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Bachelor of Technology (BTech)

The W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology offers the Bachelor of Technology program in response to the needs of today’s innovation-based industries. Earn a BTech Degree from McMaster University, as well as an Advanced Technology Diploma and Business Management Certificate from Mohawk College. 

What is the Bachelor of Technology? 

The BTech program positions you to be at the forefront of change in engineering industries. With a unique blend of theory and practice, students spend more than 750 hours in lab settings applying engineering principles to develop innovative technical solutions.

With 25 percent of the curriculum devoted to business and management courses, graduates lead by example on a technical level, while also leading strategy and building business in corporate boardrooms. Average class sizes of 60-80 students means more interaction with your professors and a close knit student community.

Programs of Specializations

Automation Engineering Technology

Prepare yourself for a career in automation through this multidisciplinary program with subjects from chemical, mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering.

Automotive & Vehicle Engineering Technology

Learn the skills and theoretical knowledge you will need to design and manufacture automotive and vehicle components, systems, and cars of the future.

Biotechnology

With the combination of theoretical foundation and lab experience, you will be prepared for success in areas in genetic engineering and bioprocessing.

How Does Co-op Work?

Your professional career starts in your first year with an introductory co-op course. Throughout the year, a team of 18 staff from the Engineering Co-op and Career Services office connect with more than 1,000 employers, bringing them directly to you through over 300 workshops and events annually. We also work with you to help navigate the career exploration, job search, application, interview and offer process.

Beginning as early as the summer after your first year, you can begin completing four-month co-op positions. In Winter term of your 3rd year, you’ll have the option to complete longer, more immersive eight month position positions. 

100% of BTech students graduate with co-op. With at least 12 months of work experience when you graduate, you’ll ready to hit the ground running in a career.

Find out more about where and how you can work.

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Let's Get Down to Business: 

With 25% of the curriculum devoted to business and management courses, graduates lead by example on a technical level, while also leading strategy and building business in corporate boardrooms.

We are the only school in North America with an accredited business program within an engineering technology degree!

 
PLUS, you'll graduate with a Business Management Certificate.

“I really enjoy the balance of the technical courses as well as the management courses we take throughout our time here. Entering first year, I was confident that I would want to pursue a career in the technical field, but two years later, I find myself enjoying the management side so much more! I really appreciate the program structure because it allowed me to discover my interests and passion.” - Angel, Automation Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Technology programs receive business school accreditation

February 6, 2020

Bachelor of Technology programs receive business school accreditation

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) grants accreditation to three programs in the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Robyn - Automotive & Vehicle Engineering Technology

Robyn - Automotive & Vehicle Engineering Technology

"B.Tech. is a unique program because it is more hands-on and we focus on learning technical skills. I chose McMaster because of this program - it is different and fits my learning style and personality. You won't find another program like it."

Deepanjan - Automation Engineering Technology

"Whether it's the lectures or the labs, the BTech program focuses a lot of time and effort in all of the courses on applications and real-life scenarios from the theory gained. The labs, in particular, are very fun and engaging while also preparing you for a career in the industry!"

Julianne - Biotechnology

Julianne - Biotechnology

"I see myself working in the environmental or agricultural technology sectors. I chose Biotechnology at McMaster because I thought it really demonstrated the perfect relationship between technology and the natural world."

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Aaron - Automotive & Vehicle Engineering Technology

“In the future, I want to work for a company that designs hybrid electric vehicles as well as work in the heavy industries. The BTech program sets me up perfectly for the role and even gives me an edge. The combination of specific courses that we take, the practical labs, and the coop experiences gives me a head start in the industry.” 

George - Automation Engineering Technology

George - Automation Engineering Technology

"We get a lot of hands-on experience in labs and design courses and have small classes, where we have the opportunity to talk more with professors. In our co-op, we interact a lot with industry and try to understand what they need to make improvements in their fields."

Julia - Biotechnology

“Whilst pitching myself during co-op interviews, mentioning that I already obtained 100+ hours of hands-on experience within a biotech laboratory, stood out to the employer. Additionally, having the chance to explore the more "corporate" side of the biotech field through courses such as operations management, quality assurance, entrepreneurship, and marketing; piqued my interest in further following this route in terms of a career.” 

The Bachelor of Technology Advantage

McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering welcomes you to the #FireballFamily. Meet Patrick, Maria, and Professor Mike Justason to learn more about the Bachelor of Technology program! They are here to share where you can go when you graduate with your BTech Degree, Advanced Diploma, Business Management Certificate, and 12 months of co-op work experience!

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The McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC)

The McMaster Automotive Resource Centre is one of Canada’s leading research facilities in electric & hybrid vehicles where researchers, students and industry professionals are working to solve the issues facing the automotive industry. Our BTech Automotive students spend significant time here throughout their undergrad. 

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Friendship at W Booth School Sparks High Tech Start Up

June 5, 2018

Friendship at W Booth School Sparks High Tech Start Up

Fourth year students Cole Kirschner and Nathan Cawte are bullish on the future of predictive technology applied to human health.

Tom Wanyama named Lab Director for the Learning Factory

March 12, 2021

Tom Wanyama named Lab Director for the Learning Factory

Tom Wanyama, Chair of the Automation Engineering Technology program in the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology, has been selected to lead the Learning Factory as the Lab Director.

BTech’s Timber Yuen wins 2021 MSU Teaching Award

April 12, 2021

BTech’s Timber Yuen wins 2021 MSU Teaching Award

Chair of Bachelor of Technology’s automotive program recognized for innovative teaching style and caring approach

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