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Emerging Engineering Leaders

Business, Meet McMaster Engineering. Our team of recruiters toured the USA, travelling from our home base in Hamilton, Ont., to meet top students at two of the world's biggest student competitions: FIRST Robotics World Championship in Detroit and the DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando this April. #MeetMacEng

We love DECA students. Just like DECA, McMaster Engineering's focus is on educating emerging engineering leaders who have the technical know-how, innovative thinking, communications and business skills necessary to implement big ideas to create a brighter world within a company or by starting a new one. We hope you met one of the world's top ranked universities in Orlando at ICDC. 

We have a special partnership with DECA, including 10 scholarships valued at $15,000 for DECA alumni worldwide and sponsorship of competitions in Ontario and beyond.

DECA, did you meet McMaster Engineering in Orlando?

We were the only Canadian engineering school to support DECA's International Career Development Conference in Orlando from April 27-30. Check out this recap of our visit.


Are you a DECA participant?

Are you a DECA participant?

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


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.

McMaster Engineering is home to DECA alumni

McMaster Engineering has an exciting 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.

Aside from scholarships, we also sponsored the GRIT Tank Competition at the Provincial competition in 2019.

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

HOW WE RANK: Top 100 university globally, top 10 engineering school in Canada.

McMaster places second in world for global impact

April 3, 2019

McMaster places second in world for global impact

McMaster University has placed second in the world in a new international ranking that recognizes the impact universities are making in their own countries and on a global scale.

McMaster Engineering disciplines ranked among the world’s best

July 30, 2018

McMaster Engineering disciplines ranked among the world’s best

ShanghaiRanking, a top higher education ranking, rated 16 McMaster Engineering academic disciplines among the best in the world.

McMaster wins Global Teaching Excellence Award

July 20, 2018 / Source: McMaster Daily News

McMaster wins Global Teaching Excellence Award

McMaster has won the prestigious Global Teaching Excellence Award based on the strength of its experiential learning opportunities, a commitment to global engagement and the work of the Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Excellence in Teaching.