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Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems. Their work is the link between scientific discoveries and the commercial applications that meet societal and consumer needs. In addition to their involvement in design and development, many engineers work in testing, production, or maintenance. These engineers supervise production in factories, determine the causes of a component’s failure, and test manufactured products to maintain quality. They also estimate the time and cost required to complete projects. Supervisory engineers are responsible for major components or entire projects. (Adapted from Career Cornerstone Centre)
Engineers study, specialize and work in many different fields. Additional information on specific engineering disciplines can be found on the following occupational pages:
- Aerospace Engineer
- Agricultural, Food and Biological Systems Engineer
- Biomedical Engineer
- Chemical Engineer
- Civil Engineer
- Computer Engineer
- Electrical and Electronics Engineer
- Geological Engineer
- Industrial & Manufacturing Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer
- Metallurgical & Materials Engineer
- Mining Engineer
- Petroleum Engineer
Find detailed information about the occupation, incl. typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information - O*NET Online
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- Engineering overview - Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
- Sokanu - occupational videos and info (U.S.): Engineer
- What the heck is an engineer anyway? - article from Science Careers magazine highlighting the difference between being an Engineer and a Scientist
- Engineering Stories - Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba
The University of Manitoba provides education in some, but not all disciplines of engineering. Please see the discipline's corresponding occupational page listed above to determine if an educational program is available at the University of Manitoba.
U of M Academic Calendar
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Faculty and Department Homepages
Visit the faculty and department homepage to learn about program application deadlines and processes, as well as additional in-house resources and opportunities.
- Faculty of Engineering
- Internationally-Educated Engineers Qualification Program (IEEQ)
- Engineering Access Program (ENGAP) - supports Indigenous students with preparation for and success in engineering
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Labour market information
Labour market information informs users of supply and demand for specific occupations and sectors. It includes such things as salary and job outlook information. These resources support informed career decision making and job search efforts.
- Canada Job Bank - Explore Careers: Job Market Report (by region)
- Occupation Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
- Engineers Salary Survey - Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba
- EngScape (Engineers Canada microsite) - labour market trends for the profession
- Manitoba Association of Government Engineers - Collective Agreement (see salary schedule) - Manitoba Government
- Canada's Best Jobs 2018: The Top 25 - Engineering Manager (#2) - Canadian Business magazine
Professional associations organize events and directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities are also available. This is a great way to learn and network.
- Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM)
- Canadian Engineering Regulatory Organizations - provincial listing from Engineers Canada
- The Engineering Institute of Canada
- National Society of Professional Engineers (U.S.)
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
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