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McMaster Engineering

All applications to McMaster University are accepted through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC). Admission offers are processed through McMaster's Office of the Registrar.

In recent years, McMaster has been oversubscribed by exceptionally qualified students. McMaster Engineering felt that we needed to establish an additional selection process beyond academic performance. Consequently, we have introduced the video interview process. A video interview enables us to get a sense of your potential for future success, creativity, resourcefulness and resiliency. We’ve asked our own students to record questions to enable you to get a sense of our culture and values, as well as what we’re looking for in our top candidates.

For applicants interested in the Bachelor of Technology program, please visit the Bachelor of Technology admissions page for more information.

Supplementary Application Structure

101 Applicants

After you have applied to Engineering I at McMaster you will be contacted on February 1, 2017 to register for the supplementary application. You will be required to pay a $40 registration fee after which you can begin the supplementary application process. You will have until February 14, 2017 to complete the application.

There will be three questions asked. Two involve video responses while the third requires a written response. You will have an unlimited amount of practice sessions. However, once you start the formal response, you are given only one opportunity to respond to the question. The application should only take 20 to 30 minutes to complete and can be done on your own time.

You will require an internet connected computer with a functioning webcam and microphone.

105 Applicants

The supplementary application opened for 105 applicants on Tuesday, February 14th at midnight. The process for 105 applicants will close on Tuesday, February 28th at 11:59PM.

There will be three questions asked. Two involve video responses while the third requires a written response. You will have an unlimited amount of practice sessions. However, once you start the formal response, you are given only one opportunity to respond to the question. The application should only take 20 to 30 minutes to complete and can be done on your own time.

You will require an internet connected computer with a functioning webcam and microphone.

 

Timeline

Event
Dates
OUAC application deadline Before January 15, 2017
You will receive an email invitation from KIRA Talent describing the interview process in more detail Late January
Supplementary application OPEN for a 2 week duration Late January
Supplementary applications CLOSE Mid February

Admission to Engineering I

The supplementary application will be used in combination with your academic grades. This global assessment will help us decide who we will welcome to our Engineering community in September 2017.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact the Engineering Student Services Office at 905-525-9140 ext. 24646.

Please note: Information on this page will be updated periodically, however, for official, up to date admission policy and application information please visit http://future.mcmaster.ca/admission/