Practice – Faculty of Engineering
Dan Centea and a student, Angel Liang, work together in the Learning Factory.

Practice at the W Booth School

  • The Learning Factory

    The Learning Factory introduces advanced manufacturing technologies to students and industry partners and provides the opportunity to work on hands-on projects to improve individual manufacturing processes.

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  • Booth Research and Innovation Cluster (BRIC)

    BRIC is a one stop shop for industry and community for their innovation challenges in the areas of AI/ML, Computational modeling, Biotechnology, eHealth, Environmental Excellence Robotics, and Automation.

    Learn about the cluster

Engineering Technology Building, Room B103

At 12 computer workstations, students learn to program Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), microcontrollers and robotic systems. They also construct and test circuits using principles of electricity and electronics.

Engineering Technology Building, Room 311

This state-of-the-art biosafety Level 2 facility is home to a bioreactor which cultivates cells to produce antibiotics, vaccines and organic acids. In addition, this lab houses a Biochemical Analyser and Biosafety Cabinet, as well as Fluorescent Microscope to view cells and cell components, DNA, and protein molecules that have been stained with fluorescents.

The lab also houses an advanced Gel Documentation System for image capturing, thermal cycler for using real-time PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) to replicate DNA, High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) system for the analysis of protein molecules, and a solid state bioreactor to cultivate microorganisms on a packed bed.


Dr. Faiez Alani
Associate professor
1-905-525-9140 ext. 20284

Mohawk College, Fennell Campus, Room E030

In this lab, students work on pilot scale unit operations, experiencing true-to-life use of equipment that exists in the chemical industry today. They also learn to operate and control small and pilot scale bioreactors.

Engineering Technology Building, Room 312

Used for introductory courses in chemistry and analytical chemistry.


Dr. Faiez Alani
Associate professor
1-905-525-9140 ext. 20284

ETB classrooms are used by BTech students in all levels for lectures and are fully equipped with audio and visual technologies. Students follow along on projection screens at the front of the classroom. The largest classroom in the building holds a maximum of 80 students.

Engineering Technology Building, Room B104

This computer lab seats 50 students at workstations with 24” monitors. Pairs of students share a second instruction monitor which is controlled by the lab instructor. The coolest part of this computer lab? There aren’t actually any computers in it! Each workstation uses a virtual desktop infrastructure to connect remotely to the main server located in a completely different part of the building

Engineering Technology Building, Room 234

The PACE (Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education) Lab established by General Motors (GM) and PACE Partners Autodesk, HP, Oracle and Siemens PLM Software at McMaster University gives engineering and technology students a global edge as they prepare for careers in the international world of design and engineering.

PACE software on the computers includes Siemens PLM Software NX and Teamcenter, Catia, Autodesk Alias Design, Maya, and Sketchbook Pro.

Engineering Technology Building, Room B107

Students use rapid prototyping equipment (3D printers), CNC machines, and other power and hand tools to bring their 3D designs to life using a variety of materials (metal, plastic, wood, etc.). This lab is used by all students as needed for project work.

Engineering Technology Building, Room B106

In this Energy Engineering Technologies research lab, students and faculty conduct ground-breaking research on developing a “smart grid” for Ontario’s power industry. Funded by the generous contributions of major industry players such as Hydro One, SEL, ETAP Canada Ltd., Siemens, as well as the National Science and Engineering and Research Council, this lab and an identical one at Mohawk college, are truly state-of-the-art.