Graduate Studies

Research Projects

Currently there are no available positions in the Dworkin group.


Prospective Undergraduate Research Assistants (RAs)

Ryerson undergraduate students with a cumulative GPA of B+ or higher should email Dr. Dworkin and attach a CV and (unofficial) transcript. Please identify which areas of our research you are interested in. Note that for summer RAs, funding is often available from NSERC and/or Ryerson, however, application deadlines are early. Please contact Dr. Dworkin in January if you are interested in a summer RA.


Prospective Master’s Students

Potential Masters students should email Dr. Dworkin and attach a CV. In the email text, include the following information:

  • Area(s) of Dr. Dworkin’s research in which you are interested.
  • Undergraduate Institution and year of graduation (or expected year of graduation).
  • Country where you did your Bachelor’s degree if other than Canada.
  • A list of any publications or conference papers/presentations (this is not a requirement).
  • Cumulative Bachelor’s GPA (do not convert from the scale used at your home university).
  • GPA in your last two completed years (do not convert from the scale used at your home university).

Note that for international students, an English proficiency exam might be required. For more information, see http://www.ryerson.ca/graduate/mechanical/admission/index.html and http://www.ryerson.ca/graduate/futurestudents/admissions/english-language.html

All prospective students must apply formally to the Ryerson Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Program in the Ryerson Graduate School. Formal applications should be received and completed by January to ensure your application is evaluated early and considered before offers are made, however, application are normally accepted through spring and summer.

Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents who are admitted to the MASc. program will receive full funding which will cover tuition and living expenses. International students who are admitted to the MASc. program will receive funding which will cover tuition and partial living expenses.

In the past, funding packages have included:

  • Stipend: approx. $18,000 per year
  • Departmental Scholarship: $2166.66 per semester (administered by the department and subject to funding availability and other factors)
  • TAships: approx. $5000 per year (not guaranteed and partly by a competitive basis)

For more information see http://www.ryerson.ca/graduate/funding/index.html

Tuition: See http://www.ryerson.ca/registrar/fees/detail/graduate.html


Prospective PhD Students

Potential PhD students should email Dr. Dworkin and attach a CV. In the email text, include the following information:

  • Area(s) of Dr. Dworkin’s research in which you are interested.
  • Undergraduate and Master’s Institutions and years of graduation (or expected year of graduation).
  • Country where you did your Bachelor’s and Master’s degree if other than Canada.
  • A list of any publications submitted, accepted, or published, and the impact factors of the respective journals. Do not include publications in journals that do not have stated impact factors.
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s GPAs (do not convert from the scale used at your home university).

Note that for international students, an English proficiency exam might be required. For more information, see http://www.ryerson.ca/graduate/mechanical/admission/index.html and http://www.ryerson.ca/graduate/futurestudents/admissions/english-language.html

All prospective students must apply formally to the Ryerson Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Program in the Ryerson Graduate School. Formal applications should be received and completed by January to ensure your application is considered before offers are made, however, application are normally accepted through spring and summer..

All PhD students will receive funding which will cover tuition and living expenses.

In the past, funding packages have included:

  • Stipend: approx. $20,000 per year or more
  • Scholarship for international students: $4500 per semester (administered by the department, subject to funding availability)
  • Scholarship for domestic students: $3333 per semester (administered by the graduate school, subject to funding availability)
  • TAships: approx. $5000 per year (not guaranteed and partly by a competitive basis)

For more information see http://www.ryerson.ca/graduate/funding/index.html

Tuition: See http://www.ryerson.ca/registrar/fees/detail/graduate.html


Prospective Postdoctoral Scholars

Potential Postdoctoral scholars should email Dr. Dworkin and attach a CV. In the email text, include the following information:

  • Area(s) of Dr. Dworkin’s research in which you are interested.
  • Undergraduate, Master’s and PhD Institutions and years of graduation (or expected year of graduation).
  • Country where you did your Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees if other than Canada.
  • A list of any publications submitted, accepted, or published, and the impact factors of the respective journals. Do not include publications in journals that do not have stated impact factors.
  • Bachelor’s  and Master’s GPAs (do not convert from the scale used at your home university).

Travel Grants for Graduate Students

A variety of funding sources are available for graduate students to attend conferences.

  • Up to $500 from the RSU. See: RSU Funding Link
  • Up to $500 from the YSGS. See: YSGS Funding Link
  • Up to $1000 from the ICRSF. See: ICRSF Funding Link
  • TAs/GAs have $500 per year from CUPE which can be allocated toward conference travel
  • PhD students have $2000 which can be used for conference travel over the course of their studies. It can be spread over multiple conferences.

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