All engineering students at McMaster take a common first year program.
It introduces you to the profession and gives you a solid background in
the fundamentals important to engineering disciplines. You' ll be able
to explore the 44 available
degree options before choosing what you'd like to study in second
year. You'll also have the opportunity to bond with all of your peers,
regardless of their future area of study.
You'll take part in challenging, discipline-specific projects that will
give you experience in the different degree options. Senior undergraduate
students from different disciplines take an active role in these projects
as consultants and mentors. In addition, information sessions about each
of the degree options are held every spring and academic counseling is
The first year program also gives you the opportunity to widen your perspective
by taking electives from other faculties. This is important for developing
a greater understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live
and work. Students choose to take courses in subjects such as philosophy,
music, languages, social science and history.
McMaster we offer a unique and supportive learning environment dedicated
to helping you make a smooth and successful transition to university life.
Here are some of the advantages available
to first year engineering students at McMaster:
- Small tutorial and lab groups are led by specially trained
senior students who appreciate the challenges first year
- The first year class has its own computer lab.
- The Engineering 1 office provides support personnel and services
specifically designed to assist first year students.
- The Engineering Co-op
and Career Services office offers career planning help and counseling.
- The McMaster Engineering Society (MES)
and the many student groups and activities associated with it provide
social, academic and personal peer support for engineering students.