B.Eng.Management (Coop Optional)
Bachelor of Engineering & Management
Engineering and Management at McMaster University is a unique five year program that integrates the technical education of the engineer with a business education for management.
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Overview
The total time from admission to Engineering to graduation with a B.Eng. Management in Engineering Physics is five years. Graduates of the program provide valuable feedback, which helps to maintain the relevance of the undergraduate curriculum to current engineering applications. One of the strengths of the Engineering Physics program is that it is very broadly based and prepares its graduates to pursue a wide range of career paths. All students in the program obtain a background in electrical science, engineering materials, classical and quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, electronics, data acquisition and handling, mathematical physics and numerical analysis.
This integrated program has the following advantages:
 Opportunity for students to explore both their management and technical potential
 High rates of employment at graduation
 Starting salary premium at graduation
 More rapid progression to senior management positions
 One year’s credit towards an MBA at McMaster and other universities
In addition the program offers the option of up to 28 months of coop work experience and opportunities to go on international student exchanges.
The McMaster Engineering and Management Program includes all the learning of a fully accredited engineering degree with the core business learning from a fully accredited business school, plus the integrating courses and experiences which mobilize the synergies of the combination.
Important information:
Degree Type
Undergraduate Degree
LENGTH
5 years
ACADEMIC Requirements
Completion of Engineering I
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Admission Requirements
Admission to Level II Engineering Programs
Admission to Level II Engineering programs requires completion of all nonelective Engineering I courses with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0. All programs have limited enrolment; should there be more applicants than the limiting number in any program, admission to that program will be based on a points system, computed as the product of the FallWinter Average and the number of units taken in the session (a minimum of 31 units will be used in the calculation). Students who do not meet the requirements to proceed to Level II in May will have a Pending flag put on their allocation. The Pending flag will be removed in August if the student completes the requirements over the summer.
In addition, admission to a B.Eng.Mgt. program requires the completion of ECON 1B03 with a minimum grade of 5.0; an interview may also be required.
Students admitted to a B.Eng.Society program are required to submit a statement indicating the educational objectives for the focus electives.
Students seeking admission to the Engineering and Management program, or the Engineering and Society program must first be admitted to the relevant department. Thereafter, they will be considered for admission to one of these two programs.
Coop and Experiential Learning
As for all engineering disciplines at McMaster, students in our programmes have the opportunity of applying for an industrial internship. If successful, the student typically is employed on industrial placement from the May following his/her third year in the academic programmes and returns to school for Level IV in September of the following year.
Technical Electives
Technical ElectivePlease click "Outline" for Technical Elective Information. Contact the department if anything is unclear.
Electricity and Magnetism
UndergraduateDevelopment of electromagnetic theory  fields, Gauss’ law, electric potential, Laplace equation, dielectrics, Ampere’s law, magnetism, Faraday’s law, inductance, development of Maxwell’s equations via vector calculus.
Three lectures, one tutorial, one lab (three hours each) every other week, first term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in any Engineering Physics or Mechatronics Engineering Program; PHYSICS 1E03; and credit or registration in one of MATH 2M03, 2P04 or MATH 2Z03
Antirequisite(s): ENG PHYS 2A03, MEDPHYS 2B03
Computational Methods for Engineering Physics
UndergraduateAlgebraic solutions; Numerical integration and differentiation; Finite difference and finite element methods; Euler method; RungeKutta techniques; Partial differential equations; Monte Carlo simulation.
Three lectures, one tutorial (three hours each); second term
Prerequisite(s): PHYSICS 1E03; registration in an Engineering Physics Program; and credit or registration in one of MATH 2M03, 2P04 or MATH 2Z03.
Antirequisite(s): PHYSICS 2D03
Analog and Digital Circuits
UndergraduateDesign and analysis of analog and digital electrical circuits  component analysis, circuit analysis and theorems, binary numbers, Boolean analysis and digital circuit design.
Three lectures, one lab (three hours each); second term
Prerequisite(s): PHYSICS 1E03, and registration in an Engineering Physics or Mechatronics Program
Statistical Thermodynamics
UndergraduateAn introduction to thermodynamics and its statistical basis at the microscopic level, with applications to problems originating in a modern laboratory or engineering environment.
Three lectures, one tutorial, one lab (three hours each) every other week; second term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level II Engineering Physics
Antirequisite(s): ENGINEER 2H03, 2V04, MATLS 2B03
Crosslist(s): PHYSICS 2H04
Thermal Systems Design
UndergraduateThermal Systems Design covers the physics and design of energy conversion systems utilized in many engineering systems. The course presents the underlying physics and thermodynamics of energy systems.
Three lectures, one tutorial; first term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in an Engineering program
Applied Mechanics
UndergraduateClassical mechanics topics relevant to Engineering Physics, including elasticity theory. Symbolic processors and PDE/visualization are applied in the solution of problems.
Three lectures, one tutorial (two hours each); first term
Prerequisite(s): PHYSICS 1E03; and credit or registration in one of MATH 2M03, 2P04 or 2Z03
Antirequisite(s): ENGINEER 2P04
Quantum Mechanics
UndergraduateWaveparticle duality, uncertainty principle, Hydrogen atom, Schrodinger Equation for ID systems, barriers and tunnelling, probability, properties of insulators, semiconductors and metals. Examples from experiments.
Three lectures, one tutorial; second term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in an Engineering Physics or Materials Engineering program
Antirequisite(s): PHYSICS 2C03
Applied Statistics for Engineering
UndergraduateEstimation of true value; Probability density function, binomial, multinomial, Poisson, Student’s t, lognormal, Cauchy, MaxwellBoltzmann, BoseEinstein (geometric distribution), FermiDirac; Bayes Theorem; Statistics – sample mean, sample variance; Central Limit Theorem; Confidence interval; Error propagation equation; Linear least squares fits to polynomials, Chisquares; Nonlinear least squares fit.
Three lectures, one tutorial (two hours each); first term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in level II of the Engineering Physics program.
Antirequisite(s): COMMERCE 2QA3, IBEHS 4C03
Electronics I
UndergraduatePN junctions, diodes, bipolar junction transistors, field effect transistors, DC and AC modeling, differential amplifiers and operational amplifiers, feedback and oscillators, digital circuits and multivibrators, signal processing.
Two lectures, one lab (three hours); first term
Prerequisite(s): One of ENG PHYS 2A03, 2A04, 2E04, MEDPHYS 2B03, PHYSICS 2B06, 2BB3
Antirequisite(s): PHYSICS 3B06, PHYSICS 3BA3
Electronics II
UndergraduateDesign and synthesis project in electronics, based on the material presented in ENGPHYS or PHYSICS 3BA3.
One lecture, one lab (three hours each) every other week; second term
Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3BA3 or PHYSICS 3BA3
Antirequisite(s): PHYSICS 3B06, 3BB3
Principles of Nuclear Engineering
UndergraduateIntroduction to fission and fusion energy systems. Energetics of nuclear reactions, interactions of radiation with matter, radioactivity, design and operating principles of fission and fusion reactors.
Three lectures, one lab (three hours each) every other week; second term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III or above of an Engineering Physics program or permission of the instructor
Fundamentals of Physical Optics
UndergraduateGeometrical optics, electromagnetic waves, interference of light, Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction, polarized light, Fresnel equations, optical properties of materials, introduction to optical systems and precision optics experiments, selected topics in modern optics.
Three lectures; first term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in any Engineering Physics Program; one of ISCI 2A18 A/B, MATH 2A03, 2Q04, 2XX3, 2ZZ3; and one of MATH 2C03, 2P04, 2Z03; and one of MEDPHYS 2B03, PHYSICS 2B06, 2BB3 or both ENGPHYS 2A04 (or 2A03) and 2E04.
Crosslist(s): PHYSICS 3N03
Introduction to Energy Systems
UndergraduateA survey course on energy systems with emphasis on the analytic tools needed to evaluate them in terms of performance, resources and environmental sustainability, costs, and other relevant factors over their life cycles.
Three lectures; first term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in an Engineering Physics program, or level IV or V of a Civil Engineering Program or permission of the instructor.
Advanced Applications of Quantum Mechanics
UndergraduateApplication of quantum mechanics to the electronic, optical and mechanical behaviour of materials.
Three lectures; first term
Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 2QM3, PHYSICS 2C03 or 3M03 and registration in the Faculty of Engineering
Antirequisite(s): ENG PHYS 3F04
Photonics Instrumentation
UndergraduateThe course covers the design and operation of medical, life science, commercial, and consumer applications of photonics.
One lecture (one hour), one lab (two hours); two terms
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III or above in a Faculty of Engineering, or Science, or Health Science Program, or registration in the Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences (IBEHS) Program.
Antirequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3G03, ENGPHYS 4G03
Research Project in Engineering Physics
UndergraduateA special program of studies to be arranged by mutual consent of a professor and the student, to carry out experiments and/or theoretical investigations. A written report and oral defence are required.
Both terms
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III of an Engineering Physics program, or Level IV of an Engineering Physics and Management or Engineering Physics and Society program, and a GPA of at least 8; permission from the department is also required
Industrial Monitoring and Detection Techniques
UndergraduateIndustrial and process measurement systems, instrument response and uncertainty, modeling process systems. Fundamental physics of instrument measurement methods. Instrumentation reliability and safety system design.
Three lectures, one lab (three hours each) every other week, one tutorial; first term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III or above of any Engineering Physics program
Antirequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3L03, 4L03, 4L04
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
UndergraduateFluid properties and statics are introduced. Basic equations of continuity, energy and momentum for internal and external flows are discussed. Similitude, dimensional analysis, measuring devices, fluid machinery and hydraulic networks. Conduction and convection heat transfer.
Three lectures, one lab (three hours each) every other week; one tutorial, first term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III or above of any Engineering Physics program; credit or registration in MATH 2M06 (or 2M03 and 2MM3); or MATH 2P04 and 2Q04; or MATH 2Z03 and MATH 2ZZ3
Antirequisite(s): ENG PHYS 3O03
Semiconductor Junction Devices
UndergraduateElectronic properties of semiconductors: nonequilibrium carrier conditions; steady state and nonsteady state; pn junctions; Schottky diodes; bipolar junction transistors. Detailed coverage of a range of diodes including photodiodes, solar cells, light emitting diodes, zener diodes, and avalanche diodes.
Three lectures, one lab (three hours each); second term
Prerequisite(s): ENG PHYS 3F04 or MATLS 3Q03, or credit or registration in ENGPHYS 3F03
Antirequisite(s): ENG PHYS 3PN3, 4E03
Signals and Systems for Engineering
UndergraduateA systems approach to measurement in which synthesis of topics such as Fourier transforms, signal processing and enhancement, data reduction, modelling and simulation is undertaken.
Two lectures, one lab (three hours each), one tutorial; second term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III or above of any Engineering or Science program
Antirequisite(s): IBEHS 3A03
Design and Synthesis Project
UndergraduateDesign and synthesis projects supervised by a faculty member in the Department of Engineering Physics.
Lectures, tutorials, labs, one capstone project; both terms
Prerequisite(s): Registration in the final level of an Engineering Physics program
Antirequisite(s): ENGPHYS 4A04
Nuclear Reactor Analysis
Undergraduate / GraduateIntroduction to nuclear energy; nuclear physics and chain reactions; reactor statics and kinetics; multigroup analysis, core thermalhydraulics; reactor design.
Three lectures; first term
Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3D03
Special Topics in Engineering Physics
UndergraduateVarious topics in Engineering Physics will be examined. This course is a selfstudy course.
Three lectures; first term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV or V of an Engineering Physics program
Research Project in Engineering Physics
UndergraduateA special program of studies to be arranged by mutual consent of a professor and the student, to carry out experiments and/or theoretical investigations. A written report and oral defence are required.
Both terms
Prerequisite(s): Registration in final level of an Engineering Physics program and a GPA of at least 9.5; permission from the department is also required
Introduction to Biophotonics
Undergraduate / GraduateBasic principles of light interaction with biological systems and specific biomedical applications of photonics such as optical light microscopy, endoscopic imaging, spectroscopy in clinical diagnosis, flow cytometry, microoptical sensors, etc.
Three lectures; second term
Prerequisite(s): One of ENGPHYS 2A04, MEDPHYS 2B03, or PHYSICS 2B06; and registration in Level III or above in an Engineering Physics Program. Completion of either ENGPHYS 3E03, ENGPHYS 4G03, or PHYSICS 3N03 is recommended.
Crosslist(s): MEDPHYS 4I03
Advanced Materials and NextGeneration
Undergraduate / GraduateThis course gives an indepth investigation of advanced semiconductor devices, with a focus on novel materials. The course will cover aspects of fabrication, operation and design for modern semiconductor devices, highlighting traditional, nanoscale and excitonic/organic device physics.
Three lectures; second term
Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3F03 or 3F04; and credit or registration in one of ENG PHYS 3PN3, 3PN4 or 4E03; or MATLS 3Q03, 4Q03
Advanced Nuclear Engineering
Undergraduate / GraduateEnergy generation and conversion, heat transfer and transport in a nuclear reactor. Characteristics and performance of nuclear fuels. Thermal margins and safety limits. Aging of core structural materials. Structural integrity of components.
Three lectures; second term
Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3D03
Nuclear Power Plant Systems and Operation
Undergraduate / GraduateSystems and overall unit operations relevant to nuclear power plants; includes all major reactor and process systems; nuclear power plant simulator; selfstudy using interactive software.
Three lectures; second term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV or above of any Engineering program
Plasma Physics Applications
UndergraduateAn introductory course on plasma physics with emphasis on occurrence of plasmas in nature, and applications of plasmas in thermonuclear fusion and other engineering disciplines.
Three lectures; onetime demonstration lab (three hours); first term
Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 2A04, or PHYS 2B03 and 2BB3
Lasers and ElectroOptics
Undergraduate / GraduateBasic properties of electromagnetic radiation. Optical modulation and detection. Nonlinear optics. Multiplebeam interference and coherence. Optical resonators. Laser systems.
Three lectures; first term
Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3E03 or PHYSICS 3N03
Antirequisite(s): ENGPHYS 4S04
Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory  Nuclear Labs
UndergraduateSelected advanced experiments in two areas of applied physics, chosen from among these unique topics: Lasers & Optical Communication, Solar Cell Fabrication, Biomedical and Nuclear Labs. Students must take ENGPHYS 4U02 twice, in order to fulfil degree requirements (for a total of four units). Students must select two unique topics from the list above; the same topic cannot be repeated.
Two labs (three hours each); both terms
Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3W04 A/B and PHYSICS 3B06, or both ENGPHYS 3BA3 and ENGPHYS 3BB3
Antirequisite(s): ENGPHYS 4U04 A/B
Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory  Nano and Microdevices
UndergraduateSelected advanced experiments in two areas of applied physics, chosen from among these unique topics: Lasers & Optical Communication, Solar Cell Fabrication, Biomedical and Nuclear Labs. Students must take ENGPHYS 4U02 twice, in order to fulfil degree requirements (for a total of four units). Students must select two unique topics from the list above; the same topic cannot be repeated.
Two labs (three hours each); both terms
Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3W04 A/B and PHYSICS 3B06, or both ENGPHYS 3BA3 and ENGPHYS 3BB3
Antirequisite(s): ENGPHYS 4U04 A/B
Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory  Biomedical
UndergraduateSelected advanced experiments in two areas of applied physics, chosen from among these unique topics: Lasers & Optical Communication, Solar Cell Fabrication, Biomedical and Nuclear Labs. Students must take ENGPHYS 4U02 twice, in order to fulfil degree requirements (for a total of four units). Students must select two unique topics from the list above; the same topic cannot be repeated.
Two labs (three hours each); both terms
Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3W04 A/B and PHYSICS 3B06, or both ENGPHYS 3BA3 and ENGPHYS 3BB3
Antirequisite(s): ENGPHYS 4U04 A/B
Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory  Photonics
UndergraduateSelected advanced experiments in two areas of applied physics, chosen from among these unique topics: Lasers & Optical Communication(Photonics), Solar Cell Fabrication, Biomedical and Nuclear Labs. Students must take ENGPHYS 4U02 twice, in order to fulfil degree requirements (for a total of four units). Students must select two unique topics from the list above; the same topic cannot be repeated.
Two labs (three hours each); both terms
Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3W04 A/B and PHYSICS 3B06, or both ENGPHYS 3BA3 and ENGPHYS 3BB3
Antirequisite(s): ENGPHYS 4U04 A/B
Introduction to Photovoltaics
Undergraduate / GraduateA review of photovoltaic devices including solar cell operation, characterization, manufacturing, economics and current and next generation technologies.
Three lectures; first term
Prerequisite(s): One of ELECENG 2EI5, ENGPHYS 3PN4, MATLS 3Q03 or ENGPHYS 3BA3
Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
Undergraduate / GraduateDetailed description of fabrication technologies used in the semiconductor industry; computer modelling of device fabrication; analysis of device performance.
Two classroombased lectures, one computer clusterbased lecture; second term
Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3F03 or 3F04, or MATLS 3Q03; and registration in the Faculty of Engineering
Code  Title  Instructor  Outline  Info 

A brief summary of EngPhys tech elecsTechnical Elective  Technical Electives Technical Elective List 1  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 2A04Undergraduate  Electricity and Magnetism  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 2CE4Undergraduate  Computational Methods for Engineering Physics  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 2E04Undergraduate  Analog and Digital Circuits  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 2H04Undergraduate  Statistical Thermodynamics  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 2NE3Undergraduate  Thermal Systems Design  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 2P04Undergraduate  Applied Mechanics  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 2QM3Undergraduate  Quantum Mechanics  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 2W03Undergraduate  Applied Statistics for Engineering  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 3BA3Undergraduate  Electronics I  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 3BB3Undergraduate  Electronics II  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 3D03Undergraduate  Principles of Nuclear Engineering  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 3E03 / PHYSICS 3N03Undergraduate  Fundamentals of Physical Optics  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 3ES3Undergraduate  Introduction to Energy Systems  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 3F03Undergraduate  Advanced Applications of Quantum Mechanics  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 3G04Undergraduate  Photonics Instrumentation IBEHS Technical Electives  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 3H04Undergraduate  Research Project in Engineering Physics  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 3L04Undergraduate  Industrial Monitoring and Detection Techniques  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 3O04Undergraduate  Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 3PN4Undergraduate  Semiconductor Junction Devices  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 3W04Undergraduate  Signals and Systems for Engineering  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 4A06Undergraduate  Design and Synthesis Project  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 4D03 / 6D03Undergraduate / Graduate  Nuclear Reactor Analysis 
Sessional: Rouben

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ENG PHYS 4ES3Undergraduate  Special Topics in Engineering Physics  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 4H04Undergraduate  Research Project in Engineering Physics  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 4I03 / 6I03Undergraduate / Graduate  Introduction to Biophotonics IBEHS Technical Electives  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 4MD3 / 6MD3Undergraduate / Graduate  Advanced Materials and NextGeneration  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 4NE3 / 6NE3Undergraduate / Graduate  Advanced Nuclear Engineering  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 4P03 / 6P03Undergraduate / Graduate  Nuclear Power Plant Systems and Operation 
Sessional: Rouben

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ENG PHYS 4PP3Undergraduate  Plasma Physics Applications  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 4S03 / 6S03Undergraduate / Graduate  Lasers and ElectroOptics  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 4U02Undergraduate  Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory  Nuclear Labs  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 4U02Undergraduate  Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory  Nano and Microdevices  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 4U02Undergraduate  Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory  Biomedical  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 4U02Undergraduate  Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory  Photonics  Outline  More Info.  
ENG PHYS 4X03 / 6X03Undergraduate / Graduate  Introduction to Photovoltaics 
Sessional: Boyd

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ENG PHYS 4Z03 / 6Z03Undergraduate / Graduate  Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology IBEHS Technical Electives  Outline  More Info. 