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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.

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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

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About This Program

McMaster University Certificate in Technology

The Certificate in Technology is 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.

Possession of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the Certificate in Technology Program. Admission will be considered on a case-by-case basis and is not guaranteed. See the Admission Requirements tab for more information.

Students who complete the Technology Leadership Certificate cannot apply directly to the Bachelor of Technology Degree Program.

Application Information

McMaster University Certificate Admission Requirements

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%.

How to Apply

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

2. Arrange for your official transcripts for all post-secondary work completed, to 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 213
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 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

Deadlines to Apply:

Term Application Deadline Transcript Submission Deadline
Winter 2022 November 15, 2021 December 1, 2021
Spring 2022 March 15, 2022 April 1, 2022
Fall 2022 July 15, 2022 August 1, 2022

Current Student Information

Course Registration

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. Fall 2022 upload link will become available in July.


Certificate Requirements and Course Offerings

List of FIVE Required Courses for Certificates in Technology

How to View Courses via MOSAIC for Certificate

*Please note that you may only complete your 5 required Certificate courses. Taking additional courses is not permitted.*






Frequently Asked Questions About the Certificate in Technology

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 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!

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 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. 

What will it say on my degree when I graduate?

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

How long does the program take to complete?

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.

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. 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.

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 letter 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.