Award-winning professors and exceptionally equipped, modern research laboratories enhance course work. This flexible degree leads to an internationally recognized professional designation and excellent job opportunities. Technical electives are selected based on career objectives including complementary studies in the humanities and social sciences. Minors in various study areas are an option to expand student learning.
Many electrical engineering students choose to undertake work terms through the Co-operative Education and IIP program. This experiential learning opportunity also qualifies as a pre-graduation experience that counts towards their professional designation and, if completed in full, is reflected on the graduation parchment.
Our program was the first in Canada to introduce a team-based capstone design course with challenging real-life projects. SAE International (UMSAE) technical society allows students to go beyond textbook theory and apply engineering principles to vehicle design, building, and testing. Students can also participate in other extra/co-curricular teams.
Small class sizes and a focus on design courses characterize our mechanical engineering programs.
The department has a long history of world-recognized excellence in materials science and engineering and is the home to several state-of-art laboratories and facilities, including one of the most well-equipped suites of materials research laboratories in Canada. Our wide variety of programs are designed for personal growth, networking and active community engagement.
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering is one of five undergraduate engineering majors that can be undertaken after a common year of foundation studies.
Expected duration: 4 to 5 years
The mechanical engineering program provides an education that embraces, among other subdivisions, the design of mechanical devices and systems, manufacturing engineering and management, computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing, power generation and utilization, air conditioning, the material sciences, and the aeronautical sciences.
The mechanical engineering program offers basic training in the sciences, mathematics and fundamental engineering subjects followed by more specialized discipline-related subjects. Students can choose technical electives to suit their career objectives and are also required to take complementary studies electives related to social issues.
Students entering the mechanical engineering program may specialize with an option in aerospace, or a stream in aerospace, materials, solid mechanics, or thermofluids. Students are urged to consult appropriate program requirements shown for each option/stream.
For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.
Learning beyond the classroom
Every student in Engineering has opportunities to apply the theoretical foundations of classroom learning to real-world design problems throughout the program.
In the Co-operative Education and Industrial Internship Program (Co-op/IIP), you can complement your study with paid work experience. Competition, representational, and special-interest societies allow you to connect with fellow students with shared interests. And student exchange programs let you complete part of your degree at one of several partner universities around the world.
In order to gain admission into mechanical engineering, all applicants must first complete a minimum eight of the preliminary year engineering courses. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
Direct Entry applicants are those who have not attended a post-secondary institution or have completed fewer than 24 credit hours at a recognized university or college. Direct entry applicants apply to the preliminary year and require the following:
- Manitoba high school graduation including 5 full credits at the Grade 12 level in courses designated S,G, or U
- A minimum average of 80% over the following, with no less than 70% in each of English 40S, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S, Chemistry 40S and Physics 40S.
Advanced entry applicants are those who have completed one year (24 credit hours) or more of studies in the preliminary year program, another faculty at the University of Manitoba or another recognized post-secondary institution, including several required courses.
If you do not meet the requirements for direct or advanced entry into the Bachelor of Science in Engineering program, you can apply for admission to University 1, the Faculty of Science, or another program.
How to apply
Domestic student application fee: $100
International student application fee: $120
Applications to the University of Manitoba are completed online. To begin your application, select the "Start or continue your application" button. The online application includes several parts, and you may be required to submit transcripts, proof of English Language proficiency, and other documents.
Admission and application inquiries
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University of Manitoba
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Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
Room 424 UMSU University Centre
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University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
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Department of Mechanical Engineering
Room E2-327 Engineering & Information Technology Complex
75 Chancellor Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6