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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.

Small classes, big opportunities.

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.

Bachelor of Technology (4.5 years)

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.

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Click to view sample jobs and employers for each BTech stream:

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.

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“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

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Hear from Current BTech Students:

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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.”

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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.”

Learn More About Mac Eng Student Experience through the Fireball Diaries

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George - Automation Systems 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.”

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!

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.

Read about BTech Success:

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Friendship at W Booth School Sparks High Tech Start Up Read More

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

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Tom Wanyama named Lab Director for the Learning Factory Learn More

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 Learn More

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

Explore the many ways you'll be supported throughout your undergraduate experience in the Faculty of Engineering


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Kavya Divakarla, BTech '13, MASc '15, PhD'18 Learn More

Process Automation, Electrical Engineering | Driven to Succeed

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Adriana Perri, BTech '16 Learn More

Biotechnology | BTech Biotechnology alumna shares her experiences working at The Estée Lauder Companies Canada

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Devon Scardamaglia, BTech '16 Learn More

Translating medical reality into digital stories

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Mitchell Kos, BTech '17 Learn More

Automotive Technology | Ready to launch; Ready for take-off!