Engineering 3+2 dual degree
Brandon University and the University of Minnesota
Enjoy the dual benefits of BU’s personalized education featuring small class sizes and undergraduate research opportunities coupled with reaping the benefits of the University of Minnesota’s reputation as one of the top engineering schools in North America, by choosing to enter the 3+2 year B.Sc./B.Eng. dual degree program. At BU you can expect your professors to know you by name and mentor your progress as you make the transition from high school to University graduate in Canada’s 6th best place to live.
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?
In the dual degree program, 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.
It’s all about choice
By completing a three year B.Sc. in Physics at Brandon University, you open yourself up to a world of opportunities. You can choose to continue for an additional two years at one of North America’s top engineering schools, to spend three years at a 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. Perhaps, buoyed by the unique research experience available at BU, you may decide to upgrade to a four year honours degree and pursue graduate studies in your discipline, proposing solutions to the next generation of society’s problems. Studying in Physics at Brandon University can take you there, as it already has for your predecessors!
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.