The Quest For The Iron Ring – A Quick Glance At Ryerson Engineering

The engineering iron ring. An accomplished engineer’s most coveted trophy, the iron ring serves to remind the wearer of their obligations to the public and their inherent ethical responsibilities. For engineering students, the elusive iron ring serves as both a symbol of perseverance and an ideal to strive towards. 


So you want to be an engineer, you say? Firstly, are your coffee stockpiles full? Now then, welcome to my world! Engineering, like many other things in our universe, follows The Law of Equivalent Exchange: the output is directly proportional to the input. It is tough work, but the end results are satisfying nonetheless.

Ryerson University offers students the opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree in eight distinct engineering branches, along with many graduate programs down the line. Moreover, Ryerson allows engineering students to supplement their academics by providing them with the chance to take part in myriad engineering-related extracurricular activities. These include design competitions, engineering student societies, course unions, and industry-related experiences. A great resource to check out is the RESS (Ryerson Engineering Student Society) homepage. The eight respective undergraduate (BEng) branches are listed below:

1. Aerospace Engineering

2. Biomedical Engineering

3. Chemical Engineering

4. Civil Engineering

5. Computer Engineering

6. Electrical Engineering

7. Industrial Engineering

8. Mechanical Engineering

Unsure about which engineering branch to specialize in? Ryerson has your back! As an “undeclared” engineering student at Ryerson, you have until the end of the first semester of your first year to make up your mind. Additionally, within that first semester all engineering students are required to take a course called CEN100. This course will give you a chance to glimpse where each branch of engineering can take you, as it includes presentations from experts and professors from each of the respective engineering subdivisions.

The great thing about engineering at Ryerson is that it provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary for them to be successful in the workforce. Moreover, chemical engineering students have a co-op aspect to their program and all the other engineering branches offer a competitive industrial internship program to students in good academic standing after their 3rd year of study.

Until next time, study hard and strive on students!

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