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School of Biomedical Engineering - M.A.Sc., Ph.D.
Biomedical engineering has made
enormous contributions to the advancement
of health care. Yet there remains a gap between
researchers trained in life sciences and those
trained in engineering. This gap currently represents
an impediment to progress in many health-related
areas. However, it also represents opportunity
for major academic, research and development
achievements for those who choose to pursue this
field at the highest levels.
School of Computational Engineering and Science - M.A.Sc., M.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D.
The School of Computational Engineering and Science offers graduate
programs leading to professional and research Master’s degrees
in either Engineering or Science, depending on whether the supervisor
is from the faculty of Engineering or Science. The School also offers
a graduate program leading to a Ph.D. degree in Computational Engineering
Walter G. Booth School of Engineering Practice - M.E.E.I., M.E.P.P., M.E.D., M.T.E.I.
Created out of a demand for
engineers to manage increasingly complex issues,
the McMaster School of Engineering Practice and
its Centres fulfill a much-needed concept in
engineering education. The school recognizes
the need for life-long learning opportunities
for engineers and scientists by providing a unique
vehicle to enhance career horizons.
Chemical Engineering - M.A.Sc., Ph.D.
The Department is one of the
most distinguished and research-intensive of
Canadian chemical engineering departments. In
1999, the Canadian Society for Chemical engineering
selected 20 chemical engineers to receive national
awards for making the greatest contributions
to the profession in Canada in the 20th century. Four
of the twenty award winners were faculty members
of this department. Our graduate alumni
have careers around the globe - from academia
to industry to government labs.
Civil Engineering - M.A.Sc., M.Eng., Ph.D.
The Department of Civil Engineering
offers a broad program of graduate studies in
Civil Engineering. Faculty members conduct research
in areas of computational mechanics/finite element
analysis, bridge engineering, building systems/building
science, earthquake engineering/structural dynamics,
environmental hydraulics/water resources, geomechanics,
GIS applications/urban systems and sustainability,
masonry/concrete/composite materials, and structural
retrofit/rehabilitation, material durability/service
Computing and Software - M.A.Sc., M.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D.
The Department of Computing and Software offers
a variety of Master's and Ph.D. degrees:
- Software Engineering
In Software Engineering we offer a Master's
Degree (M.A.Sc.), a Ph.D., and a course based
Master's Degree (M.Eng.)
- Computer Science
In Computer Science we offer a Master's Degree
(M.Sc.), and a Ph.D.
Our faculty members represent
a wide variety or research interests; students
can find a list of topics here.
Electrical and Computer Engineering - M.A.Sc., M.Eng., Ph.D.
The department offers courses
of study and research leading to Master's (both
thesis and project and Ph.D. degrees. Approximately
160 full-time graduate students are currently
enrolled. The main research areas actively pursued
by members of the department are: biomedical
engineering, CAD/optimization/simulation, communications,
computer engineering, image processing and multimedia,
microelectronics, microwaves, networks, photonics/optoelectronics,
power engineering and signal processing.
Engineering Physics - M.A.Sc., M.Eng., Ph.D.
The Department of Engineering Physics offers
programs of study leading to Master’s (MASc –thesis),
M.Eng (Industrial Internship) and PhD degrees.
A Department Scholarship is available to students
working in a thesis program. Engineering
Physics is about understanding and advancing
knowledge and technologies used in a wide range
of state-of-the-art systems including optical
communications, sensors for biomedical and environmental
applications, lasers and LEDs, photovoltaics
and nuclear power systems.
Materials Science and Engineering - M.A.Sc., Ph.D.
The Department of Materials
Science and Engineering offers Master's of Applied
Science (M.A.Sc. or M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy
Mechanical Engineering - M.A.Sc., M.Eng., Ph.D.
The Department currently offers
two programs of study leading to M.A.Sc. and
Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and; is
participating in a new collaborative program with
three other Ontario universities - the ADMI Master’s
Degree in Design and Manufacturing (M.Eng).
The unique ADMI
M.Eng. program provides an innovative
learning experience through a new Master
of Engineering in Design and Manufacturing
with emphasis on business and management.
This exciting program is designed to provide
practicing engineers the enhanced knowledge,
tools, technology as well as business and
management skills, necessary to keep them
at the forefront of their profession.
Master of Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation - M.E.E.I.
The core focus of the Master's
program in Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation
(MEEI) is to promote the commercial success of
engineering innovation in North America through
the development of highly skilled entrepreneurs.
MEEI provides those enrolled with the opportunity
to learn necessary skills and practice methodologies
to translate scientific ideas into commercially
viable goods and services.
Master of Engineering and Public Policy - M.E.P.P.
The Master of Engineereing and
Public Policy (MEPP) program is designed for
tomorrow's science and engineering leaders who
will have an enhanced understanding of the public
policy process and its effects on technological,
social and ecological systems.
Master of Engineering Design- M.E.D.
The goal of the program is to provide its participants
with the knowledge and skills required to be a leader in a
technically-oriented organization. The MED program significantly enhances
the leadership and management skills, as well as the technical expertise,
of its participants. Strong emphasis on solving engineering problems from
industrial practice is accomplished via industry-originated projects. Streams
include: Process and Production Systems, Product Design, and Sustainable Community
Master of Engineering in Manufacturing
The program is intended for
McMaster students in either the B.Eng. or B.Tech.
programs and begins during the final year of
that degree. Throughout the program, students
will gain industrial experience and intellectual
flexibility. At the end of this program, McMaster
students will graduate with a B.Eng. or B.Tech.
in Engineering and an M.Eng. in Manufacturing
Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation
What makes this program unique
is the combination of three key components that
provide students the knowledge to successfully
develop a technology business without having
a background in Engineering or Science. The
core of the program is the Technology Enterprise
Project, where you will learn a proven methodology
for business creation, working hands-on taking
an idea through all the stages of technology
development, transfer, and commercialization.