Application deadline

March 1, 2024

Section 1: General Statement

This information is available with, and constitutes part of, the application. It is assumed that all applicants have read and understood it prior to submitting the completed application.

Degree programs offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Biosystems) [B.Sc. (Eng.)]
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Civil) [B.Sc. (Eng.)]
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Computer) [B.Sc. (Eng.)]
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Electrical) [B.Sc. (Eng.)]
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical) [B.Sc. (Eng.)]

Focus Areas, Specializations and/or Options are available for each program and details are available in the Academic Calendar. Co-op or internship options are available in all programs.

All of the above degree programs have a common first year (preliminary year). This does not add any extra time onto the degree and is incorporated into each of the programs.

Section 2: Eligibility Requirements

A. Academic Requirements

The University of Manitoba will require graded coursework to fulfill all admission requirements as outlined in this bulletin. Pass grades will not be considered for meeting any of these requirements unless otherwise stated.

1. Admission to the Preliminary Year

Within the preliminary year, students can complete the courses required to apply for admission to a degree program. Upon completion of these courses, students will be required to submit an application and compete for admission with all other applicants to their engineering program(s) of interest.

There are four routes for admission into the preliminary year of the Price Faculty of Engineering:

a. Direct Entry

Applicants in this category are current high school students or students who have already graduated from high school but have completed fewer than twenty-four (24) credit hours at a recognized university/college. Applicants must meet the General Entrance and Specific Admissions Requirements as listed in the Direct Entry programs applicant admissions requirements.

Direct Entry programs information

b. Through Engineering Access Program (ENGAP)

The Engineering Access Program is a specially designed program to support First Nation, Métis, and Inuit people enrolled in the Price Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba. ENGAP provides assistance in four main areas: social, personal, academic, and financial. It delivers upgrading courses in physics, precalculus math, computer science, and chemistry to ensure ENGAP students are prepared for the rigours of an engineering degree. For more information, please visit the ENGAP website.

c. Bachelor's Degree Graduates

Applicants who have graduated from any recognized bachelor’s degree program with a minimum adjusted grade point average (AGPA) of 2.50 can be considered for admission to Engineering (Undeclared). These students must have completed the high school prerequisite courses of English 40S*, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S*, Chemistry 40S*, and Physics 40S* with no grade lower than 60%.

The AGPA will be calculated in accordance with the following table:
Total credit hours in previous degree Number of worst credit hours dropped
90-104 18
105-119 21
Over 120 24
d. Recognized Engineering Technology Diploma Program Graduates

Applicants who have graduated from a recognized Engineering Technology Diploma program with an overall Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.50 may be considered for admission. These students must have completed the high school pre-requisite courses of English 40S*, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S*, Chemistry 40S*, and Physics 40S* with no grade lower than 60%.

* Equivalent education systems are also considered. Equivalency is determined by the Admissions Office and questions regarding this can be directed to that office.

2. Admission to a Degree Program

Students who have met the admission requirements by completing the coursework through another faculty at the University of Manitoba, any other recognized postsecondary institution, or through the preliminary year options listed above will compete for admission to any of the five engineering programs offered at the University of Manitoba.

All Engineering programs have enrolment quotas and admission is therefore competitive and not guaranteed. Ranking in the program competitions is based on the candidate’s average over the best eight (8) final grades that have been achieved from within the list of twelve (12) courses for admission.

Required Courses for Admission

Applicants who have completed at least eight (8) of the following twelve (12) required courses for admission (or equivalent), with a minimum grade of ‘C’, can be considered for admission to a program:

Course number Course title
CHEM 100 Introductory Chemistry 1: Atomic and Molecular Structure and Energetics 1
COMP 1012 Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers
ENG 1430 Design in Engineering
ENG 1440 Introduction to Statics
ENG 1450 Intro to Electrical and Computer Engineering
ENG 1460 Intro to Thermal Sciences
MATH 1210 Techniques of Classical and Linear Algebra 2
MATH 1510 Applied Calculus 1(or equivalent) 3
MATH 1710 Applied Calculus 2 (or equivalent) 3
PHIL 1290 Critical Thinking 4
PHYS 1050 Physics 1: Mechanics
  Written English Course 56

 

  1. The former CHEM 1300 may be used in lieu of CHEM 1100.
  2. MATH 1300 is not an acceptable equivalent to MATH 1210.
  3. Students intending to obtain a degree in Engineering are strongly advised to complete MATH 1510 and MATH 1710. However, MATH 1500 or MATH 1230 may be taken in lieu of MATH 1510; MATH 1700 or MATH 1232 may be taken in lieu of MATH 1710. MATH 1524 is not an acceptable equivalent to MATH 1510.
  4. PHIL 1290 Critical Thinking is the recommended complementary studies elective. Students may; however, select any course from the Faculties of Arts or Management (Asper School of Business) at the 1000 level or above, except for ARTS 1110 Introduction to University.
  5. Course selected from the list of approved Written English Courses for Engineering Students.
  6. Three credit hours are required to satisfy the written English course requirement. Should a student complete a six credit hour course, the additional three credit hours may be used to satisfy general complementary studies requirements within a student’s program.
  7. Equivalent courses offered through Université de Saint-Boniface may be used to satisfy program requirements.

 

Courses taken outside of the University of Manitoba must be assessed for the Written (W) requirement in addition to being granted course equivalency to one of the courses specified on the approved list of Written English Courses for Engineering Students. A course syllabus must be submitted reflecting that all the following requirements are met within the course expectations:

  • A minimum of 3 papers of at least 3-5 pages each or a minimum of 2 papers of at least 6-8 pages each with a minimum total word count of 3000. One paper with a word count of 3000 words or more will not meet this requirement.
  • The written work must include a written description or argument that is clear, concise, and logically structured and that reflects an appropriate awareness of the audience or readership being addressed.
  • There must be feedback given to the student on the style as well as content of written assignments.

Notes

  • The preliminary year is common to all programs in Engineering. The preliminary year (1st year Engineering) consists of 13 courses. Students must complete the 12 courses from the above table with the addition of CHEM 1122 either prior to or following admission to a program in order to complete all courses of the preliminary year for degree progression.
  • Courses must be completed within 10 years of the application term. For the Fall 2024 intake, this means any course taken before September 2014 will not be considered for the course requirements for admission.
  • If more than eight (8) of the twelve (12) courses have been completed, the eight (8) courses with the highest grades will be used to determine an adjusted grade point average (AGPA) for selection.
  • Applicants who have repeated courses from the required course list will have their most recent attempt used when calculating the AGPA.
  • All applicants must complete the minimum course requirements for admission by the end of the April 2024 examination period to be considered for September 2024 admission to a program within the Price Faculty of Engineering.
  • In order to be considered for admission, as well as to continue within the Price Faculty of Engineering following admission, students who have attempted at least 72 credit hours of courses applicable to a Price Faculty of Engineering program must have passed at least 75% of the attempted credits. Furthermore, if the student has attempted less than 72 credit hours, the total number of failed credit hours (from all courses with a grade of “D” or “F” that are applicable to the student’s potential engineering program) must not exceed 18 credit hours in order to be eligible to be considered for admission.
  • Students who are enrolled at an international postsecondary institution at the time of application must submit unofficial transcripts showing all complete and in progress coursework by March 15. All official final transcripts with grades must be received by June 1 for selection.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to inform the Admissions Office in writing of any deferred exams or grade changes. All final grades, including grade changes must be submitted to the Admissions Office by the document deadline June 1st in order for them to be included in the final selection process. Grade changes will not be accepted after the documentation deadline date. If a grade is not available by the documentation deadline date, an ‘F’ grade will be used in the final admission determination and calculation.
  • Should a grade be retained on your record yet excluded from your institutional GPA calculation, that grade will be used to meet admission requirements and the GPA calculation for your application to the University of Manitoba.

B. English Language Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose primary language is not English and do not qualify for a waiver under the University of Manitoba’s English language proficiency regulations will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Additional information regarding specific proficiency requirements, waiver information, and test options can be found on the English language proficiency requirements page.

Results for most language tests, including TOEFL, IELTS, and Duolingo, expire two years from the test date. Test scores must be valid at the start of classes. Please confirm the validity of your test results.

Section 3: Application Process & Deadlines

Applicants are required to submit one application whereby they can rank up to 5 choices.

A. Application Fees

Application fees  
Canadian/Permanent Residents: $100.00
International applicants: $120.00

Applications are not considered received until the application is submitted and the non-refundable application fee has been paid by the posted deadline.

All correspondence, including decision release information will be sent via email and posted to your application portal.

Please ensure your email account remains current and will accept emails from the University of Manitoba. Check your filters. It is important to check your email and application portal regularly and specifically around the deadlines and important dates listed below.

B. Deadlines and Important Dates

Date Deadlines and important dates
March 1, 2024 Final deadline to apply to Engineering degree programs.

Final deadline to apply to the preliminary year of from a degree or engineering-related diploma. 
March 15, 2024 For current internationally educated applicants, this is the deadline for submission of unofficial transcripts showing all coursework completed and in progress.
March 15, 2024 Final deadline to submit all course outlines. Courses being submitted to meet the Written English for Engineering requirement will be sent for both course equivalency and the written attribute assessment as long as the provided request form is also submitted by this deadline.
April 1, 2024 Deadline for any program ranking changes. Changes can be made by updating the choices listed in the Applicant Portal until this deadline.
June 1, 2024 Deadline for submission of all outstanding final official transcripts.

Deadline for submission of Proof of English Proficiency.

Deadline for submission of Proof of Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residence.
Early June 2024 Admission decisions will be released on application portals. Offers of admission are time sensitive and require the applicant’s response within a short time period. A deposit of $250 will be required at this time to accept your offer and will be applied towards tuition fees.

 

C. Required Application Documentation

The following documents will be required to complete your application:

Interim transcripts

Interim transcripts showing current registration are to be submitted when applying or shortly thereafter. Additionally, this should be provided as soon as all Winter semester final grades are available.

Course outlines

Course outlines for all completed and in-progress coursework not taken at the University of Manitoba that might be eligible for transfer credit towards the preliminary year courses.

Final official transcripts

Final official transcripts from any university or college attended other than University of Manitoba are required. Student copies or photocopies are not acceptable. Transcripts become the property of University of Manitoba and will not be returned. An English translation of international transcripts in languages other than English must be provided by the issuing institution or by a certified English translator. A translation must include a copy of the document on which the translation is based. The certified translator must include the original language photocopy and the English translation in sealed envelopes and endorse the envelopes by signing across the seal.

Final high school transcript

Final high school transcript should be provided for all applicants applying for admission to the Preliminary Year and for prerequisite purposes for all program applicants (if not already provided).

Proof of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residence or Refugee Status

Proof of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residence or Refugee Status is required if born outside of Canada. This can be uploaded to the online application before application submission.

Name change documentation

Name change documentation is required if name change has occurred as a result of marriage, divorce or any other reason.

Proof of proficiency in the use of the English language

Proof of proficiency in the use of the English language (see Section 2: Eligibility Requirements, B. English Language Proficiency Requirements)

It is the applicant’s responsibility to inform the Admissions Office in writing of any deferred exams or grade changes. All final grades, including grade changes, must be submitted to the Admissions Office by the document deadline June 1st in order for the grades to be included in the final selection process.

Please send all documentation to the following address:

Admission for Engineering
University of Manitoba
424 UMSU University Centre
66 Chancellors Circle
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Electronic transcripts should be submitted to applicant.services@umanitoba.ca. In order to be considered official, electronic transcripts must be sent directly from the email of the office responsible for issuing transcripts. Transcripts emailed or forwarded by the applicant are considered unofficial.

The University of Manitoba is a registered receiving organization with MyCredsTM. Applicants from participating member universities and colleges can release their transcripts to the University of Manitoba through their MyCredsTM portal. Applicants should select 'Share' and then 'Organization' instead of opting for 'email'.

Applications are not complete until all necessary documents are received. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that our office receives all required information.

Applicants must notify the Admissions Office immediately should they either enroll at a postsecondary institution not previously declared on their application or enroll in additional coursework not declared on the previously submitted final transcript provided for assessment. Applicants will be required to provide proof of registration.

D. Transfer credit information

At the University of Manitoba, all prior course work from recognized post-secondary institutions will be considered as part of the application for admission process for our undergraduate degree and diploma programs.

Courses are evaluated for advanced standing or transfer credit on a course-by-course basis and assigned a University of Manitoba equivalent, where applicable. Where a direct equivalent does not exist, students may receive general (unallocated) credit. The regulations regarding transfer credit are program specific and vary considerably depending on the faculty or school of application. The Price Faculty of Engineering will only consider external courses completed within the last ten years.

Courses deemed acceptable for transfer credit will be awarded, subject to program approval, up to the maximum allowed under the program of admission, based on the Faculty or School’s transfer credit policy and residency requirements (consult the section of the University's Academic Calendar for details).

Students may be asked to provide comprehensive and accurate course outlines or syllabi, as issued by their institution of study, for all courses lacking a current evaluation. Course outlines or syllabi should include information on course objectives, outline of the units studied, textbook(s) used, assignments, and accompanying laboratory information, if applicable, to assist in the transfer credit assessment process.

An online transfer credit resource is available for information on current course evaluations receiving credit.

While we understand that some institutions do not have course information readily available, many students have been able to provide the information requested by contacting the individual departments or instructors at their prior institutions. Students that are unable to provide the requested course information may render themselves ineligible for programs with specific course requirements. Only successful applicants will be notified of transfer credit results.

Additional information related to transfer credit is available on the Admissions website.

Transfer credit information

Section 4: Selection Process

A. Admission to the Preliminary Year

Applicants from the following categories make up the intake to the preliminary year of engineering. The composition and distribution of spaces for each category will vary each year and is determined by the Engineering Selections Committee.

1. From High School via Direct Entry

The selection process is competitive, and admission will follow the procedures outlined in the Direct Entry program applicant Information page.

Explore the Direct Entry program applicant admission requirements

2. Through the Engineering Access Program (ENGAP)

Applicants meet with the ENGAP staff (review Section 8: Contact Information) and admission is recommended on a holistic basis once documentation has been provided to ENGAP indicating First Nations, Métis, or Inuit ancestry.

3. From a Bachelor’s Degree

Selection is competitive and is based on the applicant’s Adjusted Grade Point Average (AGPA), if a Bachelor’s Degree has been awarded (refer to Section 2: Eligibility Requirements, A. Academic Requirements, 1. Admission to the Preliminary Year, c. Bachelor’s Degree Graduates).

4. From a Recognized Engineering Technology Diploma

Selection is competitive and is based on the applicant’s Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), if a recognized Engineering Technology Diploma has been awarded (refer to Section 2: Eligibility Requirements, A. Academic Requirements, 1. Admission to the Preliminary Year, d. Recognized Engineering Technology Diploma Program Graduates).

B. Admission to the Programs

Enrolment in the Price Faculty of Engineering is limited and based on competitive selection.

Students will apply for and rank as many of the 5 programs for which they wish to be considered. All applicants will be ranked according to AGPA (see Section 2: Eligibility Requirements, A. Academic Requirements, 2. Admission to a Degree Program) and will be offered the highest ranked program in which they are eligible.

Applicants will only receive one offer and will not be waitlisted for any other programs. No changes in ranking of programs will be allowed after April 1st.

Note: Preference within each program will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents. However, each program will aim to admit a minimum of 10% international students.

1. Program Capacity Targets

The following are the maximum number of students admitted to each department within the Price Faculty of Engineering in a given year:

  • Biosystems engineering – 48 students
  • Civil engineering – 76 students
  • Electrical and Computer engineering – 120 students
  • Mechanical engineering – 120 students

2. Individual Consideration for ENGAP Applicants

The Individual Consideration Category for ENGAP is intended for all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit applicants who have completed the minimum admission requirements (see Section 2: Eligibility Requirements, A. Academic Requirements, 2. Admission to a Degree Program), but who do not meet the cut-off AGPA established for the year’s admission. Applicants in this category must also be enrolled in ENGAP for a minimum of eight months by the end of April of the year of application.

Eight (8) admission spaces are available to ENGAP applicants annually. The expected distribution would be as follows:

  • Biosystems engineering – 1 student
  • Civil engineering – 2 students
  • Computer engineering – 1 student
  • Electrical engineering – 2 students
  • Mechanical engineering – 2 students

If more than eight (8) students qualify in this category, eight (8) applicants will be selected based on an AGPA rank-ordered list (see Section 2: Eligibility Requirements, A. Academic Requirements, 2. Admission to a Degree Program).

Students wishing to be considered in this category must indicate this in the appropriate section on the Engineering Application Form. If students do not indicate this on the application form by the application deadline, they will not be eligible for consideration within this category.

If you are unsure whether or not to apply under this category, please consult with ENGAP (see Section 8: Contact Information).

Canadian Indigenous ENGAP applicants will automatically be considered in the regular admission process if it is deemed to be to their advantage. For example, an ENGAP Individual Consideration applicant who has achieved an AGPA that exceeds the cut-offs established through the regular admission process will automatically be admitted as a regular applicant and will not fill one of the eight available seats in this category.

C. Tie Breaking Procedure for Offers

In the event of a tie, the following procedure will be used:

  1. Increase the number of significant figures used in the calculation.
  2. Where a tie still exists, the application that was received first will be used to break the tie.  All completed applications are time stamped upon submission; in the case of a paper application, these applications will be time stamped after they have been entered into the system by a University of Manitoba Admissions Office staff member.

D. Notification of Decision

Decisions will be posted to the applicant’s portal.  Applicants must log into their application portal to view the decision and to accept or decline their offer.   If the offer is not accepted and the subsequent deposit paid by the deadline date indicated in the letter, the offer will lapse. Lapsed offers will be considered a declined response.  It is imperative that emails and application portals are regularly checked, especially once decisions start to be released (early June).

Applicants offered admission will have 5 business days to respond and will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of $250.00 to indicate their acceptance of the offer. This deposit will be credited to tuition fees or forfeited if the applicant subsequently declines.

Section 5: Reconsiderations & Appeals

Individuals who wish to have their applications reconsidered should submit their request in writing to the Admissions Office. Past experience has shown that most inquiries can be satisfied at this level without further reference.

Persons wishing reconsideration of the decision shall direct their request to the Admissions Office within ten (10) business days of the posted decision date.

Should the student wish to pursue the reconsideration decision further, such an appeal will be made in accordance with the Senate Committee on Admission Appeals Procedures.

Applicants are advised that appeals of reconsideration decisions by the Senate Admissions Appeal Committee focus on questions of correct adherence to published policies and procedures, and not on subjective issues or the relative merits of the application.

Section 6: Counselling of Applicants

The Price Faculty of Engineering and Admissions Office are able to assist applicants who seek counselling regarding admission to the Price Faculty of Engineering. However, it is policy to not instruct applicants as to a specific course of action they should follow, but rather to provide the information needed for applicants to make their own choice with respect to the alternatives available.

The following points require special attention:

  1. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their plans with all who can usefully advise them, but they should be aware that second and third hand information about admission policies may not be accurate.
  2. No official at the University of Manitoba can guarantee the admission of any applicant. Admission is determined on the basis of an annual competition.
  3. All applicants are advised to supplement any personal enquiries with a written request so that an official written response can be made. Only written responses will be considered as evidence of any advice given (see Section 8: Contact Information).

Section 7: Student Accessibility

The University of Manitoba is committed to providing all students equal access to learning opportunities. If you are a student with a diagnosed disability (permanent, chronic, or temporary) who may require academic accommodations, please contact Student Accessibility Services at 204-474-7423 or by email at student_accessibility@umanitoba.ca to learn more about the confidential supports that are available.

Section 8: Contact Information

Price Faculty of Engineering
Dr. Karen Dow
Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs)
E2-290 EITC Building
Visit the Price Faculty of Engineering home page

204-474-9821

Undergraduate Student Services

204-474-9167

Diana Klassen
Engineering Access Program
E2-442 EITC Building
The Engineering Access Program (ENGAP)

204-474-9369

University of Manitoba Admissions Office
Undergraduate Admissions
424 UMSU University Centre
66 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Admission Officer
Hyonjung Lyu
Contact Engineering Admissions Team
 

204-474-8808

The following other contacts may also be useful.

Student Accessibility Services
520 UMSU University Centre
66 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6 Canada

204-474-7423

Student Advocacy Office
Room 520 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellor's Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

204-474-7423