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Clubs, Groups & Teams

There are over 60 engineering clubs, teams, committees, conferences, and competitions you can join to enhance your technical and non-technical skills. Getting involved in extracurricular activities is a valuable way to enrich your student life, explore new activities, and contribute to your social development and academic success. For the most up to date list of clubs and teams, visit the McMaster Engineering Society website.

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Technical Clubs & Teams

Including vehicle teams, space teams, technology clubs, structural teams and other technical teams!

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Vehicle Teams

McMaster EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

McMaster EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

This challenge pits 16 North American university teams, against one another to redesign a more environmentally friendly Chevrolet Camaro. McMaster is one of only two Canadian teams in the competition.

MAC Formula Electric Team

MAC Formula Electric Team

MAC Formula Electric is a student run team at McMaster that designs, manufactures and races a fully electric formula style race car for competition all around the world.

McMaster Concrete Toboggan

McMaster Concrete Toboggan

The McMaster Concrete Toboggan Team builds a toboggan where every surface touching the snow needs to be made from conrete. They compete every year against Canadian and American universities across the country.

McMaster Solar Car Project

McMaster Solar Car Project

The McMaster Solar Car team is a team of undergraduate students that designs and builds a solar powered car for competitions around the world. 

Space Teams

McMaster Rocketry Team

McMaster Rocketry Team

 

McMaster Rocketry Team's focus is to provide a venue for McMaster Engineering students to design, build, test and launch rockets while following engineering design and safety principles.

McMaster Mars Rover Team

McMaster Mars Rover Team

 

The McMaster Mars Rover provides students with the opportunity to become the next generation of leaders, scientists, and innovators in the aerospace industry by designing and building a Mars Rover.

McMaster Neudose / McMaster Interdisciplinary Satellite Team (MIST)

McMaster Neudose / McMaster Interdisciplinary Satellite Team (MIST)

The McMaster Interdisciplinary Satellite Team is a group of McMaster University students that is currently designing, fabricating, and planning to launch a small satellite (CubeSat) into low earth orbit to study the effects of ionizing radiation on the human body.

McMaster Experimental Reduced Gravity Team (MERGE)

McMaster Experimental Reduced Gravity Team (MERGE)

 
MERGE is a club dedicated to helping students compete in SEDS Canada’s CAN-RGX competition, where post-secondary students design, propose, and test a small scientific experiment aboard a reduced gravity aircraft.

Technology Clubs

McMaster Sumobot

McMaster Sumobot

 

Sumobot Club is a robotics organization that challenges students to design their own autnomous fighting robots, which are pitted against each other in tournament-style, one-on-one wrestling matches.

MAC RoboMaster

MAC RoboMaster

 

A student run team at McMaster University designing and manufacturing a group of half and fully autonomous robots to compete in the annually DJI RoboMaster Robotics Competition in China.

McMaster Autoplow

McMaster Autoplow

 

McMaster Autoplow is a new student-run team, working on designing and building an autonomous snowplow robot. They are currently working on modifying an existing rover to convert it from remote-controlled to autonomous and are hoping to develop a robot that can be entered in various autonomous vehicle competitions in the future.

McMaster Competitive Programming

McMaster Competitive Programming

  

The McMaster Competitive Programming Team is a team of undergraduate students that attends various programming competitions.

Structural Teams

McMaster Heavy Construction Student Chapter

McMaster Heavy Construction Student Chapter

McMaster Heavy Construction Student Chapter’s mandate is to promote the heavy construction industry at McMaster and to act as a central liaison between civil engineering students and professionals in the heavy construction industry.

McMaster Troitsky Bridge Building Competition

McMaster Troitsky Bridge Building Competition

 

The Annual Troitsky Bridge Building Competition is held at Concordia University in Montreal, QC, and attracts students all across Canada. Student teams build bridges out of popsicle sticks, white glue, and dental floss, which are then load-tested and scored on capacity, esthetic value, and originality.

McMaster Seismic Design Team

McMaster Seismic Design Team

 

McMaster's Seismic Team is a group of students that solves real world seismologic challenges through research and testing. They compete at various seismic design competitions across the continent.

McMaster Steel Bridge Team

McMaster Steel Bridge Team

 

The competition requires teams to design, fabricate and construct a steel bridge that solves a problem presented in a given realistic scenario. Students provide an oral presentation and create a poster to effectively summarize the design and construction process to a panel of judges.

Additional Technical Clubs

McMaster Design League

McMaster Design League

 

 

The McMaster Design League’s primary goal is to generate interest towards the design aspect of engineering through challenges, competitions and workshops. The club runs CAD tutorial sessions throughout the year as an introduction for students, building up to the yearly Designathon competition.

McMaster Medical Engineering Design Team (MED-T)

McMaster Medical Engineering Design Team (MED-T)

 

MED-T’s goal is to create a multi-disciplinary student-lead community at McMaster that focuses on technical design project work, and education aimed at applications in medicine. Our hope is that students who engage in our community will gain useful hands-on experience in developing medical technology and will be motivated to continue learning about the field of biomedical engineering.

McMaster Makers

McMaster Makers

 

 

McMaster Makers is a club looking at hands-on implementation of technology, creating a platform where people can meet, learn new skills, and develop projects. Their dedicated group of project developers create projects and turn them into an educational curriculum to teach others.

North American Young Generation of Nuclear (NAYGN) McMaster Chapter

North American Young Generation of Nuclear (NAYGN) McMaster Chapter

The NAYGN provides opportunities for a young generation of nuclear enthusiasts to develop leadership and professional skills, engage and inform the public, and inspire today’s nuclear technology professionals to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Non-Technical Clubs & Teams

McMaster Engineering Musical

McMaster Engineering Musical

The McMaster Engineering Musical brings together a group of nearly 100 Faculty of Engineering students every year to turn a popular musical or story into a story about Mac Eng. These hardworking students write an original script, build their own props, arrange their own music and finally take to the stage.

Engineers Without Border McMaster Chapter

Engineers Without Border McMaster Chapter

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is an international organization that aims to promote social justice, address inequalities, and eradicate poverty in Canada and around the world.

McMaster Engineering Hockey Club

McMaster Engineering Hockey Club

The McMaster Engineering Hockey Club makes playing hockey accessible for every McMaster Engineering student. The club organizes teams of all levels to compete in McMaster intramurals, so students have an accessible and fun exercise option.

McMaster Engineering Welcome Week Rep Team

McMaster Engineering Welcome Week Rep Team

The McMaster Engineering Welcome Week Rep Team is the group responsible for welcoming the incoming class of Engineering, B.Tech, iBioMed, and Computer Science students each Fall. Colloquially known as the Redsuits due to their bright red coveralls, these upper-year students have the responsibility of demonstrating the inclusive and supportive community that Mac Eng has to offer. 

Equity and Diversity

McMaster EngiQueers

McMaster EngiQueers

The goal of McMaster EngiQueers is to increase the visibility, comfort and engagement of LGBTQ+ students and their allies within the Faculty of Engineering. These students host events for fun, for pride, and for professional connections and encourage delegate attendance for 2 annual conferences; the Out on Bay Street Annual Conference, and the CFES Diversity in Engineering Conference.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) McMaster

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) McMaster

The National Society of Black Engineers is a student run non-profit organization with the mission statement “to increase the number of culturally responsible Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community”. NSBE McMaster promotes and encourages the involvement of minorities in STEM fields through multiple events and opportunities for students to build up their skills and gain the necessary experience to become a leader in their community.

McMaster Women in Engineering Society

McMaster Women in Engineering Society

The McMaster Women in Engineering Society is a group of undergraduate students focused on creating a community where female-identified students feel empowered and supported throughout their education, as well as providing them with opportunities to network with other students and grow as individuals.

Competitions & Conferences

Engineering Competitions

McMaster Engineering Competition (MEC)

McMaster Engineering Competition (MEC)

The MEC is an Engineering Competition run by students that takes place across an entire weekend. Teams are formed and compete in their respective categories to complete and solve an engineering challenge assigned to them. Entries are judged, and the winners move on to attend the Ontario Engineering Competition later in the year.

McMaster Designathon

McMaster Designathon

Hosted by the McMaster Design League, Designathon is a weekend-long competition where students tackle a selection of design problems using computer-aided design (CAD) and 3D printing tools.

DeltaHacks Hackathon

DeltaHacks Hackathon

DeltaHacks is McMaster’s annual student hackathon for change. Students in all fields of study are encouraged to come together to build real world applications that create positive change.

Engineering and Commerce Case Competition

Engineering and Commerce Case Competition

The McMaster Consulting Team is a team of 4 sent to the Engineering Commerce Case Competition. The competition is an annual consulting case competition hosted by Concordia University, entailing three cases created by 3 different major companies (such as L3 Harris and Bombardier) and are judged by company employees and other industry professionals.

The Forge Student Startup Competition

The Forge Student Startup Competition

The Forge is Hamilton’s Startup Incubator, and their McMaster team runs competitions for students to enter their own business or ideas. Winners may get a spot at The Forge to work on and grow their business.

Engineering Conferences

Hosted by the McMaster Engineering Society, FYEC is an opportunity for first year students in the Faculty of Engineering to learn about all the amazing resources and opportunities available to them in one convenient location. Events will include everything from presentations by, Engineering Co-op and Career Services, clubs and teams, the Canadian Federation of Engineering students to mental wellness and how to thrive during your time at McMaster.

The Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference takes place annually in different locations across the country. It aims to address the big challenges that the world is facing in human health, sustainable energy, natural resources, globalization and the environment. For more information, please visit the Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference.

Organized with the support of PEO, PEO-SC is a professional development conference that introduces delegates to the work of PEO and the benefits of obtaining a P.Eng license. Delegates are exposed to the licensing process and the PEO Student Membership Program and have an opportunity to listen to speakers discuss the future of the engineering profession in Ontario. For more information, please visit the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Student Conference.

CDE provides students the tools required to reach their full potential within the engineering industry while also tackling everyday issues. The topic of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) although gaining traction, continues to require dialogue. These students will be given the opportunity to take part in the conservation, to further collaborate and innovate solutions in existing EDI problems. For more information, please visit the Conference on Diversity in Engineering.

The Canadian Engineering Leadership Conference is an annual, bilingual, student-run conference that has two primary objectives. The first is that CFES Congress is the annual general meeting of the CFES and the second is that it provides a platform from which students can collaborate with and learn from our industry partners, sponsors and fellow students. For more information, please visit the Canadian Engineering Leadership Conference.

FYIC is a leadership development conference for first-year students looking to get more involved in their respective engineering societies. Delegates are introduced to what CFES, PEO and OSPE are and how they work with ESSCO. For more information, please visit the Engineering Student Societies’ Council of Ontario (ESSCO) Annual General Meeting.

CSE is a three-day, national conference that will gather top engineering students from across Canada to learn about sustainability and discuss its applicability to their engineering career and everyday life. For more information, please visit Conference on Sustainability in Engineering.

ESSCO AGM introduces the new council of VP Externals to ESSCO, PEO, OSPE and the CFES as well as their new role on council. The focus of this conference is leadership development and the sharing of best practices. This is achieved by having external speakers and previous ESSCO alumni run sessions and speak to delegates. For more information, please visit the Engineering Student Societies’ Council of Ontario (ESSCO) Annual General Meeting.

Held annually during March as part of National Engineering Month, Engineers Without Borders McMaster Chapter hosts the Global Engineering Conference. It focuses on engineering disciplines and societal issues which are being tackled in the field. Through panel discussions, case competitions, and interactive workshops, we create awareness and start a discussion revolving around the topic.

Other Clubs & Teams

Mac DECA U

Mac DECA U

Dream, Inspire, Achieve. Mac DECA U's goal it to foster a platform of opportunity for the business leaders of tomorrow by immersing them into an engaging competitive network of ambitious and passionate students that inspires each other's success through conference and competition.

McMaster Consulting Association

McMaster Consulting Association

The McMaster Consulting Association promotes Consulting as a career path to students of all faculties at the university. Their goals includeraising awareness of the profession, as well as preparing members through various events and initiatives, to succeed and excel in the industry.

McMaster Model United Nations

McMaster Model United Nations

McMaster Model United Nations houses a big community of students that plan or engage with: Internal MUN "in-houses"/mock debates and workshops, speakers and other special events that are in tune with values and topics related to MUN, the annual MACMUN Conference, as well as sending teams or "delegations" of McMaster students to external conferences hosted by other universities or organizations in order to represent our university and club.

McMaster Undergraduate Academic Astronomy Club (MUAAC)

McMaster Undergraduate Academic Astronomy Club (MUAAC)

MUAAC aims to unite undergraduate students with a common passion for astronomy, regardless of field of study with astronomy-based resources on campus and highlight astronomical research at McMaster and abroad.

McMaster Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research Student Chapter (CCGHR)

McMaster Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research Student Chapter (CCGHR)

CCGHR McMaster is a student led initiative designed to foster research and networking in global health among university students across all disciplines and all levels of study. CCGHR hosts events such as workshops, career nights, and the Annual Global Health Forum, which is a collaboration between multiple universities.

International Genetically Engineering Machine McMaster (iGEM)

International Genetically Engineering Machine McMaster (iGEM)

The iGEM McMaster team works to solve problems in the synthetic biology field and bring their project to the annual iGEM competition to compete against other schools from around the world.

Rare Genomics Institute McMaster (MacRGI)

Rare Genomics Institute McMaster (MacRGI)

RGI McMaster is a branch of RGI, a non-profit organization that provides patients with rare genetic disorders access to research technologies and researchers across the globe. The RGI McMaster team works with researchers, professors, and patients to achieve this through several focus areas, including scientific advocacy, community engagment, scientific publications, and outreach.

Global Society for Genetics and Genome Biology at McMaster

Global Society for Genetics and Genome Biology at McMaster

The club is a chapter of the Global Society for Genetics and Genome Biology, which aims at offering exciting opportunities to learn about the field of Genetics through our regular events. Career Nights, Study Sessions, Fundraisers, and Publication Workshops are hosted by the club, where students get to network with the invited guest speakers and the executive team.

McMaster Public Health Association (MPHA)

McMaster Public Health Association (MPHA)

The mandate of the McMaster Public Health Association (MPHA) is to raise awareness about the field of public health, as well as to provide new opportunities to undergraduate students, allowing them to be represented at the local, national, and international level.

Mac Ethics

Mac Ethics

Mac Ethics aims to bring events to the McMaster community that stimulate discussion of different perspectives on wide-ranging ethical topics and to promote awareness of existing ethical issues.

In the News

McMaster Seismic Design Team competing among world's top 10 at annual design competition

February 28, 2020 /  Department News

McMaster Seismic Design Team competing among world's top 10 at annual design competition

The team will compete in the top 10 at this year's International Seismic Design Competition in San Diego, California.

Hundreds of students to participate in annual engineering competition

November 1, 2019 /  Department News

Hundreds of students to participate in annual engineering competition

Students to compete in a series of engineering challenges this weekend.

MERGE takes first place at CAN-RGX competition

August 14, 2019 /  Department News

MERGE takes first place at CAN-RGX competition

McMaster Experimental Reduced Gravity Team (MERGE) won first place for their slat screen system designed to minimize the effects of sloshing during satellite fueling.

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