School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

ADMI - Advanced Design & Manufacturing Institute


ADMI students in the classroom

I realized that my then 20-year old international bachelor’s degree was on an endangered species list. When I came across the ADMI website, I knew right away that a Master of Engineering degree with a combination of engineering and management subjects would differentiate me from the pack.

Joe Azzopardi, ADMI graduate

Program Contact

Ms Jane Davies
Graduate Studies Assistant
Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering,
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON, Canada, K7L 3N6,

Phone: 613 533 6928
ADMI website:

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Accelerate your Career with a Master of Engineering in Design and Manufacturing

The ADMI MEng, offered by Queen’s and Western Universities, is designed for working engineering graduates.

Program Overview

The Advanced Design and Manufacturing Institute, ADMI, through the partnership of two leading Ontario universities, presents a unique and innovative learning experience through a Master of Engineering in Design and Manufacturing with emphasis on business and technical management.

This exciting program is designed to give practicing engineers the technical knowledge and business and management skills necessary for them to advance to the forefront of their profession.

This MEng is an in-class and face-to-face, part-time program delivered in the Greater Toronto Area.

It is the creative result of innovative thinking and leadership from the engineering and business schools of Queen's University and Western University. ADMI is broadly endorsed and supported by Ontario industry, as refl ected in the impressive list of companies represented by past participants in the MEng program.

Program Structure

The program is delivered in a focused, time-compressed modular format designed to allow working engineering professionals to pursue a Master’s Degree while working in their field. Each course is composed of two weekend modules and each course is approximately 36 hours of in-class time spent on lectures, discussion and application work. The modules are separated by a one month interval to facilitate the learning process and allow for selected projects and assignments to be undertaken.

ADMI MEng courses are structured to include a variety of elements including

  • classroom lectures and discussions,
  • case studies,
  • guest speakers,
  • practical industrial applications, and
  • individual coaching and group interaction.

The ADMI MEng program requires participants to dedicate a total of eight full days of focused in-class participation in each course, as well as complete take-home assignments.


In order to enroll in an ADMI course, the student must register as a graduate student at either Queen’s University or Western University.

Method of Completion

9 courses, all offered part-time, must be completed to achieve the degree. Curriculum is comprised of:

  • Three mandatory core course
  • Three technical elective courses
  • Three business elective courses

Program completion pace is flexible and may be taken at the following rates:

  • Accelerated: finish in two years
  • Regular: finish in three years
  • Extended: finish in up to five years

Academic Prerequisites

An Honours Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science or Engineering with a min. B- (70% or GPA 2.7). This is a North American average based on the last two years of study.

Learning Outcomes

Grad Maps

View the Grad Maps for this department and all graduate degrees on the Career Services website


General Enquiries
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Queen's University

Ms Jane Davies
Graduate Studies Assistant
Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering,
Queen’s University
613 533 6928

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Western University

Graduate Office, Faculty of Engineering,
Western University
519 661 2111 x81134

English Proficiency

For international students please refer to the appropriate university’s graduate website for English Proficiency test requirements.