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Nobel laureate, alumna Donna Strickland inducted into National Academy of Sciences

May 24, 2022 /  Department News

Nobel laureate, alumna Donna Strickland inducted into National Academy of Sciences

Donna Strickland has been officially inducted into the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honours a scientist can receive in the United States.

Campus flags at half-mast today in memory of Miao Yu

May 10, 2022 /  Department News

Campus flags at half-mast today in memory of Miao Yu

Flags are at half-mast in memory of an engineering physics graduate student who passed away last week. Miao Yu will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her many friends, advisors and staff at McMaster Engineering.

In the Media: A first for Canada: New type of nuclear plant opening by 2028

April 30, 2022 /  Department News

In the Media: A first for Canada: New type of nuclear plant opening by 2028

Small, transportable modules could emerge as future nuclear plants are distributed across Canada. Nuclear energy expert David Novog speaks on the storage of spent nuclear fuel and waste.

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Co-op and Careers

Engineering Co-op and Career Services (ECCS)

Our students have the opportunity to apply for an industrial internship. If successful, the student typically is employed on industrial placement from May following his/her third year and returns to school for Level 4 in September of the following year. More details can be found on the Engineering Co-op and Career Services (ECCS) website.

Careers

Engineering Physics graduates have many career options due to the flexibility developed through a broad background in mathematics, physics, materials science, electronics, computer systems and optics. There are many different job titles that describe what graduates of the Engineering Physics programme are now doing. Telecommunications, laser applications and nuclear engineering are just a few of the career paths our graduates have focused their attention on. Many graduates choose to continue their studies earning Masters or PhD degrees.

High School Co-op Program

Eng Phys offers many unique opportunities to high school students who are interested in completing their co-op program at McMaster University.  

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