internship Program

Office (FYCEO) is staffed by a team of academic co-ordinators, dedicated counsellors and academic administrators who can answer your questions, assist with registration, liaise with your instructors and help facilitate your transition to university.
The Early Intervention Program is designed

for first-year Engineering students. At the mid-point of the first and second semesters, students who are failing requisite courses are encouraged to meet with a member of the FYCEO team. From there, options will be discussed to reduce the chance of academic failure.
The Transition Program enables first-year

Students in good academic standing are eligible to participate in the optional Industrial Internship Program (IIP). Following your third year, you work with one of our corporate partners for a 12- to 16-month period. This paid internship enables you to strengthen your skills and participate in real-world projects while earning a competitive salary. At the completion of the internship, you return to Ryerson for your final year. The IIP is available to students in the Aerospace, Biomedical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering programs.
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, or for graduate studies, such as an MBA program. Courses in this optional specialization cover the following areas: Strategic Engineering Management, Operations Management/Operations Research, Financial Sciences and Organizational Sciences. The option is available to all Engineering students, with the exception of those enrolled in Industrial Engineering. This program already places a strong emphasis on management issues.

Developing leaders
Our Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and

Professional recognition
Seven of our eight Engineering

students to complete their curriculum over three semesters, rather than two. This arrangement helps you successfully move on to the second year of study. Some transition courses are also available for second- and third-year students.
A dedicated counselling support service is

Science is one of the largest engineering faculties in Canada.

Our programs give you a strong grounding in

theoretical fundamentals supported by practical, professionally-oriented learning experiences. Our courses, lab assignments, design projects, internship and co-op programs will prepare you to hit the ground running from the moment you graduate.
 A broad range of specializations enable you to

programs are accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. The new program in Biomedical Engineering will be launched in fall 2008, and its accreditation process will conclude during the academic year when the programs inaugural class graduates.
Completing a professionally

available to students in the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science. This free, private and confidential service enables students to meet with a professional counsellor to discuss any issue, including those of a personal, interpersonal, financial or academic nature.
Ryersons Women in Engineering (WIE)

Paid work placements are integrated into the Chemical Engineering Co-op program. During your five years of study, you will gain 20 months of professional experience. Work terms begin after your second year and alternate with study terms for the duration of the program. The co-op program enables you to earn an income while working for industry partners and building a valuable network of contacts.

custom design your education.

In March 2007, over 100 Engineering students took turns pushing a VW Beetle around the Ryerson Quadrangle to help raise money for the SickKids Foundation.

accredited program will bring you one step closer to registering as a professional engineer in Canada. After graduation, you must work as an Engineer in Training under the direction of a professional engineer for four years. You will then write professional practice and ethics examinations to qualify for the P.Eng. designation.

program offers several initiatives to support female Engineering students. Examples include the mentoring program WIE Mentor-Link, an orientation/Welcome Soire and the Discover Engineering summer day camp, which enables female Engineering students to promote their field to young women in high school.
George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre


The lab experiments allowed us to see how theories applied to real situations. Before I came to Ryerson, I had a professional pilot licence and, through the programs wide range of study topics, I was able to understand much more about aircraft and flight in general.

Aerospace Engineering
When it comes to career options in aerospace engineering, the sky isnt the limit; its just the beginning. The aerospace industry in Canada is among the top five largest in the world. Among the industrys more than 70,000 members, who consist mainly of engineers, scientists and technicians, 30 per cent are based in Ontario. For those who are fascinated by all things flight-related, employment opportunities can be found in military and commercial aircraft or spacecraft engineering, air transportation, space exploration, space-based telecommunications, research, teaching, military service, or in associated technology-focused fields such as transportation, information and the environment.
Good designs
A model glider designed and built by the CASI design team.

I could always find a faculty member who specialized in the areas that most interested me. Now, Im working with one professor to complete my masters degree in the study and testing of new aerospace materials. Lesha Kolubinski, Aerospace Engineering 06 Currently pursuing a Master of Applied Science in Aerospace Engineering at Ryerson


The details
Ryerson is one of only two Canadian universities Program studies include aeronautics, aircraft

that grants an undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering.

The program is accredited by the Canadian

Engineering Accreditation Board. That means after graduation, you will be one step closer to achieving P.Eng. status. Whats more, if you participate in the optional Industrial Internship Program (see page 3), up to one year of your placement can be applied toward the work experience requirement for a P.Eng. designation.
Students benefit from state-of-the-art learning

performance, propulsion, flight mechanics, space systems, structural design, stress analysis, stability and control, and electronics and avionics.
In your final year, you may specialize in one

The phrase all work and no play doesnt apply to Aerospace Engineering students. However, they are strategic about their extracurricular activities. By participating in student design groups, team members apply their knowledge in competitions against other universities. Here are a few examples of Ryerson design groups and their achievements:
Each year, the Ryerson Aerospace Design (RAD)

of two streams:
 Aeronautical Designaircraft, and civil

team takes part in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Aero Design Competition.
The Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute


or military helicopters.
Space System Designspacecraft,

satellites, etc.
 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.
The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) team won

environments and equipment, including a propulsion testing facility, aircraft structures lab, wind tunnels, structural dynamics and space dynamics facilities, and engine testing equipment.

design project, which takes you through the initial design phase of a major space system, special purpose spacecraft or specialized aircraft. Students may also choose to complete a thesis.

the UN Mondialogo International Engineering Award in 2005 for designing a remotecontrolled UAV to detect landmines.
The CanSat team took home $2,500 US after

winning a 2006 competition to design and manufacture a sub-orbital pico-satellite, which weighed in at 350 grams. The contest was judged by the American Astronautical Society (AAS), NASA Goddard, NASA JPL and the Naval Research Laboratory.

The university has joined with leading Canadian aerospace companies to create the Ryerson Institute for Aerospace Design and Innovation (RIADI). The partnership enables selected students to work on real, industry-related projects during the summer. While contributing to the innovation process, students develop a network of contacts, building relationships that may lead to job offers after graduation.

The great thing about the Aerospace Engineering program is that it enables students to take theories learned in class and labs, and apply them to practical situations. For example, the Ryerson Institute for Aerospace Design and Innovation (RIADI) gives second- and third-year students the opportunity to apply for paid summer internships with highly reputable aerospace companies. My experience in RIADI has given me the skills and knowledge I need to be successful in the future. Ryan Coelho, 4th year Aerospace Engineering student

The details
The Biomedical Engineering program will

Learning by doing

Biomedical Engineering
When engineering principles are applied to medical problems, humans benefit from new diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities. Biomedical engineering may be a relatively new field, but it has already made a significant impact in the longevity and quality of life for many people. Without this evolving discipline, defibrillators, cardiac pacemakers, insulin pumps and artificial joints would only exist in science fiction. As a biomedical engineer, you hold the promise of making a tangible difference in the health of humanity. Your expertise and ideas are needed in every area of medicine, from designing innovative diagnostic tools to introducing advanced medical technologies, and improving the health and well-being of the human body. www.ee.ryerson.ca

launch in fall 2008.

Ryerson is within close proximity to the

Toronto Discovery District, a research network of government, academic and health-care institutions that have partnered to serve the national and international biomedical research community. Within this context, students are exposed to state-of-the-art explorations in biomedical engineering.
Program studies include biomedical instru

When it comes to mastering health-related concepts, theoretical knowledge is simply not enough. The best education comes from the merger of theory and practice. At Ryerson, you will get the best of both worlds. 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.

 A wristwatch with sensors and wireless Bluetooth

mentation and signal analysis, biomechanics, biomaterials, medical imaging, medical devices, bioinformatics and tissue engineering.

technology that monitors the limb tremors related to Parkinsons disease, with an aim of evaluating the effectiveness of medical treatments.
 A wireless blood-pressure monitor that transmits

a patients readings to the doctors office via text message technology.

Get involved

Summer research projects in the field of biomedical engineering are available through several Ryerson research laboratories. Most of the projects involve close interaction and collaboration with hospitals in the surrounding region.

Chemical Engineering Co-op

Ingenuity is the calling card of chemical engineering. Every day, scientific and engineering principles combine to produce innovative materials, products, processes and energy sources. As the masters of research and development, chemical engineers are the driving force behind environmentally friendly fuels, improved solid-waste treatment, cleaner air and water, better-tasting food and new pharmaceuticals. Your own discoveries can make a difference. Chemical Engineering Co-op graduates find employment opportunities in diverse fields, such as environmental technology, safety and health, food and beverage, fuels and advanced materials, electronics and biotechnology

I chose to study chemical engineering because I wanted to work in the oil and gas sector, and I selected Ryerson because I believed its unique program would help me realize this aspiration. Ryerson chemical engineers are unlike any other they benefit from co-op work experiences and intensive, hands-on courses that provide practical, industry-related knowledge. As an added bonus, co-op terms help pay for school! Bevin Braganza, 3rd year Chemical Engineering student


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. You are eligible for P.Eng. status after meeting the graduation and work experience requirements.
Over a five-year period, you will gain 20 months

fundamental science, mathematics and chemical engineering principles. The upper years provide in-depth knowledge of the field.
During the final year, you may specialize in a

Co-operative work terms solidify the lessons learned on campus. Here are a few examples of previous work placements:
Developing a new diesel fuel

of paid, co-operative work experience. The result? You graduate career-ready with field expertise, technological know-how, and strong problem-solving, communication and presentation skills. For more details about the mandatory co-op program, see page 3.
Theory and practice: your understanding

number of professional electives, including Food Processing, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Air Pollution and Control, Particulate Engineering and Plastics Technology.
In your fourth year, you will complete a cap-

conditioner for Volvo and Canadian Tire with Shrader Canada.

Tracking nuclear waste

grows through classroom study, lab work and practical research projects. The program curriculum is designed specifically to meet the demands of various industries and niche markets related to chemical engineering.
 You will benefit from small class sizes and a

stone design course involving a group project in plant design. Sample projects include developing a wastewater treatment facility to handle sewage water from a tourist resort, and creating a process to produce monomers and polymers.

generation, storage, treatment and disposal at Ontario Power Generation.

Evaluating water treatment

My Ryerson degree allowed me to join General Electric, the Worlds Most Admired Company (Fortune magazine, 2007). From small class sizes and individual attention to great co-op experiences, I believe Ryerson Chemical Engineering graduates are best suited to fill highly soughtafter positions. On a daily basis in my work, I use the knowledge and experience that I acquired at Ryerson. Vesna Savkovic, Chemical Engineering 05 Commercial Leadership Program General Electric (GE) InfrastructureWater and Process Technologies

plans and wells with the Water and Sewerage Authority of Trinidad and Tobago.

24-student limit for tutorial and lab settings.

Studying Civil Engineering at Ryerson has been an amazing experience. During my four years here, the Department of Civil Engineering has supported countless student design competitions, which have complemented the theoretical aspects of the program. As a result, the Department is known across the country for the achievements of its undergraduates. Ive had the opportunity to not only gain an education here, but also a new way of thinkingsomething that will remain with me forever. Reza Jamalirad, 4th year Civil Engineering student

Civil Engineering
The details The spirit of competition

We often take the built environment for granted. As we conduct our busy lives, roads, bridges, stadiums, airports, high-rise buildings and power grids arent always top of mind. In truth, however, tremendous thought is invested in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of these structures and facilities. And civil engineers lead the charge. Without overstating their importance, civil engineers create the infrastructure to support our civilization. Do you want to develop cities and structures from the ground up? Employment opportunities exist in geoenvironmental, transportation, geotechnical, structural and geomatics engineering, and the project management field. In addition, graduates from the Geomatics Engineering option are prepared for careers in legal surveying and the geomatics industry. www.civil.ryerson.ca

The program is accredited by the Canadian

Engineering Accreditation Board. This means after graduation, you will move closer to achieving P.Eng. status. Furthermore, if you complete the optional Industrial Internship Program (see page 3), you are entitled to apply up to one year of your placement toward the work experience requirement for a P.Eng. designation.
Those who complete the Geomatics Engineering

Do you have what it takes? Demonstrate your engineering design skills through on-campus, regional, national and international contests.
 Bridge Building competition: popsicle sticks,

white glue and dental floss are the only materials holding these bridges together. The structures are tested for their resistance to increasing weight to the point of collapse.
Steel Bridge competition: bridges are judged

option may also apply for certification from the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors.
The program emphasizes hands-on learning

in the categories of economy, efficiency, lightness, aesthetics, stiffness and speed of construction.
The Canadian Wood Councils Wooden

and excellence in design. During the first and second years, focus is placed on environmental, geomatics, structural and transportation engineering.
Students can choose to continue in the regular

Catapult competition: lightweight catapults are designed to hurl a ball at targets of varying distances.
Concrete Canoe competition: design, construct

Civil Engineering stream or specialize in Geomatics Engineering.

 Your final challenge in fourth year is to devise

a solution to a real-world problem. Recent projects include analyzing York Regions rapid transit system, and evaluating the effectiveness of larvicide chemicals in the fight against West Nile virus.

and race a canoe made of lightweight, selfconsolidated concrete. In the 2006 national competition, Ryersons team placed fourth in a field of 12 and received the Innovation Award for its concrete mix consisting of shredded PVC fibres.
Concrete Toboggan competition: design,

I had a fantastic experience in the Civil Engineering program. The academic work was challenging and allowed me to explore different topics in the field. The lab work provided hands-on, real-world experiences, and there were many opportunities to get involved in extracurricular activities and competitions. My most memorable times are from participating in these events with friends and colleagues. I currently work in the field of material engineering. I love my job and believe my experience at Ryerson has contributed to my success. Sabrina Thackoorie 05 Agilia Product Specialist Innocon Inc.

construct and race a five-person toboggan with a concrete running surface and a braking system. In 2007, Ryerson students placed second at the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The team also won awards for Best Rookie Team, First Place Brake Design and First Place Oral Presentation.



Learning by doing

Get involved
Opportunities exist for

The programs highly structured curriculum places significant emphasis on design and laboratory-based learning experiences. For example, final-year students demonstrate their knowledge in a mandatory, two-semester group design project. The goal is to create a working prototype that uses electronic systems and processors, hardware-software co-design, video gaming and computer networking. The results are then presented at a departmental open house. Recent design projects include:

students to design computer systems for home-based care of the elderly.

Summer research projects

Computer Engineering
The modern world has a need for speed. Every second, information moves across the globe, swiftly, silently and seamlessly. From the BlackBerry to the cell phone, computers keep us connected around-theclock. Beyond communication, however, computers serve many other roles in our lives, from playing recorded music to co-ordinating air traffic control systems. The power and potential of computers is nearly limitless. If you want to explore the possibilities as a computer engineer, employment opportunities can be found in hardware design, software system development, systems applications and computer networking.

 An animated game that enables users to take a

are available through the 15 research laboratories in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. One recent project developed software that converts 2-D films to 3-D.

virtual tour of Ryersons George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre.

 An on-board system that provides Ryersons

Top honours

I enjoyed learning from professors who had first-hand knowledge of the industry, and the labs gave me the chance to apply theories that I had learned in class. While in university, I was President of the Ryerson Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Society. Being active in that group allowed me to meet many people in the industry. Today, my degree has allowed me to have the career I want straight out of university. Dennis Marcantonio 06 Computer Engineer IBT Trust Company

Formula SAE team (see page 19) with real-time data about the vehicles condition and track information that will help the driver maintain better control on the race course.
 A network-controlled car equipped with low-

power sensor nodes that provide real-time information to avoid collisions on the road.
 An intelligent robot that recognizes objects of

different shapes and moves them to designated locations, and can operate as a self-driven vehicle in a simulated traffic situation.
 A remote sensing, moving platform that can

Emilijan Mirceski, a secondyear Computer Engineering student, won first prize in the Innovative Design category of the 2007 Canadian Engineering Competition in Montreal, Quebec. Emilijan developed MiniRank, an online websiteranking tool that, unlike other systems, ranks websites based on their content, structures for hyperlinking and overall quality.


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. An on-board measuring unit collects data about environmental variables and sends the information to a computer through a small, digital radio.

Engineering Accreditation Board. Translation: when you receive your degree, you will be one step closer to achieving P.Eng. status. If you choose to participate in the optional Industrial Internship Program (see page 3), up to one year of your placement can be applied toward the work experience requirement for a P.Eng. designation.

and Electrical Engineering programs are identical. Upper-year study topics within Computer Engineering include computer architecture, digital electronics, communication systems and control theory, real-time operating systems and numerical techniques. Fourth-year elective courses enable you to specialize in a variety of subject areas.

My experience at Ryerson has been full of opportunities to learn, discover and experiment. The best thing about the Computer Engineering program is that it develops your understanding of both software and hardware. Your learning is not limited to booksthe lab work enables you to understand the practical applications of your knowledge. Finally, organizations, such as the Hobby Computers Club, and various events throughout the year further increase your interest in software- and hardwarerelated fields. Nazuk Jain, 3rd year Computer Engineering student



My favorite component of the Electrical Engineering program is tackling the challenging projects and design-oriented assignments. In the classroom and laboratory environments, I have gained the confidence to develop and analyze designs effectively. In addition, the various student groups associated with the program have enabled me to further develop and apply my technical and interpersonal skills. Those experiences have been the key to my personal development at Ryerson. Ramnesh Bansal, 4th year Electrical Engineering student

Electrical Engineering
Electrical engineers understand every aspect of the transfer of electrical energy and information. More importantly, however, they work constantly to enhance this flow. The domain of electrical engineers is broad and includes microelectronics, digital imaging, robots, and control systems for airports and power stations. As a result, it comes as no surprise that electrical engineers can work in a variety of fields. They include hardware and software application design, high-level strategic planning in the corporate sector, and the provision, service and maintenance of systems. www.ee.ryerson.ca

The details
The program is accredited by the Canadian

Learning by doing

Engineering Accreditation Board. Translation: when you receive your degree, you will be one step closer to achieving P.Eng. status. If you choose to participate in the optional Industrial Internship Program (see page 3), up to one year of your placement can be applied toward the work experience requirement for a P.Eng. designation.
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. During their final year, students participate in a mandatory group design project. The result is a working prototype that uses control systems, communication systems, power electronics and digital signal processors. The projects are then demonstrated during a departmental open house. Recent design projects include:
 A device that tracks the maximum power

Electrical Engineering program are identical to those in the Computer Engineering program. Upper-year study topics within Electrical Engineering include electromagnetics, communication systems, microcomputer systems, control theory, and electrical devices and systems.

produced by solar-power panels to facilitate the conversion of solar energy for use in residential or commercial electrical systems.
 An autonomous sniffing robot that can track

toxic odours to their source and wirelessly relay information, such as GPS location and photographs, to the operator.
 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.
 A control system consisting of wirelessly

Summer research projects are available through the 15 research laboratories in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. 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, A Plantar Pressure Distribution Analysis System for the Dynamic Moving Foot. Jamin Islam 06 and Dennis Marcantonio 06 (see page 13) won the 2006 Energy Ambassadors Student Competition for their project, Energy Efficiency Assessment Using Zigbee Sensor Platform.

connected units that monitor and respond to changes in temperature and indoor air quality in residential HVAC systems.
 A power electronic device that connects

microsystems for faster data transmission.

Developing techniques to

the renewable energy of wind power to the utility system.

I feel privileged to have earned my bachelors degree from Ryerson because I gained practical experience in the Electrical Engineering program. The lab work helped me understand theoretical concepts, allowing me to transition smoothly into my current role as a Systems Test Engineer. Its a position that requires familiarity with the operation of scopes, analyzers and multi-meters, and I can thank the Electrical Engineering curriculum for helping me develop that knowledge. Nadeem Salyani, Electrical Engineering 06 Systems Test Engineer Dominion Voting Systems Corporation

Systems Option

mitigate interferences in wireless data transmission systems.



Mohammad Kamali, standing, shown leading an IIE student chapter meeting. In the Industrial Engineering program, there are many opportunities to expand your knowledge through internships and extracurricular activities. As an example, I was part of the winning team for an engineering design competition at the 2006 conference of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Canada. During my time at Ryerson, I have met a lot of people and had a wide range of experi ences. For instance, I founded the Iranian Student Association, was elected a student representative on Ryersons Senate and have served as President of the IIE student chapter at Ryerson. Mohammad Kamali, 4th year Industrial Engineering student

Industrial Engineering
Can people and processes co-exist? The answer is yes, thanks to industrial engineers. A mix of management and technology, the field of industrial engineering considers the human element in the design and operation of complex systems. How people work and think must be taken into account when companies are trying to improve productivity, quality, safety, efficiency and performance standards. On top of that, industrial engineers balance the intricacies of information systems, resources, financial systems, scheduling and production planning. With their ability to reconcile the demands of multiple systems, industrial engineers can be found in many areas of the service and manufacturing industries. Examples include health care, transportation and distribution, financial services and government organizations.

Industrial Engineering students use digital human models to evaluate body loads and injury risks at work.


The details
Ryersons Industrial Engineering program Hands-on courses and lab assignments

Oh, my aching back

We are the champions

is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. What does that mean for you? After graduation, you will move closer to achieving P.Eng. status. In addition, for those who complete the optional Industrial Internship Program (see page 3), up to one year of your placement can go toward the work experience requirement for a P.Eng. designation.
Program studies include facilities design,

become increasingly complex as you proceed through the program. The goal? To prepare you for the exciting challenge of finding solutions to real-world problems. Examples of recent upper-year projects include:
Using simulation modelling for analysis

of traffic-light changes to improve pedestrian safety at a Toronto intersection.

Scheduling departures for runway systems

operations research, systems simulation, ergonomics, decision analysis, information systems and industrial systems design.
Electives are available in project management,

at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Designing an entire systemfrom

concept to distributionfor a medicationdispensing unit to be used in hospitals.

The human body is sensitive to movement and posture. Need proof? Consider the stiff neck or tight back muscles you experience after a day of studying. In the Ergonomics Research Laboratory, students explore the link between posture and productivity in the workplace. Whats more, specialized equipment is used to determine the optimal work-space design for industrial settings.

Four Ryerson Industrial Engineering students won a national engineering design competition sponsored by Pratt & Whitney Canada in 2006. Held during a conference of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Canada, the competition featured participants from eight universities. In the end, Ryersons team emerged victorious after proposing a feasible, cost-effective solution to a real-life productivity problem at a manufacturing facility. Congratulations go to Daniela Hawkins 06, Janet Ho 07, Candice Langlois 07 and Mohammad Kamali 07. Get the inside scoop on Ryersons Industrial Engineering program from Daniela and Mohammad see their testimonials on the right.

flexible manufacturing, integrated manufacturing, risk assessment and reliability.

In 2006, my team won the engineering design competition at the annual conference of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Canada. We had to solve a real-life problem from a Pratt & Whitney Canada manufacturing facility in Halifax. Placing first among other Canadian universities provided further proof that Ryerson teaches the technical and communication skills that the industry demands. Today, my role at CIBC requires the same abilities as the design competitioncollecting and analyzing data, asking relevant and probing questions, and presenting findings to peers and upper management. Daniela Hawkins, Industrial Engineering 06 Associate Specialist, Process Engineering, CIBC Retail Markets

An Industrial Engineering student inspects the quality of a manufacturing process.



Mechanical Engineering
Some might argue that machinery, not money, makes the world go around. Machines intersect with our lives in many waysfrom warm homes to cool cars to mechanical devices that help people with physical disabilities. When it comes to improving technology, mechanical engineers are constantly conceiving new ideas. For these masterminds, if you will pardon the expression, the wheels are always turning. If you would like to turn your curiosity into a career, employment opportunities exist in research and development, field support, technical sales, management and consulting, and in every facet of manufacturing, including the automotive, aerospace, electronic and pharmaceutical industries. www.mie.ryerson.ca

The hands-on lab experiments help me test classroom theories against real-life applications. The lab-based projects solidify my understanding of engineering principles, which I then demonstrate in student competitions, such as the Ontario Engineering Competition and the Formula SAE competition. Jay Lee, 2nd year Mechanical Engineering student

Andrew Mason, centre, shown with the 2007 Supermileage team and car.
The details
In Ryersons Mechanical Engineering program,

The wonder years

Go extracurricular

Start your engines

Over time, you will gain knowledge in these areas: Year Study topics 1 Materials Science: you will prepare and test material samples to meet industry standards. Engineering Graphics: students demonstrate design ideas using the latest solid modelling software. 2 Manufacturing: use computer-controlled machines to design and build miniature cars for competition. Thermodynamics: explore the link between heat and energy using HVAC systems, gas and diesel engines, and gas and steam turbines. Year Study topics 3 Machine Design: use basic mechanical engineering concepts to design complex mechanisms. Fluid Mechanics: explore the concepts of laminar and turbulent flows. Controls: build and control automated robotic mechanisms. Mechatronics: design and analyze robotics and automated systems. Year Study topics 4 In addition to completing a team-based design project, you will specialize in one of four areas: Solid Mechanics: design machines and mechanical components, with focus on materials selection and stress analysis. Manufacturing: apply best design practices to the manufacturing industry. Thermo/Fluids: design complex systems for the heating and ventilating, and power generation industries. Mechatronics: see year 3 study topics

you will learn by doing. Theories come to life through hands-on projects and lab assignments.
The program is accredited by the Canadian

Get involvedthe following organizations have chapters at Ryerson:

Engineers Without Borders, an association

Engineering Accreditation Board. Translation: after graduation, you will be one step closer to achieving P.Eng. status. For those who complete the optional Industrial Internship Program (see page 3), up to one year of your placement counts toward the work experience requirement for a P.Eng. designation.

which helps developing communities access technologies to improve their lives.

International professional societies, which offer

For some people, cars are more than a hobby they are a way of life. At Ryerson, there are several opportunities to get your motor runnin. Each year, SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) teams design and build vehicles for competitions across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Here, we summarize the design challenges:
SAE Mini-Baja team: produce an amphibious

I was captain of Ryersons 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. The Supermileage team gives you something that sets you apart from other job applicants. During an interview, almost every question can be answered using an example from your work with the team. For instance, you know how to work well with others, solve problems, delegate responsibilities and co-ordinate finances, and you have handson experience with the designmanufacture life cycle. Andrew Mason, Mechanical Engineering 04 Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering 06 Mechanical Engineer, Machinability Inc.

scholarships, and student competitions and conferences:

 A SME (American Society of Mechanical

vehicle that can handle punishing, all-terrain conditions.

 Formula SAE team: fabricate a formula-style

CSME (Canadian Society of Mechanical

 A SHRAE (American Society of Heating,

Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers)

SME (Society of Manufacturing

racecar powered by a supercharged or turbocharged engine. In 2005, Ryersons Formula SAE team placed 16th in a field of 80 at the UK Formula Student competition.
SAE Supermileage team: build a single-person,

SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers)

lightweight, aerodynamic vehicle that takes fuel economy to the extreme.



Furthering your education

If graduate school is in your future, the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science offers a number of graduate programs administered through the School of Graduate Studies: Aerospace Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD) Launched in fall 2007, these new programs include the following options:
 Aerodynamics and

 Aerospace Structures

Civil Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD) These programs are designed for those who want to participate in the enhancement of Canadas economic, environmental and social development. 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.

Aerospace Systems Chemical Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD) Students may specialize in one of two areas:
 Water/Wastewater and

Food Treatment Technologies

Polymer and Processing

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