FAQs About Program Admission

ADJUSTED GPA (AGPA*) CUT-OFF ADMISSION VALUES

*AGPA is calculated by using the grades of the best 8 of your 12 first-year Engineering courses required for the Preliminary Engineering Program.

^ Tie-breaker information may be found in the Applicant Information Bulletin .


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The following is a series of questions and answers that we anticipate students may have following the release of the results for our admission competition. Please read through these FAQs for clarification about this process and next steps.

Why didn't I get in?
Offers are based on capacity and AGPA cut-offs. Your AGPA was below the cut-off for your desired program.

Is there a waiting list for the program I applied to?
Yes, the Faculty of Engineering will be keeping a waiting list until all program spots are filled. After that time, your notification of offer or rejection will be final.

If I applied to more than one program and accept my offer to a program that isn't my 1st choice, can I transfer into my 1st choice program next year?
The internal transfer from one program to another within the Faculty of Engineering requires application and entry into the following year's admission competition. The criteria used for admission remains your AGPA. If you have not completed all of your 12 first-year courses, your AGPA may increase as a result of completing those courses. In special circumstances, you may be allowed you to repeat a course that you have already passed; however, this will be contingent upon space availability in the course after all students who are taking the course for the first time have had an opportunity to register. Note that spaces in these courses are very limited.

How many international students got accepted into my program (or the program I wanted to get into)?
In the table at the top of the page, we have included information about total number of admission offers and the percentage of those offers that were made to international students. You can use this information to calculate approximate numbers of international students for each program.

What are my chances of being successful if I reapply?
Admission into a Faculty of Engineering program is based on the capacity of each program and its cut-off AGPA. The cut-off AGPA is a function of the program capacity, demand for the program, and the AGPA of the applicants. Should you choose to reapply next year, your AGPA will be used within this admission process. Depending on the number of applicants, the AGPA cut-offs may change from year to year. Therefore, we do not have any way to guarantee this information.

What will the cut-offs be for next year?
The cut-off AGPAs are calculated for each admission competition independently (see answer above). Preference within each program will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents. However, all programs will aim to admit a minimum of 10% international students.

I didn't get into any of my program choices. What do I do now?
[Non-Engineering students]

Your application to the Faculty of Engineering is not transferable to another faculty on campus. However, applications are still being accepted to Science, Arts, and Extended Education APPLY NOW. You can take the remainder of your outstanding 12 first-year Engineering courses through these faculties provided that space is available, and then reapply to an Engineering program next year. However, you may want to consider developing an alternative plan for your education goals, such as pursuing a degree through another University of Manitoba faculty. Student advisors in each of these faculties can help you to understand what options are available for degree programs within their departments. If you choose to continue with your Engineering goals, you are welcome to pursue applying to other institutions for this purpose.

I didn't get into any of my program choices. What do I do now?
[Preliminary Engineering Program students]

If this past year was your first year in the Preliminary Engineering Program, you may remain in the program for one more year. This will allow you to complete any outstanding 12 first-year courses. Additionally, you may be able to register in some of the upper level courses applicable to all Engineering programs (such as MATH 2130, STAT 2220, etc.), provided that there is space available and that you have completed the prerequisite courses. For more information about this, please speak with the Preliminary Engineering Program advisor Victoria Smith (204-474-9807, E1-284 EITC). If this past year was your second year in the Preliminary Engineering Program, the following policy goes into effect:

3.13 Limit on Time in the Preliminary Engineering Program (U of M Calendar, Engineering Section)
Students admitted to the Faculty of Engineering shall have two years to complete the minimum course requirements and submit an application for possible acceptance into an Engineering program. In the case of students admitted to the faculty through the Engineering Access Program the limit shall be three years. Students who fail to meet this criterion shall be required to withdraw from Engineering. Such students may subsequently apply to an engineering program after successfully completing all courses forming the Preliminary Engineering Program.

In order to continue with your studies at the University of Manitoba, you will need to apply for admission to another faculty such as Science, Arts, or Extended Education. You can take the remainder of your Preliminary Engineering Program courses through these faculties. However, you may want to consider developing an alternative plan for your education goals, such as pursuing a degree through the Faculty of Science, for example. Student advisors in each of these faculties can help you to understand what options are available for degree programs within their departments. If you choose to continue with your Engineering goals, you are welcome to pursue applying to other institutions for this purpose.


MORE QUESTIONS?

If you have further questions or need further clarification about the process of admission to Engineering programs, contact one of the following individuals:

ADVISOR DEPARTMENT PHONE ROOM
Nammy Nadarajah Biosystems 204-474-7149 E2-376 EITC
Pat Fedirchuk Civil 204-474-9220 E1-368 EITC
Tammy Holowachuk Electrical & Computer 204-474-9099 E2-390 EITC
Jenifer Romaniuk Mechanical 204-474-6630 E2-327 EITC
Diana Klassen ENGAP 204-474-9369 E2-442 EITC
Victoria Smith Dean's Office 204-474-7506 E1-284 EITC
Judy Schroen-Galinaitis Dean's Office 204-474-9808 E1-284 EITC
Gareth O'Brien Admissions Office 204-474-7890 424 University Centre

For more information regarding undergraduate programs, please contact:

Victoria Smith
Student Advisor
(Preliminary Engineering Program)
Phone: (204) 474-9807
Email | E1-284 EITC

OR

Judy Schroen-Galinaitis
Student Services Coordinator
(Undergraduate Programs)
Phone: (204) 474-9808
Email | E1-284A EITC