At McMaster, all undergraduate students take a common first year program, Engineering
I. This provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of
Engineering I 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.
You'll also have the opportunity
to bond with all of your peers, regardless of their future
area of study.
After first year, students choose from one
of the widest ranges of engineering program options in Canada, some with specializations
such as nano- and micro- devices, nuclear engineering & energy systems,
photonics, aerodynamics, and bioengineering, all with co-op
options, and most have a five-year Management, Society and
International Studies option.
Every spring, each of the degree options are presented in Level II Info
Sessions, with academic counseling available. To be eligible for a Level II Engineering program, a student must successfully complete all non-elective Level I courses with an overall Cumulative Average (CA) of 4.0 or greater.
First Year Courses
Find out what Engineering
I courses you will be taking. Review our list of approved complimentary electives for Engineering I students.
Then discover what the transition
from high school to University life can be like at www.eng.mcmaster.ca/eng1/comparison.html.
Course materials, including textbooks, are sold through the Campus Store.
What Eng I has to Offer
- Small tutorial and lab groups led by specially trained
senior students who appreciate the challenges first year
- A dedicated Engineering I 'elliptical' computer lab. One of only four in North America.
- The Engineering Student Services team provides support for our students, with an aim to specifically assist first year students with academic concerns.
- Engineering Co-op
and Career Services offers career planning and co-op program
- 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.
Registration made easy
Our helpful, informational registration video will walk you through
the registration process for undergraduate Engineering students.
Check out our new "Registration
Made Easy" video.