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Ryerson University Theses and Dissertations

RULA collects and makes accessible graduate dissertations (Ph.D) and masters level theses as well as some masters level major research papers.

The RULA Digital Repository contains the most complete collection of these documents, online, and searchable from the website and via search engines like Google. Older documents may also be found in the RULA catalogue. The library no longer collects print copies of theses and dissertations.

To search for documents from a specific programme, try using a keyword search that includes the words "ryerson"  "dissertations" and a couple of words from the name of the programme such as "communication" "culture" or "mechanical" "engineering."

Theses and Dissertations from Other Universities

Ryerson Undergraduate Theses (Major Research Papers)

A number of departments require students to deposit a copy of their final-year thesis in the Library. Theses are accessible using the Library's catalogue and are shelved with the general book collection under the call number LE3.R99 on the 8th floor.

Undergraduate theses for Civil Engineering are kept by the department.

A complete list of codes used and the department/school (some of which no longer exist) follows:

  • LE3.R99 AC     Dept. of Applied Chemical & Biological Sciences
  • LE3.R99 AE     School of Aerospace Engineering
  • LE3.R99 AR     Dept. of Architectural Science
  • LE3.R99 CB     Dept. of Chemistry, Biological & Chemical Engineering
  • LE3.R99 CE     School of Chemical Engineering
  • LE3.R99 EC     School of Early Childhood Education
  • LE3.R99 EE     Electrical Engineering Dept./Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • LE3.R99 EH     School of Environmental Health
  • LE3.R99 GE     School of Applied Geography
  • LE3.R99 HT     School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • LE3.R99 ID      School of Interior Design
  • LE3.R99 IE      School of Industrial Engineering
  • LE3.R99 LS     Dept. of Laboratory Science
  • LE3.R99 ME    School of Mechanical Engineering
  • LE3.R99 OP    School of Occupational and Public Health
  • LE3.R99 PR    Continuing Education Division. Public Relations Project
  • LE3.R99 SE    Dept. of Survey Engineering
  • LE3.R99 UP    School of Urban and Regional Planning