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May@Mac Open House 2022

May@Mac Open House 2022

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McMaster University

  • JHE (John Hodgins Engineering Building)
  • ETB (Engineering Technology Building)
  • HATCH (Gerald Hatch Centre)
  • ITB (Information Technology Building)
  • MDCL (Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery)
Event Contact:

Jimika McGean

Our May@Mac Open House is back! Join us on Saturday, May 14 for an incredible day of information sessions, tours, interactive demos and more.


Our May@Mac Open House is back! 

Join us for an incredible day to learn more about McMaster Engineering through information sessions, tours, and interactive demos all while engaging with wonderful students/staff/faculty.


For more information about May @ Mac other than the MacEng specific events, please visit the main website here. You will find more information on campus tours, other presentations, parking and directions information, and more. 



Department Showcase Booths (10:00 AM to 3:00 PM) 

  • Location: MacEng Tent on JHE lawn
  • Connect with faculty and staff from each of our Engineering Departments. 

Engineering Tours (10:00 AM to 3:00 PM)

  • Location: MacEng Tour Tent on JHE lawn
  • Tentative Schedule: 10 AM, 10:30 AM, 11 AM, 11:30 AM, 12 PM, 12:30 PM, 1 PM, 1:30 PM, 2 PM, 2:30 PM, 3 PM
  • Explore all of the McMaster Engineering buildings, facilities and services with our Student Ambassadors. 

Clubs & Teams Booth (10:00 AM to 3:00 PM)

  • Location: Multiple tents around Gerald Hatch Centre
  • Come chat with our MacEng Clubs & Teams representatives to see how you can join in on the fun

Program Information Sessions (11:00 AM & 1:00 PM)

  • For more details, click HERE


Info Session Details

Bachelor of Technology

  • 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in ETB 235
  • Learn about the B. Tech. program and how to create technological advancements in the three direct entry programs, including automotive & vehicle engineering technology, automation engineering technology and biotechnology.

Computer Science

  • 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in ITB 137
  • Learn about applications you’ve never dreamed of and our wide range of programs in the Computing & Software Department; Software Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering, including direct-entry Computer Science.

Engineering I

  • 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in JHE 264 & JHE 376
  • Learn about the first year and beyond as we explore the 12 Engineering disciplines, including: chemical, chemical & bioengineering, civil, computer, electrical, physics, materials science, mechanical, mechatronics, software, management and society.

Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences

  • 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in MDCL 1105 & ABB 102
  • The iBioMed program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program that will give students a strong foundation in both engineering and health sciences. Students will have a common first year before choosing to specialize in either engineering or health sciences and entrepreneurship.


  • 12 p.m. in JHE 376
  • Preparing students for the future of work, today. Engineering Co-op & Career Services helps students gain meaningful work experience and develop industry-specific skills before they graduate. In the 2019/2020 academic year over 2200 students participated in more than 3500 co-op work terms across the globe.

MacEng Programs

Bachelor of Technology (BTech) 

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% 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 60-80 students means more interaction with your professors and a close knit student communit

You’ll earn: Degree + Advanced Diploma + Business Management Certificate + minimum of 12 months of co-op work experience

Direct entry program into the following streams:
Automation Engineering Technology
Automotive and Vehicle Engineering Technology

BTech students are required to take a mandatory 12 months minimum of co-op prior to graduating. 

 Learn more about BTech here!

Computer Science (CompSci)

Computer Science takes the theoretical and brings it to life in practical applications. It is a direct-entry four year program where students learn programming, software design, systems and theoretical foundations. Beginning with five practice and experience courses, the emphasis at McMaster is on lab-based exploration and discovery, including expanded coverage of practical topics such as profiling and tuning, and foundational topics such as operating systems and compilers.

Computer Science students can expect a curriculum tailored to a changing industry and world in level 1. In level two and beyond, you can expect more technical electives at your fingertips, including machine learning, AI, medical imaging, security and data analytics. Approximately 25% of your CompSci degree is open electives, which means completing a minor in another field is very possible with proper planning. Check out the possible minors here.

Optional co-op available! 

Learn more about CompSci here!

Engineering 1 (Eng1)

Starting with a common first year, we will teach you to be the engineer who sees only solutions, not problems. The one who can adapt easily to any situation, reinvent themselves throughout their career, and truly thrive in today’s dynamic technology-based economy. With a focus on experiential, collaborative and project-based learning, students take real problems in society and learn the technical and teamwork skills to solve them.

With a year of broad-based engineering study under your belt, you’ll be well positioned to select an area of specialization for your degree. 
Chemical Engineering - Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering* - Civil Engineering - Computer Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Engineering Physics - Materials Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Mechatronics Engineering - Software Engineering - Engineering & Management - Engineering & Society

Optional co-op available!

Learn more about Eng 1 here!

Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences (iBioMed)

The iBioMed program is the first program in Canada to offer a truly interdisciplinary 5-year biomedical program that integrates Engineering with Health Sciences. It is the only Health Sciences program in health, engineering and entrepreneurship. There are applied learning opportunities with a strong emphasis on inquiry and problem based learning (PBL).

After first year, students choose their specialization:
Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering (BEngBME) with an emphasis on biomedical engineering within a parent discipline:
- Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Engineering Physics, Materials, Mechanical, Mechatronics or Software)
Bachelor of Health Sciences BHSc (Honours) with an emphasis on Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship

Optional co-op available!

Learn more about iBioMed here!


Degree + Experience

At McMaster, you define your experience. We'll help you get there. 

Degree + Co-op

Every student has access to the co-op program. The best part? You decide when you would like to complete co-op and we’ll help you get there. The Engineering Co-op Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to gain valuable engineering work experiences before they graduate.The program combines academic study with work terms of durations from 4 to 16-months in length.

Your professional career starts in your first year with an introductory co-op course. Throughout the year, the Engineering Co-op and Career Services team connects with more than 1,000 employers, bringing them directly to you through over 300 workshops and events annually. We also work with you to help navigate the career exploration, job search, application, interview and offer process.

Learn about co-op

Degree + Clubs

Our students take extracurricular activity to the next level. With more than 60 Faculty of Engineering affiliated clubs and teams, exceeding 1,500 members, there's truly something for everyone. McMaster Engineering even offers course credit for students participating in both technical and non-technical clubs and teams - learn more here.

The Hatch Centre Workshops is a space for Engineering Undergraduate students to participate in experiential learning through extra-curricular activities such as personal projects, Capstones, or with their McMaster Engineering Society (MES) affiliated teams which will assist in further developing their technical and professional skills.

Learn about MacEng Clubs & Teams

Degree + Research

McMaster Engineering has a well-established reputation as one of Canada's most research-intensive faculties in a range of disciplines from advanced manufacturing, materials, automotive, and nuclear research. We continue to push the boundaries of discovery in emerging areas, such as bio-innovation, micro-nano technology, smart systems, energy, and environmental sustainability.

Undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering have the opportunity to work with professors and graduate students on a research project. Students can get involved in research as early as after their first year of studies. 

Degree + Innovation

Big Ideas are born at McMaster Engineering. There’s a reason why so many of our students are also musicians, dancers, writers, poets and artists; engineering is a profession that is made for creative problem-solvers who use both sides of their brain to develop innovative solutions. At McMaster, students learn to identify and frame problems, design and prototype solutions and pitch their big ideas to clients and investors. Get a head-start on your start-up at The Forge incubator, based at McMaster.

Learn about The Forge

Degree + Social Impact

Whether it is through research, on exchange, as part of our Grand Challenges Scholars programMacChangers, or by participating in a club such as Engineerings without Borders, the opportunities to make a difference are within reach. 

Learn about the Grand Challenge Scholars Program