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 MATH 2Z03
Antirequisite(s): ENG PHYS 2A03
Computational Multiphysics
UndergraduateMathematical modelling and computational multiphysics for engineering design synthesizing E&M, thermodynamics, statics, dynamics, and quantum mechanics.
Three onehour lectures and one twohour laboratory per week; second term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level II of an Engineering Physics program
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 program
Thermal Systems Design
UndergraduateThermal Systems Design covers the physics, thermodynamics and design of energy conversion systems utilized in many engineering systems. The topics include the first and second law of thermodynamics, irreversibility, the Rankine and Brayton cycles, and common refrigeration cycles.
Three lectures, one tutorial; first term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level II or above of an Engineering program
Antirequisite(s): MECHENG 2W04
Applied Mechanics
UndergraduateClassical mechanics topics including rocketry, coupled oscillators, elasticity, shear force and bending moment diagrams, tensors, Voigt notation, flexure, and beam resonance. Topics are explored using finite element methods software.
Three lectures, one laboratory (two hours each); first term
Prerequisite(s): PHYSICS 1D03; and credit or registration in MATH 2Z03
Antirequisite(s): ENGINEER 2P04
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
UndergraduateBasic foundations of quantum mechanics; waveparticle duality, uncertainty principle, Hydrogen atom, Schrodinger Equation, barriers and tunnelling, probability, spin, quantum statistics, selected applications.
Three lectures, one tutorial; second term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level II or above of an Engineering program
Antirequisite(s): PHYSICS 2C03
Electronics I: Circuits with NonLinear and Active Components
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 (four hours); first term
Prerequisite(s): One of ENG PHYS 2A03, 2A04, 2E04, PHYSICS 2B06, 2BB3
Antirequisite(s): PHYSICS 3B06, PHYSICS 3BA3
Electronics II: Embedding and Programming a MicroController
UndergraduateDesign and synthesis project in electronics, focused on integrating analog electronics with a microcontroller to create a PIDcontrolled device. Programming and interfacing the microcontroller are taught in weeks 16; the device is designed and built in weeks 712. Prior knowledge of basic electronics, including opamps and transistors is required.
One lecture, one lab (four hours each); 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) three times per term; second term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level II or above of an Engineering program
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 Level II or above of any Engineering Program; one of ISCI 2A18 A/B, MATH 2A03, 2Q04, 2XX3, 2ZZ3; and one of MATH 2C03, 2P04, 2Z03; and one of PHYSICS 2B03 or ENGPHYS 2A04
Crosslist(s): PHYSICS 3N03
Professional Communication and Project Management
UndergraduateIntroduction to communication styles, team dynamics, oral and written presentation skills, effective twoway communication strategies, project management, problem analysis, and job skills.
Three lectures; first term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in an Engineering program
Antirequisite(s): ENGPHYS 4ES3
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 Level II or above of an Engineering program
Antirequisites: MECHENG 4O04 and CHEMENG 4A03
Principles of SolidState Materials and Devices
UndergraduateApplication of quantum mechanics to the electronic, optical and mechanical behaviour of materials.
Three lectures; first term
Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 2QM3 or PHYSICS 2C03 and registration in an Engineering 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 the penultimate year of an Engineering Physics program and a GPA of at least 8. Subject to Department approval, students are permitted to be supervised by faculty members in other Engineering departments. Subject to Department approval, students from other Departments are permitted to take this course if their supervisor is a faculty member of the Department of Engineering Physics.
Engineering Metrology: Fundamentals and Applications
UndergraduateStatistics for engineering measurements, error analysis of experimental data, sensors for pervasive engineering measurements, radiation detectors (thermal, optical, nuclear), noise and interference, instrument response and uncertainty, signal conditioning, data communications, reliability and safety, introduction to feedback and control, and selected topics in stateoftheart technologies.
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
Numerical Methods for Engineering
UndergraduateAlgebraic solutions; Numerical integration and differentiation; Finite difference and finite element methods; Euler method; Runge Kutta techniques; Partial differential equations; Monte Carlo simulation.
Three lectures, one laboratory (three hours); first term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level II or above of an Engineering program
Antirequisite(s): ENGPHYS 2CE4
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, second term
Prerequisite(s): MATH 2Z03 and credit or registration in MATH 2ZZ3
Photonic Devices
UndergraduateThis course covers the theory, design and operation of photonic devices, with an emphasis on their application in integrated and fiber optical systems for communications.
Three lectures; second term
Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3E03, 3E04 or PHYSICS 3N03
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): MATLS 3Q03, or credit or registration in ENGPHYS 3F03
Statistical Mechanics
UndergraduateAn introduction to statistical distributions and their properties, and the statistical basis of thermodynamics at the microscopic level, with applications to problems originating in a modern laboratory or engineering environment.
Lectures (three hours), tutorial (one hour); second term
Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Level III or above of an Engineering program
Antirequisite(s): ENGPHYS 2H04, PHYSICS 2H04, PHYSICS 3K03
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
Nuclear Reactor Physics
Undergraduate / GraduateIntroduction to nuclear fission and the physics of nuclear reactors; reactor statics for homogeneous reactors; reactor kinetics for simple timedependent situations; effects of saturating fission products (Xe135); reactivity coefficients
Three lectures; first term
Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3D03
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 8.
Subject to Department approval, students are permitted to be supervised by faculty members in other Engineering departments. Subject to Department approval, students from other Departments are permitted to take this course if their supervisor is a faculty member of the Department of Engineering Physics.
Introduction to Biophotonics
Undergraduate / GraduateThis course covers the basic 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): Registration in Level III or above in a Faculty of Engineering, or Science, or Health Science Program, or the Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences (IBEHS) Program.
Nanoscale Semiconductor Devices
Undergraduate / GraduateNanoscale semiconductor devices and associated materials including organic electronics (OLEDs, organic solar cells), quantum well devices (LEDs, high electron mobility transistors), quantum dots, quantum wires, graphene, emerging nanoscale materials and devices.
Three lectures; second term
Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3F03; and credit or registration in ENG PHYS 3PN4 or credit or registration in both MATLS 3Q03 and 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; selfstudy using interactive nuclear power plant.
Three lectures; second term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV or above of any Engineering program (familiarity with ENGPHYS 4D03 or other nuclear course desirable)
Plasma Physics Applications
Undergraduate / GraduateAn introduction to 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 PHYSICS 2B03 and 2BB3, or ELECENG 2FH3
Introduction to Quantum Computing
Undergraduate / GraduateAn introduction to quantum computing including qubits, entanglement, quantum key cryptography, teleportation, quantum circuits and algorithms, spin qubits.
Three lectures; second term
Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 2QM3 or PHYSICS 2C03
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, PHYSICS 3N03, ELECENG 4EM4, or ELECENG 3FK4
Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory  Biomedical
UndergraduateSelected advanced experiments in two areas of applied physics, chosen from among: photonics; semiconductor fabrication (solar cells); biomedical engineering; nuclear engineering.
One Lab (three hours each); both terms
Prerequisite(s): Registration in the final level of an Engineering Physics program
Antirequisite(s): ENGPHYS 4U04
Students must take ENG PHYS 4U02 twice, in order to fulfill degree requirements. Students must select two unique topics; the same topic cannot be repeated. Students may take two unique topics per term, or one unique topic per term, to total four units.
Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory  Nano and Microdevices (Solar)
UndergraduateSelected advanced experiments in two areas of applied physics, chosen from among: photonics; semiconductor fabrication (solar cells); biomedical engineering; nuclear engineering.
One Lab (three hours each); both terms
Prerequisite(s): Registration in the final level of an Engineering Physics program
Antirequisite(s): ENGPHYS 4U04
Students must take ENG PHYS 4U02 twice, in order to fulfill degree requirements. Students must select two unique topics; the same topic cannot be repeated. Students may take two unique topics per term, or one unique topic per term, to total four units.
Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory  Nuclear Labs
UndergraduateSelected advanced experiments in two areas of applied physics, chosen from among: photonics; semiconductor fabrication (solar cells); biomedical engineering; nuclear engineering.
One Lab (three hours each); both terms
Prerequisite(s): Registration in the final level of an Engineering Physics program
Antirequisite(s): ENGPHYS 4U04
Students must take ENG PHYS 4U02 twice, in order to fulfill degree requirements. Students must select two unique topics; the same topic cannot be repeated. Students may take two unique topics per term, or one unique topic per term, to total four units.
Labs must be scheduled around operations in the nuclear reactor. As such, students will attend two or three Monday morning labs throughout the semester, in addition to other nonreactor labs. These labs will be scheduled by our laboratory technicians when term starts. Accommodations with classes will be considered if a conflict occurs.
Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory  Photonics
UndergraduateSelected advanced experiments in two areas of applied physics, chosen from among: photonics; semiconductor fabrication (solar cells); biomedical engineering; nuclear engineering.
One Lab (three hours each); both terms
Prerequisite(s): Registration in the final level of an Engineering Physics program
Antirequisite(s): ENGPHYS 4U04
Students must take ENG PHYS 4U02 twice, in order to fulfill degree requirements. Students must select two unique topics; the same topic cannot be repeated. Students may take two unique topics per term, or one unique topic per term, to total four units.
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, 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; first term
Prerequisite(s): ENGPHYS 3F03 or MATLS 3Q03; and registration in the Faculty of Engineering or the Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences (IBEHS) program.
Code  Title  Instructor  Outline  Info 

A brief summary of technical electivesTechnical Elective  Technical Electives Technical Elective List 1  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 2A04Undergraduate  Electricity and Magnetism  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 2CM4Undergraduate  Computational Multiphysics  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 2E04Undergraduate  Analog and Digital Circuits  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 2NE3Undergraduate  Thermal Systems Design  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 2P04Undergraduate  Applied Mechanics  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 2QM3Undergraduate  Introduction to Quantum Mechanics  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 3BA4Undergraduate  Electronics I: Circuits with NonLinear and Active Components  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 3BB4Undergraduate  Electronics II: Embedding and Programming a MicroController  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 3D03Undergraduate  Principles of Nuclear Engineering  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 3E04 / PHYSICS 3N04Undergraduate  Fundamentals of Physical Optics  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 3EC4Undergraduate  Professional Communication and Project Management  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 3ES3Undergraduate  Introduction to Energy Systems  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 3F03Undergraduate  Principles of SolidState Materials and Devices  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 3H04Undergraduate  Research Project in Engineering Physics  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 3L04Undergraduate  Engineering Metrology: Fundamentals and Applications  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 3NM4Undergraduate  Numerical Methods for Engineering  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 3O04Undergraduate  Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 3PD3 Undergraduate  Photonic Devices  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 3PN4Undergraduate  Semiconductor Junction Devices  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 3SM3 Undergraduate  Statistical Mechanics  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 3W04Undergraduate  Signals and Systems for Engineering  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 4A06Undergraduate  Design and Synthesis Project  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 4D03 / 6D03Undergraduate / Graduate  Nuclear Reactor Physics 
Sessional: TBA

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ENGPHYS 4H04Undergraduate  Research Project in Engineering Physics  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 4I03 / 6I03Undergraduate / Graduate  Introduction to Biophotonics IBEHS Technical Electives  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 4MD3 / 6MD3Undergraduate / Graduate  Nanoscale Semiconductor Devices  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 4NE3 / 6NE3Undergraduate / Graduate  Advanced Nuclear Engineering  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 4P03 / 6P03Undergraduate / Graduate  Nuclear Power Plant Systems and Operation 
Sessional: TBA

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ENGPHYS 4PP3 / 6PP3Undergraduate / Graduate  Plasma Physics Applications  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 4QC3 / 6QC3Undergraduate / Graduate  Introduction to Quantum Computing  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 4S03 / 6S03Undergraduate / Graduate  Lasers and ElectroOptics  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 4UB2Undergraduate  Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory  Biomedical  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 4UM2Undergraduate  Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory  Nano and Microdevices (Solar)  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 4UN2Undergraduate  Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory  Nuclear Labs  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 4UP2Undergraduate  Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory  Photonics  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 4X03 / 6X03Undergraduate / Graduate  Introduction to Photovoltaics  Outline  More Info.  
ENGPHYS 4Z03 / 6Z03Undergraduate / Graduate  Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology  Outline  More Info. 