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Manufacturing Engineering

Developed in consultation with industry, Ontario Tech University’s manufacturing engineering curriculum provides a solid grounding in the fundamentals of mathematics, computing, and science, with significant content in engineering sciences and design. The only accredited program of its kind in Canada, this unique program emphasizes the design, development, planning, improvement, and application of advanced manufacturing processes.

You’ll learn about advances in materials and composites, robotics, automation, and intelligent controls while considering the integration between tools, processes, and equipment with cutting-edge manufacturing facilities and systems. In addition to classroom lectures, students participate in tutorials, laboratories, computer simulations, field visits, and research and design projects.

Consider Manufacturing Engineering if you find yourself asking questions such as:

  • Will access to 3D printers change the way consumers are able to quickly make their ideas come to life?
  • With advances in robotics and automation, how can manufacturers redesign their facilities to be more cost effective?
  • How will additive, subtractive and traditional manufacturing reshape the manufacturing industry?
  • How does the need for environmentally friendly processes drive the future of manufacturing?



The only accredited program of its kind in Canada


A one-of-a-kind, market-oriented, and career-focused program


Graduates prepared for employment directly within the manufacturing engineering field

After graduating you can...

  • Design new manufacturing systems for new products or to improve existing ones.
  • Plan, design, set up, modify, optimize, and monitor manufacturing processes.
  • Organize plant start-up and shut-down schedules to maximize production time and profits
  • Manufacturing system and facility design.
  • Product design and development.
  • Systems engineering and integration.

...and many more!

Sample Courses:

  • Thermo-mechanical Processing of Materials
    Time-temperature-transformation diagrams, strengthening mechanisms, treatment of materials, thermal processing and heat treatment, such as annealing and tempering, stress concentrations, properties of alloys, polymers and composites, material selection rationale, fracture and ductile modes, fatigue mechanisms, creep, and case studies of engineering material failures.
  • Manufacturing and Production Processes
    Principles and physical phenomena of the basic manufacturing processes. Material behaviour during manufacturing. Topics include: casting process; bulk deformation process including forging, rolling, extrusion and drawing; sheet metal working; joining processes; basics of material removal processes and material alteration processes; process selection.
  • Integrated Manufacturing Systems
    Facility layout; cellular manufacturing; fundamentals of automation; automatically-guided vehicles; flexible manufacturing; group technology; computer aided process planning; forecasting; inventory management and control; production planning and control; production activity control systems.
  • Robotics and Automation
    Industrial robots; robot kinematics, differential kinematics; statics, dynamics and control of robot arms; noncontact and contact sensors; actuators; real-time joint control; task planning and programming of industrial robots; applications of robots.
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