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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 business, project management, and leadership skills needed to thrive in a corporate or entrepreneurial environment.

Why E&M

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

  • Premium starting salary after graduation

  • High rates of employment after graduation

  • More rapid progression to senior management positions

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?

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 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.

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 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. 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

The Engineering & Management program includes of all 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.

 

Engineering & Management Course Breakdown

Year 2

COMMERCE 1AA3

ECON 1BB3

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

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

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

ECON 1BB3

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 1AA3, 2MA3

ENGN MGT 2AA2

Year 3

COMMERCE 1BA3, 2AB3, 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 2MA3

ECON 1BB3,

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 1AA3, 1BA3, 2MA3

ECON 1BB3

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 2MA3

ENGN MGT 2AA2

Year 3

COMMERCE 1AA3, 1BA3, 2FA3

ECON 1BB3

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

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

Prepares students for future Engineering & Management courses through the development of core communication competencies 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

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 & Management Projects

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 & 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

Commerce & Economics Courses

  • ECON 1B03 - INTRODUCTORY MICROECONOMICS (taken in first year)
  • ECON 1BB3 - INTRODUCTORY MACROECONOMICS
  • 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
  • Plus an additional two level III or IV commerce electives

 

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

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

Dave Reid

Dave Reid

Instructor

ENGNMGT 5B03

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 program at the DeGroote School of Business.

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 during their 5-year undergraduate program .

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.

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, Thomas 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. 

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