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Design Teams

Design teams at FEAS offer exciting, fun opportunities to apply your knowledge in the real world. They also give you the chance to travel to destinations in Canada and around the globe, meet new people, and compete against other schools.

Want to start your own design team? 

To start your own engineering design team, follow the instructions as outlined on the Metropolitan University Engineering Society (MUES) website (external link) . For architecture design teams, contact the Toronto Metropolitan Architecture Student Society (arc.soc) (external link)  through their website.

Three students in a concrete canoe on a river

Canadian National Concrete Canoe Team

Members of this multi-disciplinary team design and build a canoe made of concrete, which is put to the test at an annual inter-university competition.


Pile of rockets


This team focuses on designing, building and launching a CanSat, which is a simulation of a real satellite integrated within a container similar in size to a soft drink can.


Students riding a concrete toboggan down a hill

Ryerson Engineering Concrete Toboggan Team

With an emphasis on creativity and innovation, this team designs and builds a safe, high-performing, sustainable toboggan, which it enters into competition at an annual race.


Students on the Ryerson Aero Design team carrying a small plane on their shoulders

Ryerson Aero Design (RAD)

Formed originally in 1986, this team is all about designing, building and flying radio-controlled aircraft for the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Aero Design Series, a competition held annually in the U.S.


Student drives the Baja Racing vehicle

Ryerson Baja Racing

Members of this team design and build a high-performance off-road vehicle that races at one or two competitions each year.


Toronto Metropolitan University ChemE Car logo

Ryerson ChemE Car

Members of this interdisciplinary team design and construct a car powered by a chemical energy source that will safely carry a specified load over a given distance.


Student from the Toronto Metropolitan University Formula Racing team driving their car

Toronto Met Formula Racing

This team, comprised of engineering, graphic design and business students, designs and manufactures a formula-style race car to compete in Formula SAE events around the world.

 Official Website (external link) 

A personal flying device made by the Ryerson Helium group

Ryerson Helium

With the goal of competing for the Boeing GoFly prize, team members design, manufacture, assemble, and test a half-scale model of a personal flying device.


A student member of the Ryerson International Hyperloop Team working in a research lab

Ryerson International Hyperloop Team

By working towards the development of a fully functioning Hyperloop pod, the members of this team hope to help drive revolutionary change within the transportation industry to better interconnect cities within Canada.

 Official Website (external link, opens in new window) 

Toronto Metropolitan University Propulsion Group logo

Ryerson Propulsion Group

Students fascinated by aerospace engineering come together on this team to design, manufacture, test and fly an aerial vehicle.


The Mars Rover robot in the desert

Ryerson Rams Robotics (R3)

A robotics collective that competes all over the world, R3 members have built robots for the Toronto Raptors, Airbus and more.


Rocket flying through the air

Ryerson Rocketry Club

This multidisciplinary engineering design team builds a rocket designed to reach an altitude of 30,000 feet and shatter the sound barrier.


Toronto Metropolitan University Steel Bridge logo

Ryerson Steel Bridge Team

Team members have the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge to a hands-on steel-design project and take it to a competition that is judged by industry professionals.


Supermileage SAE vehicle

Ryerson Supermileage SAE

A competitive team that designs and builds maximally fuel-efficient single passenger vehicles, members gain experience in mechanical, electrical and aerodynamic design, and more.

 Official Website (external link, opens in new window) 

Members of the Toronto Metropolitan University Thrill Club at an amusement park

Ryerson Thrill Club (RTC)

Members of this team design amusement rides and devices, and plan and participate in international competitions. They also contribute to ongoing human factors and safety research.

Student releases a drone into the wind

Ryerson Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (RUAV) Team

With the goal of competing in the Unmanned Systems Canada UAS Student Competition, team members build unmanned aerial vehicles that can either be remotely controlled or flown autonomously.