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    Faculty

    • Price Faculty of Engineering
    • Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies

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    Degree

    • Master of Engineering (MEng)

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    Expected duration

    • 1+ years

Program details

Expected duration: 12-18 months

Tuition and fees: One year tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)

The Master of Engineering degree is suitable for engineers who have worked in the industry and are returning to school to upgrade their education or strengthen their knowledge in a specific area. The program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework. There is no thesis requirement.

Sample course offerings

  • BIOE 7040: Fluid Mechanics of Unsaturated Porous Solids
  • BIOE 7140: Advanced Irrigation and Drainage
  • BIOE 7180: Bioprocessing
  • BIOE 7200: Bulk Solids Storage and Handling
  • BIOE 7210: Numerical Modelling of Biosystems
  • BIOE 7220: Advanced Machine Design Analysis for Biosystems
  • BIOE 7230: Advanced Topics on Light-Frame Buildings
  • BIOE 7250: Mechanical Behavior of Biological Materials
  • BIOE 7300: Food Process Engineering
  • BIOE 7320: Membrane Processes for Water and Waste Treatment
  • BIOE 7350: Bioresource Engineering and Sustainability
  • BIOE 7370: Engineering Properties of Fibres for Industrial Uses

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

Admission requirements

To qualify for the Master of Engineering in Biosystems Engineering program, you must normally have a minimum of a four-year bachelor's degree in Biosystems Engineering. In exceptional cases, this requirement may be waived by the department for applicants with an undergraduate degree in a related area. 

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

How to apply

The biosystems engineering MEng program accepts applications once per year for Fall admission. Applications are submitted online and must include the following before they will be reviewed by the admissions committee:

  • $100 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Uploaded copies of transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • CV/Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if required

Please read the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application instructions before beginning your application.

Application deadlines (Canadian, US and international applicants)

Term Application deadline Apply
Fall 2022 January 15, 2022 Apply

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated. 

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Contact us

Admission and application inquiries

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

graduate.admissions@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-9377
Fax: 204-474-7553

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program inquiries

Price Faculty of Engineering
Room E2-290 Engineering & Information Technology Complex
15 Gillson St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6

dean_engineering@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-9809
Fax: 204-275-3773