We have admission intake for new students once a year in September.

We are currently accepting domestic and international applications for the September 2019 intake.

We will announce the closure of this admission cycle once all seats are full-filled.


Admission Policy and Requirement

Programs in Computer Networks department only ONE intake per year:  the Fall/September intake.  We do not accept new students in the Winter or Spring term.


Minimum Degree Requirement: The admission requirements include a previously completed four-year Bachelor's degree in: any field of Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or Physical Sciences from a recognized university.

Minimum GPA: Applicants must have a minimum of a B/3.00 (for MEng. program applicants)  and B+/3.33 (MASc. program applicants) or equivalent standing in the last two years of their undergraduate degree program.

References:  All applicants must submit two references from previous academic professors in order to apply.  References from managers in related field can also be accepted, yet they will add less impact upon the application profile when being compared to other applicants' profiles.


If your degree and grades do not meet our minimum requirement, your application will not be assessed for admission. Due to high ratio of interested qualified applicants to limited seats available in our programs, there are no additional credit-improvement-courses available to applicants with insufficient undergraduate grades.


English Proficiency: If English was the official language for your undergraduate education, you can request English Test Score Waiver during your application process. 



General guidelines for admission application 


1. The admission cycle for each year (Fall term in September only) starts in November of the previous calendar year and ends around June/July of the same calendar year

2. Applicants who submit all required documentation by mid-January will be given first consideration for admission. Completed applications received after this date will be considered as part of a rolling admission cycle until the program admission formally closes in June/July (announcements will be made via website information).

3. Admitted applicants will be requested to pay deposits to confirm acceptance after June 1st till a given deadline, the amount of which is non-refundable, due to any circumstances including visa denial.

4. There are no roll-over policies for admission applications.  This means admission status of an application will not be deferred to be carried on to the following year. Similarly, applications to each of our programs will not be applied to any other programs within the department.

5. For further information about the program, please contact the Program Administrator at 416-979-5000 ext. 7218, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

6. For further information about your application, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at 416-979-5150, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit http://www.ryerson.ca/graduate/admissions/


International Students

Canadian Immigration and Student Visas to Canada

You will need to apply for a Student Authorization (commonly called a Student Visa) and an Entry Visa if applicable (not all countries require an Entry Visa).  You can apply for these from the Canadian embassy, high commission, or consulate in your country.

Please refer to:  www.ryerson.ca/studentlife/internationalsupport.html  right after you receive your Offer of Admission from Ryerson.  

Things you will need before applying for a Visa:

  • Original Offer of Admission from Ryerson.
  • Your up-to-date passport
  • Proof of sufficient funds or a reliable source of such funds, to cover the cost of tuition and living expenses for the duration of your program
  • Medical clearance
  • Other items as specified by the Canadian embassy, high commission, or consulate in your country, along with your own country's regulations. An application-processing fee $150 CDN (fee subject to change) is required to obtain a Student Authorization

Documents required to enter Canada

  • Valid passport
  • Student Authorization Entry Visa (if required)
  • Original Offer of Admission from Ryerson
  • Proof of funds available (i.e., a bank draft transfer, letter of credit, proof of scholarship or other funding, tuition fee payment receipt)

For further inquiries about the program, please e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Department Contacts:

Ms. Ting Hong, MBA
Program Administrator
(416) 979-5000, extension 7218

Dr. Muhammad Jaseemuddin, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Program Director 
(416) 979-5000, extension 6073

Office Location and Hours:

EPH406, Eric-Palin Hall    87 Gerrard St. East
Mon-Fri: 10am-5:00pm