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Strategic Priorities

Our guiding principle is simple. There is no substitute for excellence. 

Welcome to McMaster Engineering. 

Over the past four years, McMaster Engineering has created opportunities to enhance our local, national and global impacts, which emerged through our Innovation from Excellence strategy.

This strategy enhances our diversity and experiential learning for our students. It improves student retention, professional development, our community and engagement with our city and region. As well, it advances the impact of our research and innovation.

We are proud of the gains we’ve made in several key areas, including hiring more female faculty, launching an innovative joint engineering and health sciences program, offering students more opportunities to create start-ups, decreasing student attrition, bolstering our partnerships with industry and alumni and improving our international reputation.

We continue to hire top faculty members in important research clusters, such as bioinnovation, smart systems and nanotechnologies to meet the big challenges facing our world.  Collaboration and interdisciplinary research across campus is a focal point, with new partnerships launched in the areas of smart systems and biomedical research.

We encourage our graduates, faculty members, and staff, as best as they can, to focus on openness, to be unafraid of being pioneers and become among the first to ward off the bad associated with disruptive change.

Our students are educated to recognize that engineers alone will not be able to change the world. We teach our students that diversity of thought and disciplines matters.

Sincerely,

Ishwar K. Puri, Dean of Engineering and Professor

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Our Mission

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University is committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and service, and to fostering the quality of academic life.

Our Vision

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University will be known internationally as a leader in research and education supporting the development of engineering practices for a sustainable world.

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Strategic Priorities: Innovation from Excellence

ATTRACTING TOP STUDENTS | Recruiting exemplary citizen scholars.

ATTRACTING TOP STUDENTS | Recruiting exemplary citizen scholars.

Evidence-based strategies, targeted activities for students with offers and several pipeline programs for youth have contributed to the Faculty’s ability to attract high-performing students.    

 View our Programs

IMPROVING GENDER DIVERSITY | Enhancing equality

IMPROVING GENDER DIVERSITY | Enhancing equality

Diversity drives innovation and enables the Faculty’s global leadership in discovery, education and engagement.

Women in Engineering

ENHANCING STUDENT RETENTION | Supporting student success

ENHANCING STUDENT RETENTION | Supporting student success

Our Faculty has continued to improve student retention by strengthening our admissions process and offering current students the support they need to succeed.

Meet Our Advisors

COMMUNITY | Improving climate

COMMUNITY | Improving climate

Our community goes beyond campus borders, extending to our alumni and key industry and academic partners worldwide.

Our Partners

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION | Finding innovative solutions

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION | Finding innovative solutions

Opportunities for collaboration, discovery and entrepreneurship are embedded into the student experience and our research culture. Our world-class facilities advance research in key areas like bioinnovation, smart systems and nanotechnology.

Explore Our Research Clusters

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT | Educating the whole engineer

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT | Educating the whole engineer

We partner with alumni, industry and community representatives to offer mentorship, workshops and co-op experiences to undergraduate and graduate students.

Co-op and Career Services