Typical Courses

What are the typical courses?

A mandatory two week Summer Orientation offers introductory mathematics, as well as study, reading, writing, and computer skills to help students in the transition to university. Students who have been away from high school, or were not fortunate enough to have a rigorous program at the high school level, may be required to take additional introductory (upgrading) courses in math, physics, computer science, and chemistry to prepare them for the first year engineering courses. In addition to the preparatory courses ENGAP students study all other courses in the engineering program of their choice.

First Year Engineering Courses are as follows:

CHEM 1300     Structure and Modelling in Chemistry 
COMP 1012                     Introductory Computer Science
ENG 1430 Design in Engineering
ENG 1440 Introduction to Statics
ENG 1450 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering
ENG 1460                     Introduction to Thermal Sciences
MATH 1210 Techniques of Classical and Linear Algebra
MATH 1500 / 1510      Applied Calculus 1
MATH 1700 / 1710 Applied Calculus 2
PHYS 1050 Physical 1: Mechanics

Writing Course

Complementary Studies Elective any course in the Faculties of Arts or Management.
Engineering is challenging for all students, and the other engineering students envy the academic supports available to ENGAP students. Group study space is available, and the Undergraduate Coordinator and tutors help with any areas of academic difficulty. ENGAP students will find that the social interaction with other Indigenous students enhances the engineering spirit shared with the Faculty. In addition, counselling services will help them cope with the heavy workload and balance it with the other aspects of their life.

What choices do I have as an ENGAP student?

ENGAP students typically take five to six years to complete the engineering degree but it is possible for some students to complete it in four. As with other engineering students, the choice of program is made after completion of first year courses, and specialties or work experience can be selected later in the program. The different engineering programs offered at the University of Manitoba are: Biosystems, Civil, Electrical and Computer, and Mechanical.

All engineering students have industry-based design courses. Engineering students in most programs can choose co-op or internship programs, which allow the student paid work experience, with recognition on their diploma. Here is the link to the University of Manitoba Co-op Education website.

There is no other program in Canada (and perhaps North America) that has been as successful as ENGAP at the University of Manitoba. We have had more Indigenous students obtain their engineering degree through ENGAP than any other similar type program in Canada. They are certainly role models for Indigenous people across the country.

How do I get in?

People of Indigenous ancestry (First Nation, Inuit, or Métis) with a strong aptitude in math, physics and chemistry, and some high school education in these areas are encouraged to apply. All students with an Indigenous background studying Engineering at the U of M are eligible to be part of ENGAP.