MMRI Industrial Training Program – Faculty of Engineering
Student standing by machine in MMRI

McMaster Industrial Training Program

The McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI) at McMaster University offers a problem-based educational program in the area of advanced manufacturing.

How the program works

In this training program, you’ll take multiple one-day modules on topics in advanced manufacturing. You’ll work side-by-side experts in the field to develop your problem-solving skills.

  • Make connections with employers

  • Solve a real industry problem in a hands-on final project

  • Earn certificates from McMaster University

What training includes

The MMRI Industrial Training Program offers over 30 modules of specialized training in nine core areas:

Materials, Machining, Processes, Design, Industry 4.0, Surfaces, Polymers, Programming and Management.

The MMRI Industrial Training Program is designed to complement an existing skillset acquired through previous education.

Modules are being offered on an ongoing basis and you can apply at any time.

Develop your own custom course by selecting modules that target your individual needs and interests. Earn a course certificate in one area by completing 4 modules from that area, 2 other modules of your choice and a relevant project representing 8-10 hours of effort. 

All courses, consultations and project work are currently being offered online.

3 easy steps to get started

Apply to the program.

Upon admittance to the program, you will consult with a program advisor to determine the best course selection for you. Together, you will discuss learning objectives, challenges, and project ideas to ensure that you benefit as much as possible from the program. Details about your consultation will be provided with your acceptance.

For Undergraduate Students: You will be asked to select the courses you are interested in when you apply. These courses will appear in your Avenue to Learn within the next few days after your application is submitted.

Courses are being offered on an ongoing basis. Start anytime.

Frequently asked questions

This program is designed for industry professionals, whether you entered the working world with a college diploma or earned a PhD. As a specialized, skill-building further education opportunity in advanced manufacturing, the program will complement your prior experience and education, and challenge you to find solutions to today’s problems. It will help you develop new skills and knowledge that will prepare you to confidently meet the future of manufacturing and take you further in your career.

ActivityCost per microcredential
Online module delivery ($50 per module)$300
Final project$200
Total cost$500

A microcredential requires 4 stream-related modules, 2 elective modules, and 1 project. 

With VLS funding from the province, we are able to offer the Machining stream free of charge.

Yes. Courses will continue to be offered after the current cycle at the regular tuition price.

Under these unusual circumstances, we will be offering all our courses online. Where project work requires lab presence, personal protective equipment combined with appropriate distancing will keep students and staff safe.

Yes, select courses, marked (*) are available to McMaster undergraduate students, and the fees for these courses are covered by McMaster Engineering Co-op and Career Services.