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.

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:

• MIE 304H1: Introduction to Quality Control
• MIE 221H1S: Manufacturing Engineering
• MIE 364H1S: Methods of Quality Control and Improvement
• MSE 351H1S: Design and Simulation of Materials Processes
• CHE 324H1F: Process Design

2. Mandatory:

• MIE519H1S: Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

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

• APS 343H1F/S: Engineering Leadership
• APS 446H1S: Leadership in Project Management
• APS 442H1S: Cognitive and Psychological Foundations of Effective Leadership
• CHE 488/CIV 488/ECE 488/MSE 488/MIE 488 H1F/S: Entrepreneurship and Business for Engineers
• JRE 420H1F/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

• CHE 441H1F: Engineering Materials
• MIE 304H1S: Introduction to Quality Control
• MIE 342H1F: Circuits with Applications to Mechanical Engineering Systems
• MIE 354H1F: Business Process Engineering

Advanced Electives

• AER 525H1F: Robotics
• CHE 562H1F: Applied Chemistry IV — Applied Polymer Chemistry, Science and Engineering
• CHE 462H1S: Food Engineering
• CHE 475H1S: Biocomposites: Mechanics and Bioinspiration
• CHE 561H1S: Risk-based Safety Management
• ECE 442H1F/S: Introduction to Micro- and Nano-Fabrication Technologies
• ECE 470H1F/S: Robot Modeling and Control
• FOR 424H1S: Innovation and Manufacturing of Sustainable Materials
• MIE 368H1S: Analytics in Action (formerly MIE 465)
• MIE 469H1S: Reliability and Maintainability Engineering
• MIE 562H1F: Scheduling
• MIE 566H1F: Decision Analysis
• MIE 422H1F: Automated Manufacturing
• MIE 441H1S: Design Optimization
• MIE 443H1S: Mechatronic Systems: Design and Integration
• MSE 419H1F: Fracture and Failure Analysis
• MSE 421H1S: Solid State Processing and Surface Treatment
• MSE 431H1S: Forensic Engineering
• MSE 438H1F: Computational Materials Design
• MSE443H1F: Composite Materials Engineering
• MSE 455H1S: Process Simulation and Computer Design
• MSE 461H1F: Engineered Ceramics
• MSE4XXH1S: Materials Manufacturing and Design Laboratory II
• Thesis or Design Project courses with approval of the Director of the Minor