Advanced Manufacturing Minor

Manufacturing is the most intensive research and development economic sector in Canada, accounting for 75 per cent of all private sector research expenditures.

The courses in this minor draw on an array of engineering skills, leadership and multi-disciplinary knowledge  all of which can be leveraged in a wide range of sectors, including biomedical, automotive, aviation, aerospace, energy and others. The minor provides a strong foundation in advanced manufacturing which can lead to a career in industry or graduate degrees.


All undergraduate engineering students are eligible to pursue the Advanced Manufacturing Minor. Enrolment will begin September 2017.

Advanced Manufacturing Minor enrolment form.


Students in the Advanced Manufacturing Minor must successfully complete of a minimum of six one-semester courses including mandatory and elective courses.

Of the three electives, you may choose at least two must be from the advanced category. In all cases, you must ensure you meet the requirements of your Engineering degree program or major.

1. Choose one of the following foundational courses:

• MIE221H1S: Manufacturing Engineering
• MIE364H1S: Methods of Quality Control and Improvement
• MSE351H1S: Design and Simulation of Materials Processes
• CHE324H1F: Process Design

2. Mandatory:

• MIE519H1F: Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

3. Choose one of the following business management/leadership courses:

• APS343H1F/S: Engineering Leadership
• APS446H1S: Leadership in Project Management
• APS442H1S: Cognitive and Psychological Foundations of Effective Leadership
• CHE488/CIV488/ECE488/MSE488/MIE488 H1F/S: Entrepreneurship and Business for Engineers
• JRE420H1F/S: People Management and Organizational Behaviour

4. Choose three electives, two of which must from the advanced category (thesis/design projects may count as advanced electives):

Introductory Electives

• CHE341H1F: Engineering Materials
• MIE342H1F: Circuits with Applications to Mechanical Engineering Systems
• MIE364H1S: Methods of Quality Control and Improvement
• MIE354H1F: Business Process Engineering

Advanced Electives

• AER525H1F: Robotics
• CHE562H1F: Applied Polymer Chemistry, Science and Engineering
• CHE462H1S: Food Engineering
• CHE475H1S: Mechanical Properties of Bio-Composites and Biomaterials
• CHE561H1S: Risk-based Safety Management
• ECE442H1F/S: Introduction to Micro- and Nano-Fabrication Technologies
• ECE470H1F/S: Robot Modeling and Control
• FOR424H1S: Innovation and Manufacturing of Sustainable Materials
• MIE469H1S: Reliability and Maintainability Engineering
• MIE465H1S: Analytics in Action
• MIE562H1F: Scheduling
• MIE566H1F: Decision Analysis
• MIE422H1F: Automated Manufacturing
• MIE441H1S: Design Optimization
• MIE443H1S: Mechatronic Systems: Design and Integration
• MSE419H1F: Fracture and Failure Analysis
• MSE421H1S: Solid State Processing and Surface Treatment
• MSE431H1S: Forensic Engineering
• MSE432H1S: Macromolecular Materials Engineering
• MSE438H1F: Introduction to Computational Materials Design
• MSE461H1F: Engineered Ceramics
• Thesis or Design Project courses with approval of the Director of the Minor