Skip to main content
Degree Options:

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech. Co-op)

Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology

Learn about the evaluation, inspection, repair, and rehabilitation, as well as decision making and asset management of various infrastructures from both technical and managerial points of view.

Current Student Inquiries:

+1 905.525.9140 x 20160
ETB 213
Future Student Information


Our unique “diploma to degree” program is tailor-made for college graduates wishing to upgrade their education and further their careers. All eligible program entrants receive two years’ worth of advanced credit from their previously completed college diploma or university degree.

There are 24 courses required to complete your 4 year McMaster University degree. Seventeen core technical courses cover advanced curriculum in math, materials, fluids, structural analysis and design, municipal hydraulics, environmental impact and sustainability, and geotechnical engineering.  Seven management courses complement your studies.

 Graduates commonly work in the residential and ICI sectors, for the government at all levels, and in private sector consulting and sales. 

Sample Careers: 

  • Civil Engineer (EIT), City of Hamilton
  • Project Estimator/Coordinator, AECON
  • Highway Designer, Stantec
  • Project Manager - Facilities Engineering, Region of Waterloo
  • Constuction Coordinator, Maple Reindeers Group
  • Owner, Red Line Group

Further Study

  • M.Eng. Design, McMaster University
  • M.Eng. Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Master of Architecture, University of Calgary
  • M.A.Sc. Civil Engineering, McMaster University
  • M.Eng. Geotechnical and Geoenvirontmental Engineering, Western University


Program Structure

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

A flexible evening and weekend schedule runs for 12 months of the year (3 semesters), giving students the option to work full-time while completing the program.




CIVTECH 3GE3 - Geotechnical Materials and Analysis
CIVTECH 3GT3 - Geotechnical Design
CIVTECH 3SA3 - Structural Analysis
CIVTECH 4ED3 - Senior Engineering Design Project
CIVTECH 4MH3 - Hydraulic Engineering
CIVTECH 4RC3 - Reinforced Concrete & Masonry Design
CIVTECH 4SD3 - Structural Steel Design
ENGTECH 3MA3 - Mathematics
ENGTECH 3ML3 - Strength of Materials
ENGTECH 3SD3 - Statics & Dynamics
ENGTECH 3SP3 - Structure & Properties of Materials
ENGTECH 3ST3 - Probability & Statistics
ENGTECH 4MA3 - Advanced Mathematics
ENGTECH 4TF3 - Mechanics of Fluids
GENTECH 3EE3 - Engineering Economics
GENTECH 3FS3 - Financial Systems
GENTECH 3MP3 - Management Principles
GENTECH 4PM3 - Project Management
GENTECH 4SE3 - Technology Ethics and Sustainability
WHMIS 1A00 - Introduction to Health and Safety

Infrastructure Course List A (Choose 2)
CIVTECH 3PM3 - Pavement Management
CIVTECH 3TP3 - Transportation Planning and Modelling
CIVTECH 4LU3 - Advanced Land Use Planning
CIVTECH 4WT3 - Municipal Engineering
ENGTECH 4FA3 - Finite Element Analysis

Infrastructure Course List B (Choose 1)
CIVTECH 4BC3 - Building Science
CIVTECH 4BD3 - Bridge Design, Maintenance and Repair
CIVTECH 4UM3 - Asset Management

MANAGEMENT ELECTIVES (choose 2 of the following 7)
GENTECH 3DM3 - Creativity, Innovation and Technology
GENTECH 3EN3 - Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovation
GENTECH 3TC3 - Technical Communications
GENTECH 4EM3 - Legal and Regulatory Issues
GENTECH 4LM3 - Lean Thinking and Practices
GENTECH 4SF3 - Strategic Management
GENTECH 4ST3 - Contemporary Issues In Management

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold an advanced technology diploma (3 year) or equivalent in related technology field with a minimum cumulative GPA of 75% in one of the following fields: 

  • Architectural Technology 
  • Civil Engineering Technology 
  • Construction Engineering Technology 

Additional Notes

  • If your cumulative GPA is between 70-75%, or if it has been more than 10 years since you completed your qualifying education, please consider applying to the Technology Certificate program which, upon completion, may qualify you for admission into the B.Tech. Degree Completion program.
  • Applicants with educational backgrounds equivalent to those completing advance level college diplomas, including internationally educated applicants, will be considered on an individual basis and are encouraged to apply.
  • You must submit transcripts for ALL post-secondary work that you have completed (i.e. at a university or college in Canada or internationally), including work in any non-technology field completed prior to or after your advanced diploma.

Eligible College Partner Programs

A list of eligible college partner programs can be found here.

How to Apply

1. Review your eligibility for the program in the Admission Requirments tab. If you don’t see your program listed, please contact us at Those who must begin in the Technology Certificate program can find application information here.

2. Fill out the online application: (enter Program Code - MET and select your area of interest)

3. If you have not already done so through your OUAC application, please send official post-secondary transcripts directly from your institution to:

Admissions Office, Gilmour Hall, Room 108 McMaster University 
1280 Main Street West Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8

Submit transcripts for all post-secondary work, regardless of when it was completed or what field your studies were in.

  • 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 sent to McMaster.
  • High school transcripts are NOT required.

4. Complete the required Supplementary Form  

 When to Apply

Term Application Deadline Document Deadline
Winter 2020 November 15, 2019 December 1, 2019
Spring/Summer 2020 April 1, 2020 April 15, 2020
Fall 2020 July 15, 2020 August 1, 2019

Not finished college yet? In order to finalize your admission, we require final transcripts and indication that an advanced diploma has been granted. For this reason, students cannot begin in the term immediately following college studies.

Co-op and Experiential Learning

Gaining relevant co-op experience is an essential part of earning a B.Tech. degree. This required program 8 month co-op component will allow students to gain valuable work experience and career connections.

While support and guidance is available through the Engineering Co-op and Career Services to assist students with searching for jobs, resume writing and interviewing skills, it is ultimately the responsibility of the student to satisfy the co-op program requirement.

Students who have completed college work terms or who have work experience in a related field can be assessed for a waiver for the co-op requirement.

For further information about the co-op program.

civil students working on model


What is a Bachelor of Technology? When are classes offered? How is the program structured? Why does the program include so much focus on "management"?

Have some burning questions about the Bachelor of Technology program within the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology? 

Get all your questions answered HERE

Still have more questions? Contact!