Brandon University and the University of Minnesota

Brandon University and the University of Minnesota have a history of working together to provide unique educational opportunities for students.  BU’s personalized education features small class sizes and undergraduate research opportunities. The University of Minnesota School of Engineering grants credit for all of BU’s physics courses, and offers BU students advanced entry into one of the top Engineering Schools in North America.

Take advantage of reciprocity

While enjoying one of the lowest tuition rates in the country while at Brandon University, as a Manitoba resident take advantage of reciprocity agreements between Manitoba and the University of Minnesota to pay tuition rates comparable to the in-state  Minnesota tuition rates for your final two years of study. These reciprocal agreements are also available to Minnesota residents.

How should I choose a major at BU?

As part of your 3 year B.Sc. you should complete the courses in the accompanying table corresponding to your Engineering major of choice in addition to any prerequisites these courses have. Choosing a major/minor combination including most of the required technical courses is recommended. For example, students interested in Aerospace, Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering might choose Physics/Math; Biomedical or Bioproducts and Biosystems might choose Biology/Math; Chemical or Materials Science might choose Chemistry/Math or Physics; Computer might choose Computer Science/Physics or Math; and Geological Engineering students might choose to major in Geology/Math or Physics.

Download the Engineering BU course selection table

It’s all about choice

Pursuing a 3-yr B.Sc. Degree in Physics at Brandon University opens up a wide range of possibilities.  You can choose to transfer to one of North America’s top engineering schools to finish a degree in two or three years, to transfer to law school, to enrol for two years in Brandon University’s Faculty of Education to become a highly sought after high school science teacher, or to pursue four years at a Canadian medical school.

A stellar reputation

According to the world university rankings by Times Higher Education 2011-12, the University of Minnesota’s engineering program is the 29th ranked program in the world. Within Canada, only the University of Toronto ranks higher (at 18th). According to the 2012 U.S. News College Compass, the undergraduate Chemical Engineering program at the University of Minnesota ranks 4th in the United States among all universities offering doctorates as the highest degree.