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BTech

The W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology offers the Bachelor of Technology program in response to the needs of today’s innovation-based industries. Earn a BTech Degree from McMaster University, as well as an Advanced Technology Diploma and Business Management Certificate from Mohawk College. 

What is the Bachelor of Technology? 

The BTech program positions you to be at the forefront of change in engineering industries. With a unique blend of theory and practice, students spend more than 750 hours in lab settings applying engineering principles to develop innovative technical solutions.

With 25 per cent of the curriculum devoted to business and management courses, graduates lead by example on a technical level, while also leading strategy and building business in corporate boardrooms. Average class sizes of 40-60 students means more interaction with your professors and a closeknit student community.

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Areas of Specializations

Automation Engineering Technology

Prepare yourself for a career in automation through this multidisciplinary program with subjects from chemical, mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering.

Automotive & Vehicle Engineering Technology

Learn the skills and theoretical knowledge you will need to design and manufacture automotive and vehicle components, systems, and cars of the future.

Biotechnology

With the combination of theoretical foundation and lab experience, you will be prepared for success in areas in genetic engineering and bioprocessing.

How Does Co-op Work?

Your professional career starts in your first year with an introductory non-credit co-op course. Throughout the year, a team of 15 staff from the Engineering Co-op and Career Services office connect with more than 1,000 employers, bringing them directly to you through over 200 workshops and events annually. We also work with you to help navigate the career exploration, job search, application, interview and offer process.

Beginning as early as the summer after your first year, you can begin completing four-month co-op positions. In Winter term of your 3rd year, you’ll have the option to complete longer, more immersive eight month position positions. 

100% of BTech students graduate with co-op. With at least 12 months  of work experience when you graduate, you’ll ready to hit the ground running in a career.

Find out more about where and how you can work.

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Let's Get Down to Business: 

We are the only school in North America with an accredited business program within an engineering technology degree!

25% of curriculum consists of business courses
PLUS, you'll graduate with a Business Management Certificate.

Bachelor of Technology programs receive business school accreditation

February 6, 2020

Bachelor of Technology programs receive business school accreditation

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) grants accreditation to three programs in the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

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Hear from Current B.Tech. Students: 

Robyn - Automotive & Vehicle Engineering Technology

Robyn - Automotive & Vehicle Engineering Technology

"B.Tech. is a unique program because it is more hands-on and we focus on learning technical skills. I chose McMaster because of this program - it is different and fits my learning style and personality. You won't find another program like it."

George - Automation Engineering Technology

George - Automation Engineering Technology

"We get a lot of hands-on experience in labs and design courses and have small classes, where we have hte opportunity to talk more with professors. In our co-op, we interact a lot with industry and try to understand what they need to make improvements in their fields."

Julianne - Biotechnology

Julianne - Biotechnology

"I see myself working in the environmental or agricultural technology sectors. I chose Biotechnology at McMaster because I thought it really demonstrated the perfect relationship between technology and the natural world."

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