Undergraduate Studies

Minor in Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacturing is the most intensive research and development economic sector in Canada, accounting for 75 per cent of all private sector research expenditures. The manufacturing industry accounts for approximately $174 billion of our country’s GDP and produces 68% of all of Canada’s export merchandise ($354 billion each year).

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

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.

Please visit the Engineering Undergraduate Studies page for eligibility and course requirements.

Manufacturing stream in Mechanical Engineering

This area of study is open to all mechanical engineering students who are interested in pursuing a specialty in manufacturing. In the upper two years, students select two areas of academic focus, called streams. In the Manufacturing stream, students take courses in topics such as quality control, automated manufacturing, microfabrication, smart materials and manufacturing of sustainable materials.

Manufacturing, the transformation of materials and information (technology) into useful products for human beings, is the cornerstone to many economic activities. It is a versatile skill, with employment opportunities existing over a wide range of Canadian industry, including automotive, microelectronics, aeronautics, pharmaceutical, etc.

It is an exciting, creative field, where engineers get to design from cradle-to-grave. You must understand how an idea can be produced, and at what cost. This design may also include the manner the product should be disposed of or recycled. It is a truly international field, with demand around the world. Within Canada , average earnings of all employees in manufacturing are 22% higher than average earnings across all economic occupations in Canada.

For more information on the Manufacturing Stream, please visit the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

For more information on admission requirements and how to apply to these programs, please visit the www.discover.engineering.utoronto.ca,