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Student Experience

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Your graduate student years are more than just a time for intensive research and professional development—they are a time for growth and exploration. Discover all of the experiences we have to offer at the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS). From student groups to career guidance, zones, clusters and skill advancement, whatever opportunities you choose to pursue, we encourage you to go all-in. By learning as much as you can about your peers, your world and yourself, you will enrich your graduate studies experience and your life.

Student Profiles

To learn more about how graduate students are making the most of their FEAS student experience, scroll through the student profiles below.

“The people at FEAS made my return to graduate studies as a mature student nearly seamless. I have so many opportunities—from presenting papers at international conferences to advocating for women in STEM. Also, because I’m surrounded by my motivated and talented peers, I’m able to share and collaborate on ideas. This Faculty is truly an exceptional place for cultivating success.”

Emily Shepherdson
Aerospace Engineering PhD Student '20
Winner, 2018 Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Emily Shepherdson

"Being a part of Toronto Metropolitan University’s Master of Architecture program has been an invaluable experience. It has provided me with the creative freedom to explore the ideas that interest me, while challenging me to think unconventionally and contribute my own perspective to the discipline of architecture."

Ryan Fernandes
Master of Architecture '19

Ryan Fernandes

"My favourite part about being a Toronto Metropolitan University MASc student is consistently receiving opportunities to be involved in research and projects beyond my own thesis work and lab. My colleagues and the department encourage me to step out of my comfort zone and, as a result, my network grows while I contribute to projects that are meaningful to my research as well as the community. I've always thought that student experience is only as good as you make it; my life as a graduate student at Toronto Metropolitan University holds true to that."

Rafael Vasquez
Civil Engineering (MASc) ‘20

Rafael Vasquez

"The building science graduate program at Toronto Metropolitan University provides a great balance between theory and practical application outside of the classroom. Located in the heart of Toronto, the program is made up of students from diverse backgrounds who strive towards common goals, and offers many opportunities to connect with the local and global building science community. I am honoured to be a part of it."

Yash Vyas
Master of Building Science ‘20

Yash Vyas

"As a graduate student in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial, and Mechatronics Engineering, I have been able to develop my knowledge base and my professional skills in ways I never thought possible. My professors are eager to help all of their students grow. They always encourage us to collaborate, which I see as a crucial skill for bettering my career and myself.”

Christopher Welsford
Mechanical Engineering (MEng) ‘20

Christopher Welsford

“Choosing the MEIE program at Toronto Metropolitan University has proven to be one of the best decisions of my life. The faculty members are so motivating. The guidance, mentorship and thought-provoking questions I’ve received from them helped me develop my startup idea. The related award competitions, such as the Norman Esch and the Toronto Metropolitan University Social Venture Prize, are excellent, too. By participating in them, I’ve received access to funding and distinguished industry leaders, as well as opportunities to develop personally and professionally.”

Aalokita Singla
Master of Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship '19

Aalokita Singla

"Toronto Metropolitan University offers incredible opportunities for working professionals. Through the PMDip, I gained crucial insights into the aircraft design cycle—from digital manufacturing technologies to systems integration. I have also learned so much from the Career Centre, including resumé writing and interviewing skills. Thanks to Toronto Metropolitan University and FEAS, I've gained knowledge and confidence in every area that my career demands."

David Boules
Professional Master's Diploma in Aerospace Design Management (PMDip) ‘19

David Boules
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Graduate Skills Development

Discover the many free opportunities that Toronto Metropolitan University offers to help you build all kinds of skills, including those related to your career, teaching, academia, scholarship writing and more.

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Graduate Life

Take advantage of everything FEAS graduate life has to offer, including inspiring speakers’ series and opportunities for networking with peers and professors.

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Graduate Student Groups

Get to know the student groups that ensure you are represented and have opportunities to grow and develop, including our graduate ambassador program and course unions.

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Campus Life

Find answers to your campus life questions about housing, athletics, libraries, upcoming Toronto Metropolitan University events, accessibility, food, counselling services and more.

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Clusters & Zones

Consider getting involved in Toronto Metropolitan University’s clusters and zones if you are determined to tackle society’s big challenges and you enjoy start-up culture.

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Career Centre

Prepare for your future today with resumé help from the graduate career education team and in-depth career resources and workshops from FEAS’s dedicated career specialists.