Advanced Manufacturing Minor

Manufacturing is the most intensive research and development economic sector in Canada, accounting for 75% 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.

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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 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 304H1S: Introduction to Quality Control
  • MIE 221H1S: Manufacturing Engineering
  • MIE 364H1S: Methods of Quality Control & Improvement
  • MSE 351H1S: Design & Simulation of Materials Processes
  • CHE 324H1F: Process Design
2. Mandatory:
  • MIE 519H1S: Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
3. Choose one of the following business management/leadership courses:
  • TEP 343H1F/S: Engineering Leadership (formerly APS 343)
  • TEP 442H1S: Cognitive & Psychological Foundations of Effective Leadership (formerly APS 442)
  • CHE 488/CIV 488/ECE 488/MIE 488 H1F/S: Entrepreneurship & Business for Engineers
  • JRE 420H1F/S: People Management & Organizational Behaviour
4. Choose three electives, two of which must be from the advanced category (thesis/design projects may count as advanced electives):

Introductory Electives

  • CHE 441H1F: Engineering Materials
  • MIE 243H1F: Mechanical Engineering Design
  • MIE 304H1S: Introduction to Quality Control
  • MIE 342H1F: Circuits with Applications to Mechanical Engineering Systems
  • MIE 354H1F: Business Process Engineering
  • MIE 364H1F: Quality Control & Improvement

Advanced Electives

  • AER 525H1F: Robotics
  • CHE 562H1F: Applied Polymer Chemistry, Science & Engineering
  • CHE 462H1S: Food Engineering
  • CHE 475H1S: Biocomposites: Mechanics & Bioinspiration
  • CHE 561H1S: Risk-based Safety Management
  • ECE 470H1F/S: Robot Modeling & Control
  • FOR 424H1S: Innovation & Manufacturing of Sustainable Materials
  • MIE 368H1F: Analytics in Action (formerly MIE 465)
  • MIE 410H1F: *Finite Element Analysis (formerly MIE 510)
  • MIE 422H1F: Automated Manufacturing
  • MIE 440H1F: Design of Innovative Products
  • MIE 441H1S: Design Optimization
  • MIE 443H1S: Mechatronic Systems: Design & Integration
  • MIE 469H1S: Reliability & Maintainability Engineering
  • MIE 540H1S: Product Design
  • MIE 562H1F: Scheduling
  • MIE 566H1F: Decision Making under Uncertainty
  • MSE 419H1F: Fracture & Failure Analysis
  • MSE 431H1S: Forensic Engineering
  • MSE 438H1F: Computational Materials Design
  • MSE 443H1S: Composite Materials Engineering
  • MSE 455H1S: Process Simulation and Computer Design
  • MSE 461H1F: Engineered Ceramics
  • Thesis or Design Project courses with approval of the Director of the Minor