Emphasis in Advanced Manufacturing


The manufacturing sector has long been a strategic driver of societal wealth creation, and thereby has affected improvements to standards of living and quality of life. Central to this sector are disruptive technologies that will drive forward dramatic changes in manufacturing over the next 10-20 years.

The Emphasis in Advanced Manufacturing is sponsored by the Toronto Institute for Advanced Manufacturing, and was developed to expose Master of Engineering students to topics in advanced manufacturing. MEng students can choose to take courses from either of two streams: Manufacturing Management and Manufacturing Engineering.

The Emphasis in Advanced Manufacturing is available to MEng students in any of four departments in the Faculty (Aerospace, Chemical, Mechanical & Industrial, and Materials Science). Students should be able to complete the Emphasis requirements within the requirements of their MEng program.


MEng students can earn an Emphasis in Advanced Manufacturing by completing four courses, including at least one core course. The remaining three courses may be other core courses, or any of the elective courses in either the Manufacturing Management stream or the Manufacturing Engineering stream. There is no requirement that the courses be chosen from just one stream.

Students who complete the requirements of the Emphasis will be provided a certificate of completion at the end of their studies.

Students who complete the requirements of the Emphasis will be provided a certificate of completion at the end of their studies. The certificate may be claimed by the Toronto Institute of Advanced Manufacturing (TIAM) at tiam@utoronto.ca.

Some courses may satisfy the requirements of multiple certificates (also called “emphases”). Students may double-count a maximum of one course towards the requirements of any two certificates.

Core courses

AER501H Advanced Mechanics of Structures

AER1403H Advanced Aerospace Structures

APS1028H Operations and Production Management for Manufacturing and Services

CHE1123H Liquid Biofuels

MIE1740H Smart Materials and Structures

MIE519H1 Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Elective courses

Manufacturing Management stream

Manufacturing Management courses are for students who seek to move into positions of leadership in industry. Students will obtain fundamental knowledge and develop an understanding of the operational complexity of enterprises, innovation management, manufacturing and business process improvement/optimization, and integrated product/process/system design. In addition, students will develop the cognitive skills to critically evaluate the potential benefits of alternative manufacturing strategies; to use virtual/simulated platforms to facilitate and improve business processes; and to analyze enterprise systems as interacting units, components, and subsystems.

APS1420H Technology, Engineering and Global Development

APS1005H Operations Research for Engineering Management

APS1011H Concepts and Application of Authentic Leadership

APS1012H Management of Innovation in Engineering

APS1013H Applying Innovation in Engineering

APS1014H Advanced Project Management

APS1017H Supply Chain Management and Logistics

APS1020H International Business for Engineers

APS1023H New Product Innovation

APS1026H Positive Psychology for Engineers

APS1040S Quality Control for Engineering Management

APS1088H Entrepreneurship for Business

APS1501H Leadership and Leading in Groups and Organizations

CHE561H Risk Based Safety Management

CHE1434H Six Sigma for Chemical Processes

MIE523H Scheduling

MIE1505H Enterprise Modeling

MIE1514H Systems Design and Engineering – A Product Perspective

MIE1715H Life Cycle Engineering

MIE1721H Reliability

MIE1723H Engineering Maintenance Management

MIE1727H Statistical Methods of Quality Assurance

MIE1022H Special Topics in Materials Science I – Advanced Quality Engineering (offered fall, 2015)

Manufacturing Engineering stream

Manufacturing Engineering courses focus on advanced and emerging manufacturing technologies and skills that can be deployed to increase the efficiency, productivity and profitability of modern manufacturing industry. Students will obtain an understanding of specific advanced and emerging manufacturing technologies and skills, and how to implement these technologies in the manufacturing sector in Ontario and in Canada, in key industrial sectors such as automotive, aerospace, electronics and biomedical.

AER521H Mobile Robotics and Perception

AER1415H Optimization Concepts and Applications

CHE575H Mechanical Properties of Biocomposites and Biomaterials

CHE1134H Advances in Bioengineering

MIE506H MEMS Design and Microfabrication

MIE540H Product Design

MIE 1706H Manufacturing of Cellular and Microcellular Polymers

MIE1713H Analysis and Design of Joints in Manufactured Products

MIE1718H Computer Integrated Manufacturing

MIE1743H Axiomatic Design Principles for Conceptual and Embodiment Design

MSE558H Nanotechnology in Alternate Energy Systems

MSE561H Engineered Ceramics

MSE1013H Growth and Characterization of Semiconductors

MSE1015H Mechanical Properties of Solids I

MSE1028H Advanced Materials Science

MSE1029H Electrochemical Synthesis of Nanomaterials

MSE1031H Forensic Engineering

ROB501H Computer Vision for Robotics