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Departments, Schools & Programs

Departments

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is comprised of McMaster Engineering's seven core, world-class academic departments, including Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computing & Software, Electrical & Computer Software, Engineering Physics, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.

Department of Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering at McMaster University

Department of Civil Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering

Building Healthier Communities to Create a Brighter World

Department of Computing and Software

Department of Computing and Software

The Department of Computing and Software focuses on the principles and methods of computation and of development of high-quality software.

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Electrifying the world of engineering.

Department of Engineering Physics

Department of Engineering Physics

The study of physics concepts as they apply to engineering.

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Developing new materials and the characterization of their properties.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is an engineering discipline that involves the application of principles of physics for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems.

Schools

The School of Engineering Practice and Technology (W Booth) provides interdisciplinary graduate education through experiential learning, mentorship, and a student-centred learning experience with real-world applications for tomorrow’s leaders. The McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering provides research-based, interdisciplinary graduate level programs in biomedical engineering. 

McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering

McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering

Pushing the boundaries of discovery and improving the lives of future generations

W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Where Learning, Practice and Technology Meet

Unique Five Year Programs

McMaster Engineering's unique five-year programs offer students a top-notch engineering education in combination with areas, such as health sciences, business and the broader university experience. 

Engineering & Management

Engineering & Management

A unique five year program that integrates the technical education of the engineer with a business education for management.

Engineering & Society

Engineering & Society

Exploring the human side of engineering is the purpose of the five-year Engineering & Society program, which examines the complex interactions between technology and society

Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences (iBioMed)

Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences (iBioMed)

Transforming healthcare challenges into new learning experiences through hands-on, entrepreneurial projects focused on solving real-world problems.

Minors

Minor in Innovation

Minor in Innovation

Offered jointly by the Faculty of Engineering and the DeGroote School of Business, the Minor in Innovation is designed to give students the tools they need to succeed in today's fast-paced, innovation-driven marketplace. The minor is open to all McMaster University students.

Minor in Sustainability

Minor in Sustainability

The Interdisciplinary Minor in Sustainability has a goal to develop student’s interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of sustainability.

Minor in African Diaspora Studies

Minor in African Diaspora Studies

The Interdisciplinary Minor in African and African Diaspora Studies is made up of courses spanning across more than a dozen departments. A Minor in African and African Diaspora Studies provides students with in-depth understanding of African and African-diaspora peoples and societies around the world.

Minor in Community Engagement

Minor in Community Engagement

Designed to provide a foundation of knowledge and skills for participation in communities regardless of one’s primary field of study, the Interdisciplinary Minor in Community Engagement allows students to deepen and expand their understanding of communities and develop skills for principled and effective engagement. The interdisciplinary nature of the minor allows for a broad knowledge base from which to establish relationships with a range of communities both locally and globally.

Minor in Globalization

Minor in Globalization

The minor in Globalization Studies provides students with the opportunity to explore the complex idea of globalization from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Students will have the opportunity to complete courses from the Social Sciences, Humanities, Health Sciences and Science faculties that cover a wide variety of themes related to globalization, and will be able to tailor their course selection according to their interests.

For a complete list of minors, please refer to McMaster University's Academic Calendar.

Concurrent Second Degree

Mix and match your education with a concurrent second degree* in another field. With Engineering as your primary degree, you’ll have the chance to complete a 3 year Bachelor of Arts simultaneously in areas of study such as: 

By combining skills in two fields, you’ll increase your employability. A concurrent arts degree can help you develop the soft skills engineering firms want. 

Students interested in a concurrent second degree in one of the above areas should contact their Academic Advisor in the summer prior to their first year of study.  

*Note: concurrent second degrees typically extend your enrollment period to 5 years of full-time study.