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Emerging Engineering Leaders

Our focus is on educating emerging engineering leaders - these are students who have the technical know-how, innovative thinking, communications and business skills necessary to implement big ideas within a company or by starting a new one. 

We offer innovative programming, both inside and outside the classroom, to inspire our students, setting them on the path to becoming tomorrow's groundbreaking thought leaders and innovators.  

 

Whether it's through our brand new Minor in Innovation, longstanding Engineering & Management program, one of a kind Bachelor of Technology program, or innovative Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences program, the options to study both engineering & business are widespread.

Engineering & Management

This prestigious 5-year program is 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.

Graduates can qualify for an accelerated MBA at McMaster!

Bachelor of Technology

25% of the courses in the Bachelor of Technology programs are on management and busines topics. Students graduate with a Business Management certificate from Mohawk College. 

Students can gain advanced credit towards a Master of Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Minor in Innovation

The new Minor in Innovation is offered jointly by the Faculty of Engineering & DeGroote School of Business, in parthership with The Forge. 7-8 courses are required to complete the minor, including: 

  • From Founder to CEO
  • Sprint Methodologies
  • Persuasion, Pitching Skills, & Marketing

iBioMed

Students in the Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences program complete a series of project-based design courses intended to develop their working knowledge of contemporary issues related to society, ethics, and professionalism while developing biomedical engineering solutions to real-world healthcare problems.

Scholarships for innovators

What's your BIG IDEA? Tell us how you plan to make a positive impact through engineering and you could win a $12,000 scholarship! 6 scholarships at $3,000 also available.

Apply now

DECA Alumni Scholarship: Involved in DECA in high school? Complete our scholarship application and you could win $5,000 (multiple scholarships available)!

Apply now

DECA Ontario

McMaster Engineering has started an exciting new partnership with DECA Ontario. Through conferences and competitions, DECA instills professionalism and prepares high school students to respond to authentic business cases and market demands.

The faculty is sponsoring the organization, attending regional events, offering $5,000 DECA scholarships, and sponsoring the GRIT Tank Competition at the Provincial competition in 2019.

Learn how being part of DECA helped some of our McMaster Engineering students. 

Engineering Innovation News

A celebration of big ideas to create a brighter world

October 5, 2018

A celebration of big ideas to create a brighter world

On Thursday night, the Faculty of Engineering hosted their first ever Big Ideas Pitch Night at McMaster’s University Club.

Painting tool developed by McMaster iBioMed students wins national design award for accessibility

October 3, 2018

Painting tool developed by McMaster iBioMed students wins national design award for accessibility

Three students in McMaster’s Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences (iBioMed) program are taking a first-year class project to patent as first place winners of Universities Canada’s Innovative Design for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition.

In the news: Innovation minor at Mac will help students better understand the intersection of technology and entrepreneurship

August 27, 2018 / Source: The Hamilton Spectator

In the news: Innovation minor at Mac will help students better understand the intersection of technology and entrepreneurship

Students now offered an academic minor in innovation.

Start (me) up

August 17, 2018 / Source: The McMaster Daily News

Start (me) up

Folks working with The Forge, McMaster’s startup incubator, have a lot of creative ideas to solve a lot of different problems – and are getting help from Mac to turn their ideas into marketable reality.

Faculty of Engineering students take top prizes at 2018 Forge Student Startup Competition

March 28, 2018

Faculty of Engineering students take top prizes at 2018 Forge Student Startup Competition

Two McMaster Engineering student entrepreneurs and health tech startups took home top prizes at this year’s Forge Student Startup Competition, held on March 22 at CIBC Hall.

Big Ideas: A tape measure for colour

August 9, 2018

Big Ideas: A tape measure for colour

Eyeing up Matthew Sheridan’s success would make any ambitious entrepreneur green with envy. And thanks to Sheridan and his game-changing portable invention, the Nix Pro Colour Sensor, the world can now measure exactly that shade of green.