Dean’s message

chris yip

Engineering combines science, creativity, economics and design to build systems, technologies and methodologies that enact positive change. Our engineering graduates apply their skills in a surprising range of fields: from aerospace and sustainable energy to medicine and law. We leverage our technical knowledge to make the world a better place, while keeping in mind the context of the societies we serve —both here at home and around the globe.

As Canada’s top-ranked Engineering school and among the world’s best, the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto is preparing the next generation of innovators, makers and leaders.

Located in the heart of one of the world’s most diverse cities, U of T Engineering has a strong track record of excellence. We offer rich experiential learning opportunities, including international research exchanges and paid work terms of 12 to 16 months through our flagship Professional Experience Year Co-op Program. We integrate training in communication, entrepreneurship and leadership across all years of study, enabling our graduates to develop the professional skills that launch successful careers. Our global community of more than 50,000 alumni is a rich source of mentorship and support.

Our researchers work at the leading edge of innovation, in both established fields such as health care, manufacturing and environmental engineering, and emerging fields such as artificial intelligence and aerial robotics. Their success is underpinned by our leading-edge facilities and strong collaborations with more than 400 external partners in industry, academia, government and our surrounding community. Our professors and students earn national and international recognition for research impact, and they produce nearly a dozen startup and spinoff companies each year.

Diversity strengthens engineering, and we are committed to providing an environment where people of all backgrounds can thrive. While we have made significant progress in recent years, we recognize that there is much more to be done. We are reaching out to communities that have traditionally been underrepresented in engineering, and we are working to foster a robust culture of equity and inclusion in all that we do.

I invite you to explore our community and learn more about the many ways we are shaping the future.

Christopher Yip


Academic leadership

Stark Draper

Vice-Dean, Research

Heather MacLean

Vice-Dean, Strategic

Dionne Aleman

Associate Dean, Cross-Disciplinary Programs

Chris Damaren

Director, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies

Milos Popovic

Director, Institute of Biomedical Engineering

Marianne Hatzopoulou

Chair, Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering

Ramin Farnood

Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry

Deepa Kundur

Chair, The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Natalie Enright-Jerger

Director, Division of Engineering Science

Greg Evans

Director, Institute for Studies in Transdiciplinary Engineering Education & Practice

Greg Jamieson

Acting Chair, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Hani Naguib

Chair, Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Administrative leadership

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