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Engineering & Management Program

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

About the Program

Welcome to Engineering & Management

Visit us in JHE-316 - located on the third floor of the John Hodgins Engineering Building 

Starting September 7, 2021, our office will be open: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

History of 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.

What is Engineering & Management?

The Engineering & Management Program is a five-year program that pairs a full undergraduate engineering degree with a core business education. Students combine their technical engineering knowledge with a deeper understanding of business, project management, and leadership skills. Students complete the requirements of an engineering degree and an additional 15 courses that make up the core of a business 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.

Top Reasons to Pick Engineering & Management

Higher Rates of Employment

Higher Rates of Employment

Eligible for Accelerated MBA

Eligible for Accelerated MBA

Quicker Progression to Senior Management

Quicker Progression to Senior Management

Premium Starting Salary

Premium Starting Salary

Develop your Leadership Skills

Develop your Leadership Skills

Prepare for Roles in Project Management

Prepare for Roles in Project Management

Enhance your Communication Skills

Enhance your Communication Skills

A Path to Entrepreneurship

A Path to Entrepreneurship

The Latest News featuring our Engineering & Management Students and Alumni

McMaster Engineering startup tuning up for Dragon's Den

June 18, 2020 /  Department News

McMaster Engineering startup tuning up for Dragon's Den

This summer, a team of engineering physics students dare to enter the Den with their guitar tuning startup, 2unify.

McMaster Engineering alumni inducted into Canadian Academy of Engineering

June 15, 2020 /  Department News

McMaster Engineering alumni inducted into Canadian Academy of Engineering

Six McMaster Engineering-affiliated professionals have been elected to join a prestigious academy that offers key advice on matters of critical importance to Canada.

The Forge Student Startup Competition awards 9 McMaster Engineering startups

April 1, 2020 /  Department News

The Forge Student Startup Competition awards 9 McMaster Engineering startups

On March 30, winners of the annual Forge Student Startup Competition were announced. Of the 12 finalists, 9 McMaster Engineering startups received prizes, 4 took home top prizes.

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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 150 students are admitted into the program each year.  

All students who complete Engineering 1 are entitled to apply for the Engineering & Management program through their account on Mosaic. Computer Science,  iBioMed, and Bachelor of Technology students are not qualified to apply for the program. To be considered, Engineering 1 students must complete 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

The Engineering & Management program includes all of the courses required for an undergraduate engineering degree, as well as twelve commerce courses and one economics course. It also includes three unique courses specifically designed for the Engineering & Management program.

An additional economics course, Economics 1B03 (Microeconomics), must have been completed as a complementary elective in the first year of study with a minimum grade of 5.0 (63%) prior to admission to Engineering & Management.

A list of Commerce electives is available on the DeGroote School of Business course page. 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. 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.

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

More information for all commerce courses can be found through the DeGroote School of Business

 

Engineering & Management Course Breakdown

Level 2

COMMERCE 1AA3 - Introductory Financial Accounting

ECON 1BB3 - Introductory Macroeconomics

ENGNMGT 2AA3 - Communication Skills

Level 3

COMMERCE 1BA3 - Organizational Behaviour

COMMERCE 2AB3 - Managerial Accounting I

COMMERCE 2FA3 - Introduction to Finance

COMMERCE 1MA3 - Introduction to Marketing (previously 2MA3)

Level 4

COMMERCE 3FA3 - Managerial Finance

COMMERCE 3MC3 - Applied Marketing Management

COMMERCE 4QA3 - Operations Modelling and Analysis

ENGNMGT 4A03 - Innovation Driven Project Development and Management

Level 5

COMMERCE 2BC3 - Human Resource Management and Labour Relations

COMMERCE 4PA3 - Business Policy: Strategic Management

6 Units of Commerce III/IV Electives

ENGNMGT 5B03 - Engineering and Management Projects

Level 2

COMMERCE 1AA3 - Introductory Financial Accounting

COMMERCE 1MA3 - Introduction to Marketing (previously 2MA3)

ENGNMGT 2AA3 - Communication Skills

Level 3

COMMERCE 1BA3 - Organizational Behaviour 

COMMERCE 2AB3 - Managerial Accounting I

COMMERCE 2FA3 - Introduction to Finance

ECON 1BB3 - Introductory Macroeconomics

Level 4

COMMERCE 2BC3 - Human Resource Management and Labour Relations

COMMERCE 3FA3 - Managerial Finance

COMMERCE 3MC3 - Applied Marketing Management

COMMERCE 4QA3 - Operations Modelling and Analysis

ENGNMGT 4A03 - Innovation Driven Project Development and Management

Level 5

COMMERCE 4PA3 - Business Policy: Strategic Management

6 Units of Commerce III/IV Electives

ENGNMGT 5B03 - Engineering and Management Projects

Level 2

COMMERCE 1AA3 - Introductory Financial Accounting

ECON 1BB3 - Introductory Macroeconomics

COMMERCE 2AB3 - Managerial Accounting I (for students who entered level 1 in the 2020-2021 academic year or later)

ENGNMGT 2AA3 - Communication Skills

Level 3

COMMERCE 1BA3 - Organizational Behaviour

COMMERCE 1MA3 - Introduction to Marketing (previously 2MA3)

COMMERCE 2FA3 - Introduction to Finance

COMMERCE 2AB3 - Managerial Accounting I (for students who entered level 1 in the 2019-2020 academic year or earlier)

Level 4

COMMERCE 2BC3 - Human Resource Management and Labour Relations

COMMERCE 3FA3 - Managerial Finance

COMMERCE 3MC3 - Applied Marketing Management

ENGNMGT 4A03 - Innovation Driven Project Development and Management

Level 5

COMMERCE 4PA3 - Business Policy: Strategic Management

COMMERCE 4QA3 - Operations Modelling and Analysis

6 Units of Commerce III/IV Electives

ENGNMGT 5B03 - Engineering and Management Projects

Level 2

COMMERCE 1AA3 - Introductory Financial Accounting

ECON 1BB3 - Introductory Macroeconomics

ENGNMGT 2AA3 - Communication Skills

Level 3

COMMERCE 1BA3 - Organizational Behaviour

COMMERCE 1MA3 - Introduction to Marketing (previously 2MA3)

COMMERCE 2AB3 - Managerial Accounting I

COMMERCE 2FA3 - Introduction to Finance

Level 4

COMMERCE 2BC3 - Human Resource Management and Labour Relations

COMMERCE 3FA3 - Managerial Finance

COMMERCE 3MC3 - Applied Marketing Management

3 Units of Commerce III/IV Electives

ENGNMGT 4A03 - Innovation Driven Project Development and Management

Level 5

COMMERCE 4PA3 - Business Policy: Strategic Management

COMMERCE 4QA3 - Operations Modelling and Analysis

3 Units of Commerce III/IV Electives

ENGNMGT 5B03 - Engineering and Management Projects

Level 2

COMMERCE 1AA3 - Introductory Financial Accounting

COMMERCE 1MA3 - Introduction to Marketing (previously 2MA3)

ENGNMGT 2AA3 - Communication Skills

Level 3

COMMERCE 1BA3 - Organizational Behaviour

COMMERCE 2AB3 - Managerial Accounting I

COMMERCE 2FA3 - Introduction to Finance

ECON 1BB3 - Introductory Macroeconomics

Level 4

COMMERCE 2BC3 - Human Resource Management and Labour Relations

COMMERCE 3FA3 - Managerial Finance

COMMERCE 3MC3 - Applied Marketing Management

COMMERCE 4QA3 - Operations Modelling and Analysis

ENGNMGT 4A03 - Innovation Driven Project Development and Management

Level 5

COMMERCE 4PA3 - Business Policy: Strategic Management

6 Units of Commerce III/IV Electives

ENGNMGT 5B03 - Engineering and Management Projects

Level 2

COMMERCE 1MA3 - Introduction to Marketing (previously 2MA3)

ECON 1BB3 - Introductory Macroeconomics

ENGNMGT 2AA3 - Communication Skills

Level 3

COMMERCE 1AA3 - Introductory Financial Accounting

COMMERCE 1BA3 - Organizational Behaviour

COMMERCE 2BC3 - Human Resource Management and Labour Relations

COMMERCE 2FA3 - Introduction to Finance

Level 4

COMMERCE 2AB3 - Managerial Accounting I

COMMERCE 3FA3 - Managerial Finance

COMMERCE 3MC3 - Applied Marketing Management

3 Units of Commerce III/IV Electives

ENGNMGT 4A03 - Innovation Driven Project Development and Management

Level 5

COMMERCE 4PA3 - Business Policy: Strategic Management

COMMERCE 4QA3 - Operations Modelling and Analysis

3 Units of Commerce III/IV Electives

ENGNMGT 5B03 - Engineering and Management Projects

Level 2

COMMERCE 1AA3 - Introductory Financial Accounting

COMMERCE 1BA3 - Organizational Behaviour

COMMERCE 1MA3 - Introduction to Marketing (previously 2MA3)

ECON 1BB3 - Introductory Macroeconomics

ENGNMGT 2AA3 - Communication Skills

Level 3

COMMERCE 2FA3 - Introduction to Finance

Level 4

COMMERCE 2AB3 - Managerial Accounting I

COMMERCE 2BC3 - Human Resource Management and Labour Relations

COMMERCE 3FA3 - Managerial Finance

COMMERCE 3MC3 - Applied Marketing Management

ENGNMGT 4A03 - Innovation Driven Project Development and Management

Level 5

COMMERCE 4PA3 - Business Policy: Strategic Management

COMMERCE 4QA3 - Operations Modelling and Analysis

6 Units of Commerce III/IV Electives

ENGNMGT 5B03 - Engineering and Management Projects

Level 2

COMMERCE 1MA3 - Introduction to Marketing (previously 2MA3)

ENGNMGT 2AA3 - Communication Skills

Level 3

COMMERCE 1AA3 - Introductory Financial Accounting

COMMERCE 1BA3 - Organizational Behaviour

COMMERCE 2FA3 - Introduction to Finance

ECON 1BB3 - Introductory Macroeconomics

Level 4

COMMERCE 2AB3 - Managerial Accounting I

COMMERCE 2BC3 - Human Resource Management and Labour Relations

COMMERCE 3FA3 - Managerial Finance (In 2024 this will move to Level 5)

COMMERCE 3MC3 - Applied Marketing Management

ENGNMGT 4A03 - Innovation Driven Project Development and Management

Level 5

COMMERCE 4PA3 - Business Policy: Strategic Management

COMMERCE 4QA3 - Operations Modelling and Analysis

6 Units of Commerce III/IV Electives

ENGNMGT 5B03 - Engineering and Management Projects

2024-2025 and later

COMMERCE 3FA3 - Managerial Finance (taken in level 4 in the 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024 academic years)

Level 2

COMMERCE 1MA3 - Introduction to Marketing (previously 2MA3)

ENGNMGT 2AA3 - Communication Skills

Level 3

COMMERCE 1AA3 - Introductory Financial Accounting

COMMERCE 1BA3 - Organizational Behaviour

COMMERCE 2FA3 - Introduction to Finance

ECON 1BB3 - Introductory Macroeconomics

Level 4

COMMERCE 2AB3 - Managerial Accounting I

COMMERCE 2BC3 - Human Resource Management and Labour Relations

COMMERCE 3FA3 - Managerial Finance

COMMERCE 3MC3 - Applied Marketing Management

3 Units of Commerce III/IV Electives

ENGNMGT 4A03 - Innovation Driven Project Development and Management

Level 5

COMMERCE 4PA3 - Business Policy: Strategic Management

COMMERCE 4QA3 - Operations Modelling and Analysis

3 Units of Commerce III/IV Electives

ENGNMGT 5B03 - Engineering and Management Projects

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 2AA3 - Communication Skills

ENGNMGT 2AA3 prepares students for future Engineering & Management courses through the development of core communication competencies beyond the high school level. Skills are developed in writing formal reports, speaking, listening, presenting, and communications technology. Some highlights of ENGNMGT 2AA3 include:
  • The application of communication principles, including the art of thoughtful communication and dealing with ambiguity
  • Communication in the digital era, including applying leadership in communication

  • Learning via interacting with guest speakers: communication experts, mock interviewers and Engineering & Management Alumni
  • 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

In ENGNMGT 4A03 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. Students will also:

  • Increase their awareness and development of Engineering Leadership Creativity

  • Gain an understanding of how to assemble successful work teams

  • Experience and demonstrate good team management skills

  • Apply creativity tools in a group setting and develop successful brainstorming skills

  • Understand different types of project management (waterfall, agile, design sprint, lean startup, etc.) and control methodology
  • Learn how to develop a proposal and a pitch presentation

ENGNMGT 5B03 - Engineering & Management Projects (Capstone)

ENGNMGT 5B03 is the Engineering & Management Capstone Course. Students will work in multidisciplinary teams to solve an integrated engineering and business problem in an organization and develop their team, project, and client management skills. Students will:

  • Work on an open-ended project, with both a technical component and a business component, which may be in an unfamiliar field

  • Respond to a design challenge posed by an external client by developing a value-added solution
  • Learn to assemble and work productively in a multidisciplinary team
  • Learn to cope effectively with changing circumstances, issues and difficulties that may arise before, during and after the project

  • Develop a formal report and presentation, as the primary deliverables to their client, allowing their client's senior management team to take a strategic review of the outcome.

Engineering & Management - Commerce & Economics Courses

These are the core courses, from the DeGroote commerce program, that you will take during the course of your degree. To discover when you will take these courses please view the course breakdown for your individual department above, or visit the applicable Academic Calendar.

Accelerated MBA

The Accelerated MBA program at McMaster University's DeGroote School of Business gives students an opportunity to complete an MBA in as little as 8 months. Graduates of McMaster's Engineering & Management program are eligible to apply for entry into the Accelerated MBA program at the DeGroote School of Business.

During their 5-year undergraduate program, Engineering & Management students will have learnt the core business skills and concepts taught in an undergraduate commerce program and covered in the first year of a typical MBA.

DeGroote School of Business Accelerated MBA

Start Date

Start Date

You can start your accelerated MBA within 10 years after you have graduated. You can start in September or in January. 

Work Experience

Work Experience

You must have at least one year of managerial, professional, or technical work experience. Only a Co-op work experience that is listed on your transcript will count towards an Accelerated MBA.

Length of Study

Length of Study

For full-time students, the program is 8 months. For part-time students, the program is approximately 2 years depending on your schedule. 

GMAT Exemption

GMAT Exemption

GMAT waivers are granted for the Accelerated MBA based on the following requirements: cumulative B average in the last 20 courses of your program & 1 year of full-time work experience.

We welcome you to visit the DeGroote School of Business to discover more and learn about all of the application requirements for the Accelerated MBA program at McMaster University. For direct inquiries you can contact the recruitment team online or by phone at (905)-525-9140, extension 27024, weekdays between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

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Accelerated MBA School Options

Graduates of the Engineering & Management program are also eligible to use their degree to apply to the Accelerated MBA programs at the following Universities: Athabasca University, Thompson Rivers University, and Wilfrid Laurier University.

Students are encouraged to contact the recruitment department of any other MBA programs they may be interested in directly to inquire about the eligibility of using their degree to enter an accelerated program or to receive partial credit and course exemptions towards other MBA programs. 

Faculty and Staff

Instructors

Salman Bawa

Salman Bawa

Instructor

ENGNMGT 2AA3

Glen Crossley

Glen Crossley

Instructor

ENGNMGT 4A03

Brooke Gordon

Brooke Gordon

Instructor

ENGNMGT 5B03

Dave Reid

Dave Reid

Instructor

ENGNMGT 5B03

Adam Vespi

Adam Vespi

Instructor

ENGNMGT 2AA3

 

Industrial Advisory Council Members

The Industrial Advisory Council (IAC) is a group of industry professionals selected to advise the Director of Engineering & Management on future direction, upcoming challenges, innovative ideas, and the setting of priorities for the program. The majority of the IAC members are Engineering & Management alumni who have decided to contribute back to our program. 

Cameron Churchill

Cameron Churchill

 

 

 

MEMS

McMaster Engineering & Management Society

The McMaster Engineering & Management Society (MEMS) is run by an executive of students who represent the students of the Engineering & Management program. We enhance the development of professional skills among Engineering & Management students and act as a liaison between the faculty and the students.

We host a number of exciting events and activities for students in Engineering & Management. Themes from our events include professional development, networking, career & skill development, and connection!

You can learn more about us on our website: memsociety.ca 

Contact us if you have any comments, concerns, or feedback, or if you would like to get involved with MEMS. We would love to hear from you!