Engineering 1 to Engineering 2: application process – Faculty of Engineering

Engineering 1 to Engineering 2: application process

This application process has been updated as of 2022.

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Level 2 Engineering program choices

Students must select 12 different program choices from the list below in order of preference. Students will be admitted to only one Level 2 Engineering program.

Failure to submit Level 2 Engineering choices by the deadline or incorrect submission will result in extremely limited program eligibility and will be limited to those programs that still have availability after all other students have been placed in a program.

It is critical that you rank your Level 2 Engineering choices carefully. 

If you do not meet the requirements for your first choice, we will evaluate your eligibility for admission to your second choice, third choice, and fourth choice and so on. 

Each program must be chosen independently (e.g. Chemical and Bioengineering must be listed as a separate choice from Chemical Engineering).

Interest in Management and/or Society must be declared as a separate choice (e.g. if you request Chemical Engineering and Management as your first choice and do not meet the cut off for Management, you will not be considered for Chemical Engineering. You must pick Chemical Engineering as one of your choices.

No assumptions will be made regarding your program choices. If a program is not indicated as one of your choices, you will not be considered for the program.
  • Chemical Engineering 
  • Chemical Engineering & Management 
  • Chemical Engineering & Society 
  • Chemical & Bioengineering 
  • Civil Engineering 
  • Civil Engineering & Management 
  • Civil Engineering & Society 
  • Computer Engineering 
  • Computer Engineering & Management 
  • Computer Engineering & Society 
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Electrical Engineering & Management 
  • Electrical Engineering & Society 
  • Engineering Physics 
  • Engineering Physics & Management 
  • Engineering Physics & Society 
  • Materials Engineering 
  • Materials Engineering & Management 
  • Materials Engineering & Society 

  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Mechanical Engineering & Management 
  • Mechanical Engineering & Society  

  • Mechatronics Engineering 
  • Mechatronics Engineering & Management 
  • Mechatronics Engineering & Society 

  • Software Engineering 
  • Software Engineering & Management 
  • Software Engineering & Society 

Frequently asked questions

Program allocation is determined by the cumulative grade point average of all grades earned at McMaster up until and including the winter term. All grades (including electives, upper year courses, etc.) are used in the calculation of your average. 

No. Courses take in the spring and summer will not change your program eligibility for Level 2 engineering 

No, taking a reduced course load (under 37 units) will have no negative impact on your eligibility. You still must complete all required core ENG 1 courses by the end of the spring/summer terms in order to move into Level 2 Engineering. 

If you have earned the average for your program of choice, but are completing required course(s) in the spring/summer, we will admit you into the Level 2 program for which you qualified and you will be able to register for Level 2 courses. 

Once the required course(s) is finished and spring/summer school grades are reviewed, your registration status will be finalized. 

Decisions will be available on Mosaic by June of each year. 

No. Grades earned in classes completed during the Spring/Summer terms are not part of the academic session ending in April and will therefore not be considered when assessing program eligibility. Spring/summer school is merely an opportunity to complete your course requirements. Officially, spring/summer school grades will be included in your cumulative grade point average for the fall/winter academic session. Please consult your Engineering 2 Academic Advisor regarding individual academic circumstances. 

Please connect with your Engineering 1 Academic Advisory for individual concerns.

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