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Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.)

Certificate in Technology

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

Current Student Inquiries:

Phone:
+1 905.525.9140 x 21644
Office:
ETB 509
Future Student Information

Overview

Program Overview

Many technologists find, after working in industry for a few years, that they need additional education and training in order to be more effective in their positions and to advance professionally. These additional needs are concerned with both general leadership and supervision skills (i.e. management) and advanced technical knowledge and skills. If you would like to supplement your career with additional education but do not want to upgrade to a degree, the diploma or certificate program is for you! The certificate/diploma programs are designed to meet these needs by utilizing Bachelor of Technology courses, which are being offered evenings and on Saturdays.

Program Learning Objectives

These programs incorporate the following learning objectives:

  • Develop and interpret financial systems used by technology organizations
  • Develop an understanding of human behaviour and interpersonal skills for analyzing organizational situations
  • Understand and apply principles of entrepreneurship for emerging businesses in the Canadian context
  • Know and be able to use project management methodology 
  • Develop additional leadership and/or advanced technology skills
  • Conduct oneself in an ethical manner when making decisions

About This Program

McMaster University Certificate in Technology

Offered in four disciplines:

  • Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology
  • Software Engineering Technology (formerly Computing and Information 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.

McMaster University Technology Leadership Certificate

The Technology Leadership Certificate Program focuses on  additional skills needed by graduate technologists.  The courses are oriented towards the needs of technologists already working in industry.

Students registered in the Technology Leadership Certificate Program must complete five courses (15 units). 

  • GEN TECH 3EE3 C100 - ENGINEERING ECONOMICS 
  • GEN TECH 3FS3 C100 - FINANCIAL SYSTEMS
  • GEN TECH 3MP3 C100 - MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES 
  • GEN TECH 4PM3 C100 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • GEN TECH 4SE3 C100 - TECHNOLOGY ETHICS AND SUSTAINABILITY

Admission Requirements

McMaster University Certificate

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

In recent years, the admission average cut-off for this program has been 70%.

Note: Students who enter the certificate program and choose other Bachelor of Technology courses must satisfy the prerequisite requirements for such courses

Deadline to Apply

Program Start Date
Deadline to Apply
January 2018
December 15, 2017
May 2018
April 15, 2018

How to Apply

  1. Complete Certificate in Technology Application Form. Please email the completed form to Program Administrator, Grace Ferracuti, at ferracu@mcmaster.ca or mailed to the address in #2.
  2. Arrange for official transcripts for all post-secondary work completed, mailed in an unopened envelope directly from the issuing institution. Official transcripts can be mailed directly to Program Administrator, Grace Ferracuti, at the address: McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology Programs, Engineering Technology Building Room 213, 1280 Main St. W, Hamilton, ON L8S 0A3.
  3. Complete the Supplementary Form. Please email the completed form to Program Administrator, Grace Ferracuti, at ferracu@mcmaster.ca or mailed to the address in #2. (Note: your application will not be considered complete until we have received the completed Supplementary Form.)
  4. Registration Process:
    1. Complete the Certificate in Technology Registration Form.  Please email the completed form to Program Administrator, Grace Ferracuti, at ferracu@mcmaster.ca or mailed to the address in #2.
    2. Enroll in Courses via MOSAIC (You must complete 5 classes in order to complete the Certificate. Additionally, enroll in WHMIS 1A00 if you have not already completed this course.)
    3. View Courses via MOSAIC for Certificate
    4. View Courses via MOSAIC for L3

FIVE Required Courses for Certificate in Technology

2017 FALL TIMETABLES
CIVIL ENGINEERING INFASTRUCTURE TECHNOLOGY
MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
POWER AND ENERGY ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

2018 WINTER TIMETABLES
CIVIL ENGINEERING INFASTRUCTURE TECHNOLOGY
MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
POWER AND ENERGY ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

2018 SPRING/SUMMER TIMETABLES
CIVIL ENGINEERING INFRASTRUCTRE TECHNOLOGY
MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
POWER AND ENERGY ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Application Deadlines
Program Start Date Deadline to Apply
Spring April 15
Fall August 15
Winter December 15

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About the Certificate in Technology or Technology Leadership

What is the Bachelor of Technology Certificate Program?

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 and diploma program in Technology and 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!

Where is B.Tech. located?

Classes are typically held at McMaster University in the state-of-the-art Engineering Technology Building (ETB); however, some courses may be offered at one of the Mohawk College campuses. 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. 

What will it say on my degree when I graduate?

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

How long does the program take to complete?

The length of time it takes to complete the program is highly dependent on course availability, as well as each student’s academic ability and employment situation.

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

When are classes offered?

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).

What is the B.Tech. Degree Completion Program?

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.

Can I apply to transfer into the Degree Completion Program?

If you meet our admission requirements you may be eligible for our Degree Completion Program. Courses successfully completed as part of your certificate or diploma program may be applied towards your degree.

Application and Admission Procedures

How do I apply to the program?

Apply to the program through our McMaster University office by completing the application and registration forms found online here » If admitted, a registration package will be sent out to you electronically summarizing your course selections and other relevant information.

When can I begin?

Students can choose to begin studies at the beginning of each academic term in September, January or May. Please apply at least 4 – 6 weeks prior to the start of your initial academic term. The deadline date for the University to receive full payment of your fees is by the first day of class.

What is the admission average?

Students 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. or, equivalent qualifications as assessed by the certificate/diploma admissions committee.

In recent years, we have required students to have a minimum Cumulative Average of between 70% and 75%.

Tuition, Registration, & Student Services

What is the cost of tuition?

The fees schedule can be found on the McMaster website here.

Are there any scholarships for B.Tech. students?

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 »

I have a disability and require accommodations. Who should I contact to make appropriate arrangements?

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

Required Courses

Required Courses Per Certificate