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Engineering and Management Program

The Engineering & Management Program is a prestigious 5-year program designed to provide engineering students with a deeper understanding of business, project management, and leadership skills needed to thrive in a corporate or entrepreneurial environment.

About the Program

McMaster's unique Engineering & Management program was created in 1971 to prepare engineering students for the corporate world where they are likely to pursue their careers.  The program is a prestigious addition to McMaster's engineering program, and has been successful in raising leaders at national and international levels.

Engineering & Management students complete the full course load of an undergraduate engineering degree spread out over five years, with the core courses of a business degree taken in tandem with their engineering courses throughout the extended degree.  Engineering & Management students also partake in the exclusive Engineering & Management courses, which allow students to apply their business aptitude and skills in an environment related to their engineering degree. 

Engineering & Management students are well rounded, business oriented individuals with an interest in leadership. Students provide the drive and passion needed for success; Engineering & Management provides them with the skills they need to get there.

Why Engineering and Management

Top Reasons to Pick Engineering & Management

  • Develop your leadership skills and experience

  • Expand your knowledge base beyond engineering

  • Prepare for roles in project management and corporate leadership

  • Eligibility for an accelerated MBA program

  • Starting salary premium after graduation

  • More rapid progression to senior management positions

  • High rates of employment after graduation

What Does Engineering & Management Add to My Degree?

To learn more about the courses offered to Engineering & Management students, including the Engineering & Management core courses, as well as all of the mandatory commerce courses included in the program, visit the curriculum page

What Does Engineering & Management Add to My Degree?

Admissions

Acceptance Requirements

Students apply to the 5-year Engineering & Management program in the spring at the end of the Engineering 1 program in their first year.  While students are only required to have a 4.0 Grade Point Average (60%) upon completing first year to qualify, the program often has a highly competitive entrance average, as only 136 students are admitted to the program each year.  

All students who complete Engineering 1 are entitled to apply for the Engineering & Management program through their account on Mosaic.  iBiomed, Computer Science, and Bachelor of Technology students are not qualified to apply for the program.  To be considered,  Engineering 1 students must have also completed Economics 1B03 - Microeconomics as a complementary studies elective with a minimum grade of 5.0 (63%).  An interview may also be required to assess a student’s qualifications for the program.

Curriculum

Completion of the Engineering & Management program requires the completion of all courses required for an undergraduate engineering degree (96 - 107 units depending on the stream), as well as all 14 core courses for a business degree (42 units), plus an additional three courses (eight units) in Engineering and Management specific courses.

Included in the 14 core business degree courses are two courses (six units) of electives from level III or IV commerce.  These courses can be selected from the list available from the Degroote School of Business course outline page here.  Students should confirm with their academic advisor to ensure they complete all prerequisites and avoid all antirequisites before enrolling in an elective of their choosing.

To view a full list of the engineering courses required for each degree, please visit the Academic Calendar and navigate to your program of choice.

Engineering and Management Course Breakdown

Year 2

COMMERCE 1AA3, 1BA3, 2MA3

ECON 1BB3, 2X03

ENGN MGT 2AA2

Year 3

COMMERCE 2FA3

Year 4

COMMERCE 2AB3, 2BC3, 3FA3, 3MC3

ENGN MGT 4A03

Year 5

COMMERCE 4PA3, 4QA3

6 Units of Commerce III/IV Electives

ENGN MGT 5B03

Year 2

COMMERCE 1AA3

ECON 1BB3, 2X03

CHEM 2G03 (Replaces ENGNMGT 2AA2)

Year 3

 COMMERCE 1BA3, 2AB3, 2FA3, 2MA3

Year 4

COMMERCE  3FA3, 3MC3, 4QA3

ENGN MGT 4A03

Year 5

COMMERCE 2BC3, 4PA3

6 Units of Commerce III/IV Electives

ENGN MGT 5B03

Year 2

COMMERCE 1AA3,  2MA3

ECON 2X03

ENGN MGT 2AA2

Year 3

COMMERCE 2AB3, 1BA3, 2FA3

ECON 1BB3

Year 4

COMMERCE 2BC3, 3FA3, 3MC3, 4QA3

ENGN MGT 4A03

Year 5

COMMERCE 4PA3

6 Units of Commerce III/IV Electives

ENGN MGT 5B03

Year 2

COMMERCE 1AA3

ECON 1BB3, 2X03

ENGN MGT 2AA2

Year 3

COMMERCE 1BA3, 2AB3, 2FA3, 2MA3

Year 4

COMMERCE 2BC3, 3FA3, 3MC3

ENGN MGT 4A03

Year 5

COMMERCE 4PA3, 4QA3

6 Units of Commerce III/IV Electives

ENGN MGT 5B03

Year 2

COMMERCE 1AA3, 2MA3

ENGN MGT 2AA2

Year 3

COMMERCE 1BA3, 2AB3, 2FA3

ECON 1BB3, 2X03

Year 4

COMMERCE 2BC3, 3FA3, 3MC3, 4QA3

ENGN MGT 4A03

Year 5

COMMERCE 4PA3

6 Units of Commerce III/IV Electives

ENGN MGT 5B03

Year 2

COMMERCE 1AA3

ECON 1BB3, 2X03

ENGN MGT 2AA2

Year 3

COMMERCE 1BA3, 2AB3, 2FA3, 2MA3

Year 4

COMMERCE 2BC3, 3FA3, 3MC3

3 Units of Commerce III/IV Electives

ENGN MGT 4A03

Year 5

COMMERCE 4PA3, 4QA3

3 Units of Commerce III/IV Electives

ENGN MGT 5B03

Year 2

COMMERCE 2MA3

ECON 1BB3, 2X03

ENGN MGT 2AA2

Year 3

COMMERCE 1AA3, 1BA3, 2FA3

Year 4

COMMERCE 2AB3, 2BC3, 3FA3, 3MC3

ENGN MGT 4A03

Year 5

COMMERCE 4PA3, 4QA3

6 Units of Commerce III/IV Electives

ENGN MGT 5B03

Year 2

COMMERCE 2MA3

ENGN MGT 2AA2

Year 3

COMMERCE 1AA3, 1BA3, 2FA3

ECON 1BB3, 2X03

Year 4

COMMERCE 2AB3, 2BC3, 3FA3, 3MC3

ENGN MGT 4A03

Year 5

COMMERCE 4PA3, 4QA3

6 Units of Commerce III/IV Electives

ENGN MGT 5B03

Year 2

COMMERCE 2MA3

ENGN MGT 2AA2

Year 3

COMMERCE 1AA3, 1BA3, 2FA3

ECON 1BB3

Year 4

COMMERCE 2AB3, 2BC3, 3FA3, 3MC3

ECON 2X03

3 Units of Commerce III/IV Electives

ENGN MGT 4A03

Year 5

COMMERCE 4PA3, 4QA3

3 Units of Commerce III/IV Electives

ENGN MGT 5B03

Engineering & Management Core Courses

Engineering & Management core courses are specifically designed to encourage the implementation of business practices in solving engineering problems.  These courses are available exclusively to Engineering & Management students, and unify the program throughout the course of the 5 year degree.

 ENGNMGT 2AA2 - Communication Skills

Instructors: Adam Vespi, Salmon Bawa

Prepares students for future Engineering & Management courses through the development of core communication competitancies beyond high school level.  Skills are developed in writing formal reports; speaking, listening and presenting; and communication technology.

  • Application of communication principles, including the art of thoughtful communication and applying leadership in communication
  • Producing convincing, professional quality reports and presentations
  • Using electronic productivity tools to work effectively and efficiently
  • Understanding the Engineering & Management approach and developing peer relationships within the program
  • Understanding key success factors in employment opportunities, including resume and cover letter development, and networking

ENGNMGT 4A03 - Innovation Driven Project Development and Management

Instructor: Glen Crossley

Students develop a deep understanding of innovation and how to manage it.  Team-based creativity skills are developed with a focus on delivering innovation.  Participants develop teamwork skills while using project management tools to develop a project.

  • Awareness and development of Engineering Leadership Creativity
  • Understanding of how to assemble successful work teams and experience and demonstrate good team management skills
  • Develop successful brainstorming skills
  • Develop a proposal using the consulting model and basic project management planning tools
  • Become aware of basic project execution and control methodology

 

 

ENGNMGT 5B03 - Engineering and Management Projects

Instructors: Brooke Gordon, Dave Reid, and Tarek Sadek

Capstone Course: Students work in multidisciplinary teams to solve an integrated engineering and business problem in an organization.  Team, project and client management skills are developed.

  • Learn to assemble a multidisciplinary team, and market the team to external clients
  • Develop and secure a challenging engineering and management problem
  • Work productively in teams to work as consultants to deliver a project outcome that adds real value to the client
  • Work on an open-ended project which may be in an unfamiliar field
  • Cope effectively with changing circumstances, issues and difficulties that may arise before, during and after the project

Core Business Courses

  • ECON 1BB3 - INTRODUCTORY MACROECONOMICS
  • ECON 2X03 - APPLIED BUSINESS ECONOMICS
  • COMMERCE 1AA3 - INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
  • COMMERCE 1BA3 - ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
  • COMMERCE 2AB3 - MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING I
  • COMMERCE 2BC3 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND LABOUR RELATIONS
  • COMMERCE 2FA3 - INTRODUCTION TO FINANCE
  • COMMERCE 2MA3 - INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING
  • COMMERCE 3FA3 - MANAGERIAL FINANCE
  • COMMERCE 3MC3 - APPLIED MARKETING MANAGEMENT
  • COMMERCE 4PA3 - BUSINESS POLICY: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
  • COMMERCE 4QA3 - OPERATIONS MODELLING AND ANALYSIS

 

More information for all economics courses can be found through the Department of Economics' website here.

More information for all commerce courses can be found through the Degroote School of Business' website here.

Faculty and Staff

Instructors

Adam Vespi

Adam Vespi

Instructor

ENGNMGT 2AA2

 

Salmon Bawa

Salmon Bawa

Instructor

ENGNMGT 2AA2

Glen Crossley

Glen Crossley

Instructor

ENGNMGT 4A03

Tarek Sadek

Tarek Sadek

Instructor

ENGNMGT 5B03

Brooke Gordon

Brooke Gordon

Instructor

ENGNMGT 5B03