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Made for MacEng Virtual Open House (AM)

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You’ve put in years of hard work: countless late-night study sessions, hours spent volunteering in your community and endless team meetings. And it’s led you here, considering a post-secondary education from one of the top 80 universities in the world. It’s a major life milestone and also the start of something truly exciting. We look forward to showcasing why you were Made for MacEng at this virtual open house!


This event is intended for current and future applicants to our Bachelor of TechnologyComputer ScienceEngineering 1 and Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences (iBioMed) programs. 

Which of these statements resonates?

  • I’m made to innovate
  • I’m made to collaborate
  • I’m made to lead
  • I’m made to discover
  • I’m made to start something new
  • I’m made to challenge the status quo
  • I’m made to go global
  • I’m made to stand out from the crowd
  • I’m made to be the change

If you aspire to accomplish any of these statements, you are Made for MacEng.

At McMaster Engineering, we offer experiences that help create global-ready, socially-aware citizens through project-based classes, flexible co-op work terms, research opportunities and dozens of clubs and teams. You are the sum of your experiences.

At this online event, you'll have a chance to learn about EMBER and Venture Academy, discover some of our students' MacEng journeys, and connect with staff about any questions!

Important Note: Presentation recordings will be available & emailed after the event.


Session Time Description
Program 1 Info Session Videos 9:30am - 11:30am
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Check out the latest program information sessions from our recent May@Mac event, where faculty and staff share details about our 4 Faculty of Engineering undergraduate programs.
MacEng Tour Video 9:30am - 11:30am
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Haven't had a chance to take an in-person tour to see our Faculty of Engineering buildings, facilities, and student spaces? We are bringing the tour to you with our new recorded MacEng Tour!
EMBER 9:30am - 10:00am (Live) Get a head start on your university career through our flexible, optional pre-University program designed to suit your needs.
Venture Academy - Cryptography Scavenger Hunt 10:00am - 10:30am (Live) MacEng is all about experiential learning, so why not join this interactive workshop with Venture Academy? Learn to use cryptography and encryption techniques to encode and decode secret messages! Participants will then use what they have learned to solve a series of puzzles to test both their problem solving and Cryptography Skills. No experience is required.
BTech Information Drop-In 10:30am - 11:00am (Live) Do you have an offer from BTech Automatioin Engineering Technology, Automotive & Vehicle Engineering Technology or Biotechnology? Looking to get some questions answered as you make your univeristy decisions? Our staff are be happy to assist you and share more information about our Bachelor of Technology 4.5 year programs.
Recruitment Office Drop-In 10:30am - 11:00am (Live) Confused about your offer conditions? Need some clarity on next steps? Stop by the Recruitment Office and we'd be happy to help answer your last minute questions!
Engineering is for Everybody Panel 10:30am - 11:00am (Live) When you come to McMaster, not only are you part of one the world's top universities, you are joining the #FireballFamily. We foster a spirit of innovation through cooperation — not competition. We believe Engineering is for Everyone!
Student Experience Panel 11:00am - 11:30am (Live) Tune in to hear from some of our current students to learn more about their university transition, their favourite experiences within their programs, their involvement in the MacEng community, and what makes them proud to be part of the Fireball Family!

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

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