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Why McMaster Engineering?

McMaster + Global Impact: A Global Reputation for Excellence

Ranked as one of the world’s top engineering schools, the Faculty of Engineering plays a significant role in helping McMaster University earn its reputation as one of Canada’s most innovative universities. Our focus on experiential, problem-based learning and our interdisciplinary approach to collaboration results in smarter insights, ground-breaking ideas, and greater optimism.


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At McMaster Engineering, we offer you more than a best in-class degree. We offer experiences that help create global-ready, socially-aware citizens through project-based classes, flexible co-op work terms, research opportunities and dozens of clubs and teams.

You are the sum total of your experiences. 

Degree + Co-op: Work Experience Matters at McMaster Engineering 

Throughout the year, a team of 24 from Engineering Co-op and Career Services connect with more than 1,000 employers, bringing them directly to you through over 300 workshops and events annually. We also work with you to help navigate the career exploration, job search, application, interview and offer process.

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Degree + YHM: Get to Know Hamilton

Hamilton is known as The HammerSteeltownThe Ambitious City. It’s also been called the Brooklyn of Canada: the new housing hotspot for Toronto transplants. Hamilton is located less than an hour’s drive from the United States border and only 45 minutes from Toronto, Niagara Falls, Waterloo, and Guelph. An on-campus GO Bus Terminal allows students to commute easily from the Greater Toronto Area.

  • more waterfalls than anywhere else in the world (100+)
  • a thriving art scene
  • a beloved Canadian Football League team
  • endless hiking trails
  • a vibrant music and nightlife culture
  • enough delicious restaurants to impress any foodie

Our Degree Options

Expandable List

Degree (BTech) + Advanced Diploma + Business Management Certificate + minimum of 12 months of co-op work experience.

  • Automation Engineering Technology
  • Automotive and Vehicle Engineering Technology
  • Biotechnology


Computer Science takes the theoretical and brings it to life in practical applications. This is a direct-entry, four year program where students learn programming, software design, systems and theoretical foundations.

  • Honours BASc


  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering*
  • Civil Enginering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Optional (for all disciplines except ChemBio):  & Management* & Society*

*five-year program options


  • Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering with an emphasis on biomedical engineering within a parent discipline (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Engineering Physics, Materials, Mechanical, Mechatronics or Software)
  • Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences with an emphasis on Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship


Engineering Admission Requirements

Connect with McMaster Engineering

Whether you’re interested in undergraduate or graduate studies, the Engineering Recruitment Office is your one-stop-shop for information on all of our programs.

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