The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster has distinguished itself internationally
for innovative educational programming and research. Established in
1958, its numerous institutes, centres and laboratories are collaborating
on hundreds of research projects with the public and private sectors. McMaster
is consistently ranked as one of the top-three doctoral research
universities in Canada.
- 13 Canada Research Chairs
- 11 Endowed and Industrial Chairs
- 14 Fellows of the Royal Canadian Society
- 11 Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
- 2 Members of the Order of Canada
- Numerous distinctions and recognitions within most disciplines of engineering
You will be working with faculty drawn from across Canada and around the
world. They are passionate about their research and driven to succeed. You
will work in a collegial environment that allows you to gain knowledge and
develop skills. You will also have access to expertise and organizations
working at the leading-edge of science, engineering and technology.
McMaster attracts top students from across Canada and around the world. You
will be working with peers who share the same goal of developing
knowledge, solving problems, and sharing their findings with the world.
- Automotive and manufacturing
- Biomedical engineering
- Communications, information technology and multimedia
- Computational engineering & science
- Energy (nuclear, solar, wind, supercapacitors, fuel cells)
- Engineering design
- Engineering entrepreneurship
- Engineering and public policy
- Sustainable infrastructure
Cutting-edge research is underway in both emerging and traditional disciplines
of engineering. Pursuit of licensing agreements and the establishment
of start-up companies are escalating like never before, supported by the
University’s Office of Research and Industrial Liaison Office, the
C4 technology transfer community, the Xerox Centre for Engineering Entrepreneurship
and Innovation, and numerous commercialization organizations and associations. Thousands
of research articles have been published and presented to leading
academic and industry conferences by faculty and graduate students.
- 17 research centres
- Home to 4 national research networks
- Numerous labs
The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster is constantly investing in new equipment
and facilities through government funding, private endowments and partnership
The fall of 2009 will mark the opening of the Faculty’s sixth building
on campus, the Engineering Technology Building, which will house
the McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering, the Walter G. Booth
School of Engineering Practice’s centres of entrepreneurship, public
policy and engineering design, as well as other research and education
McMaster offers graduate studies in traditional disciplines of engineering
through its seven departments but also offers innovative programs such as
the Master’s for Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Master’s
of Engineering and Public Policy and Engineering Design. Graduate
schools have also been established for biomedical engineering and computational
engineering and science.
Alumni of McMaster’s graduate programs are working in private and
government research labs, managing groundbreaking projects in industry,
and hold academic posts at leading universities. The Faculty has research
collaborations and interactions with hundreds of companies, organizations
and government agencies.
McMaster is internationally known for its research intensity and for fostering
a culture of innovation through its commitment to discovery and learning
in teaching, research and scholarship.
Based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, McMaster is one of only four
Canadian universities to be listed on the Top 100 universities
in the world. It
has a student population of more than 23,000, and an alumni population
of more than 125,000 in 125 countries.
McMaster fosters a collegial working environment that encourages interdisciplinary
collaboration within and between Faculties.
The campus is nestled between Lake Ontario, the environmentally protected
Niagara Escarpment and the Royal Botanical Gardens. Residents are
minutes away from waterfalls, nature trails, conservation lands, and parks,
as well as the fresh produce of the local farming community. The Niagara
wine region and Niagara Falls are only a short drive away.
McMaster is conveniently located within a vibrant research hub. It
is only a short commuting distance to a network of universities, research
facilities, associations and industry partners. It is 72 km (45 miles)
SW of Toronto, 57 km (36 miles) SE of Waterloo and Guelph, and 116 km (72
miles) to London, Ontario.
Hamilton has the amenities of any large city but is a much more affordable
place to live. Learn more