University of Manitoba adds 18 extra seats in engineering program

​The University of Manitoba will expand its engineering program to allow in 18 more students per year.

Province of Manitoba spending $500K on expanding engineering program at U of M, RRC

The University of Manitoba will expand its engineering program to allow in 18 more students per year. (CBC)

The University of Manitoba will expand its engineering program to allow in 18 more students per year.

The Province of Manitoba is spending about $500,000 to expand the program, which currently has 336 seats.

The 18 new seats will be divided over the current U of M engineering program and a new "hybrid" program from the university and Red River College.

Once the program is ready, it will allow between 10 and 15 RRC students to transition to a U of M engineering degree.

Undergraduate enrolment in the U of M's engineering program has increased by 48 per cent since 2008, according to the university's president.

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