Certificate in Technology – Faculty of Engineering

Certificate in Technology

Take five specialized technology courses in the evenings and weekends to gain a Technology Leadership Certificate from McMaster University.

5 courses
Certificate in Technology


Multiple disciplines

The Certificate in Technology is offered in three disciplines:

  • Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology
  • Power & Energy Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology


Students registered in the Certificate in Technology Program must complete five required technical courses (15 units) to be determined by the Program Chair at the time of admission.

Admission requirements

Academic Prerequisites

Students who wish to enter either program must have at least one of:

  1. A recognized degree in technology, science or engineering
  2. An advanced diploma from an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology
  3. Equivalent qualifications as assessed by the certificate/diploma admissions committee

Admission will be considered on a case-by-case basis and is not guaranteed.

Anticipated Admission Range
Minimum 70%

Application information

1. Complete the Certificate in Technology Application Form. Please note that this document is two pages in length, and both pages must be filled and submitted in advance of the application deadlines listed below. Email the completed form to btechdc@mcmaster.ca.

2. Arrange for your official transcripts for all post-secondary work completed to be submitted. If your post-secondary institutions allow for e-transcripts please note that they may be sent to btechdc@mcmaster.ca, or they can be mailed in a sealed envelope, directly from the issuing institution. Official transcripts can be mailed in a sealed envelope to the address below:

Degree Completion Program
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology
Engineering Technology Building (ETB) Room 207
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON, L8S 0A3

Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions e-transcripts issued directly from the issuing institution will also be accepted. If your post-secondary institutions allow for e-transcripts please note that they must be sent to btechdc@mcmaster.ca. E-transcripts sent to other McMaster email addresses cannot be accepted.

Note: Applicants with international credentials must have their transcripts evaluated by World Education Services. We require a WES course-by-course with an overall GPA assessment to be completed and submitted to btechdc@mcmaster.ca

TermApplication DeadlineTranscript Submission Deadline
Winter 2024November 15, 2023December 1, 2023
Spring/Summer 2024March 31, 2024April 7, 2024
Fall 2023July 15, 2023August 1, 2023
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Courses and requirements

In order to register for courses each term you will need to complete a Certificate Registration Form. You may not submit this form unless you have received an Offer of Admission to a Certificate Program.

Once complete, please upload the file to the appropriate link listed below. Please note that you must name your file appropriately, and should use the following naming conventions: SEPTCert_STUDENT#_Enroll.doc OR SEPTCert_LASTNAME_Enroll.doc.

The link for Fall 2024 course registration will be updated here in June, closer to when enrolment opens on June 20th.

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Frequently asked questions

McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering and Mohawk College’s School of Engineering Technology have partnered to offer skills-based engineering technology education at the university level.

Our one of a kind certificate in Technology and certificate in Technology Leadership allow those who have already completed a college or university diploma or degree and are working in the industry to upgrade their technical and managerial skills with evening and weekend courses.

The McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology partnership is the first of its kind in Canada. You won’t find a program like this anywhere else!

Classes are typically held at McMaster University in the state-of-the-art Engineering Technology Building (ETB); however, some courses may be offered at McMaster Automotive Research Centre (MARC) on Longwood Road South. The B.Tech. program administrative offices, as well as academic advising services and co-op and career services are located on the McMaster University campus.

Students will have access to clubs and student organizations, as well as academic and support facilities at both McMaster University and Mohawk College.

Students are conferred a certificate from McMaster University in Technology or Technology Leadership.

There is a two year (six term) time limit for you to complete the program.

Students who are working while studying should not take more than 2 or 3 courses per academic term.

Classes are offered one day per week, Monday to Friday for three hours (6:30 pm – 9:30pm) and Saturday (9:00 am  – 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm).

Students in the Degree Completion Program have already completed a university degree or college advanced diploma in a science or technology field. Our Degree Completion Program allows these students to bridge to a four-year B.Tech. Degree through evening and weekend study.

If you meet our admission requirements you may be eligible for our Degree Completion Program. You would have to apply on OUAC for eligibility to our program. Courses successfully completed as part of your certificate or diploma program may be applied towards your degree.

For information on scholarships or bursaries for part time and continuing education students, please see McMaster University’s Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.

McMaster’s Student Accessibility Services will be glad to be of service to you and answer any questions that you may have.

How to apply

Understand every step, from applying, to accepting your offer and joining us on campus!

W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

We blend our focus between academic theory, engineering practice and understanding how to leverage technology to create solutions and produce value for society.