New Initiatives in Education
New Programs in information technology
The department of computing & software has introduced several new programs
to meet the changing needs of the information and communications technology
sector. Programs include:
From an information age to a biomedical
The emerging field of biomedical engineering brings engineering
science and technology to bear on problems in medicine and biology.
McMaster’s new program in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering
will enable students to obtain a four-year bachelor of engineering
degree in electrical and biomedical engineering, with a fifth year
to obtain a master’s of engineering degree.
Pushing the bounds of chemistry and biology
About 24 students entered the inaugural Chemical
Engineering and Bioengineering program offered in
fall 2002. Students will graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering
and Biosciences degree, and could pursue careers in the food
and beverage industry, biomedical devices, and environmental
and pharmaceutical industries.
Engineering a sustainable world
of Civil Engineering offers an environmental stream
within its undergraduate programs. Environmental engineering
combines scientific principles, computer modelling and aspects
of public policy to create practical solutions for improving
the quality of our air, water and soil.