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About W Booth School

The W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology within McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering is dedicated to student-centred experiential learning through flexible, adaptable and innovative programs and teaching using state of the art resources and facilities. Our learning environment emphasizes hands-on education and transferable skills to produce engaged graduates ready to serve a diversity of community and societal needs. 

Undergraduate Programs

Seven undergraduate programs, including the McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology Partnership.

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Combined Degree/Diploma
Automotive & Vehicle Engineering Technology
Biotechnology
Automation Engineering Technology

Degree Completion Program
Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology
Energy Engineering Technologies
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Software Engineering Technology

Certificate Programs
Certificate in Technology

Graduate Programs

Five graduate programs focused on tackling complex global challenges through problem-based learning.

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Engineering Design
Engineering and Public Policy
Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Manufacturing Engineering

Our Vision: To be internationally recognized for excellence in practice-based education that produces holistic change leaders and innovators who create sustainable prosperity and positively impact the environment, society and the economy.

We are home to seven undergraduate and five graduate programs. Our unique specializations focus on the cross-section of technology and society. In small classes, students work closely as groups to find creative solutions for a changing world. Our partnership with Mohawk College - a hallmark of the W Booth School since its inception - enables us to provide specialized offerings, including a Bachelor of Technology degree tailored to the needs of industry.

At both the undergraduate and graduate levels, students are immersed in education that is practice-based and innovative.  Students connect with the community, spend time in labs, and work collaboratively with industry as part of their education.

Key Facts

Founded in 2005

Current Enrollment:1,500+ students (undergrad and grad)

Alumni: 2,500 and counting

92% of our alumni are employed in their field of study within six months of graduating

The late Walter G. Booth, a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and 1962 Faculty of Engineering graduate, gave generously to McMaster, the only university willing to take a chance on his non-conventional route through the post-secondary education system.

Student Spotlights

W Booth School Grad Celebrates Dream Job

November 18, 2017 /  Department News

W Booth School Grad Celebrates Dream Job

“Learning is everything,” says W Booth School graduate Maria Topalovic (Master of Engineering and Public Policy, 2010). It’s a philosophy she applies to a range of pursuits in the classroom, community and workplace.

W Booth Alumnus Builds Connected Societies

October 5, 2017 /  Department News

W Booth Alumnus Builds Connected Societies

ICT engineer Mohammed Elneel, a graduate of the W Booth School (Master of Engineering and Public Policy, 2014), is using wireless technologies to help foster regional economic growth.

Graduate of W Booth School Scores Win at 2017 Lion’s Lair Pitch Competition

September 28, 2017 /  Department News

Graduate of W Booth School Scores Win at 2017 Lion’s Lair Pitch Competition

Lion's Lair pitch competition celebrates the fruits of entrepreneurship in the Hamilton community.

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Undergraduate Studies

Combined Degree/Diploma

High school or post-secondary transfer students earn a degree, diploma, and 12 months of work experience in 4.5 years of study.

Program Streams:

Degree Completion Program

College and University graduates advance directly to level 3 of a degree.  Flexible evening and weekend courses make it possible for technologists and internationally educated professionals to gain Canadian credentials while working.

Program Streams:

Certificate Programs

Certificate in Technology: Canadian and internationally educated professionals advance their career with evening and weekend courses in technology and leadership.

Graduate Studies

Our customized graduate studies learning methodology reflects core subject matter viewed through a market-driven, experiential learning lens. Curriculum is structured so that academics converge with learning by practice in real time. Creativity and innovation are nurtured throughout this educational experience. Program graduates will have a set of technical and professional skills that enable an enhanced range of career choices in tomorrow’s world.

We offer Master of Engineering Programs specializing in:

Featured Initiatives:

  • Practitioner's Forum
  • Innovation Studio
    • An Initiative of the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology where students learn how to pursue value creation through the practice of thought leadership, interdisciplinary initiatives and community building.

2017-18 Timetable of Graduate Courses

 

Why Enrol?

Benefits from Attending the W Booth School:

  • Gain marketable technical, leadership and entrepreneurial skills
  • Access state of the art facilities and labs – including the new "Learning Factory" at W Booth
  • Connect with technical and business mentors
  • Build professional networks
  • Apply for generous bursaries and scholarships
W Booth School

 

Project Profiles

Community Shines at W Booth School Innovation Showcase

December 13, 2017 /  Department News

Community Shines at W Booth School Innovation Showcase

The fall semester of Innovation Studio wrapped up this month with a public showcase event in downtown Hamilton.

W Booth School Extends a Helping Hand to Local Innovators

November 10, 2017 /  Department News

W Booth School Extends a Helping Hand to Local Innovators

The W Booth School helps innovators from the wider community realize their dreams.

W Booth School Grad Students Help Keep Trains Moving

September 25, 2017 /  Department News

W Booth School Grad Students Help Keep Trains Moving

Two W Booth School grad students, Iqbal Singh and Manpreet Sidhu, helped CN address an innovation challenge related to the braking system of transcontinental trains operating in extreme cold temperatures.

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