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Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.)

Power and Energy Engineering Technology

Learn about power quality, protection, and control, energy management, and renewable energy technologies such as biomass, fuel-cells, geothermal, solar, and wind from both technical and managerial points of view.

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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. 17 core technical courses cover advanced math, electricity and electronics, control theory, thermal fluids, as well as power generation, distribution, quality, protection, and maintenance. Seven management courses complement your studies.

Graduates commonly work in the energy utility industry, for renewable energy integrators, for governmental bodies at all levels, and in the energy product manufacturing industry.

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Sample Careers

  • Power Systems Coordinator, ArcelorMittal Dofasco
  • Protection & Control Field Engineer, Hydro One
  • Vice President, Tiltran Power Services Corp. 
  • Electrical Engineer, AECOM

Further Study:

  • MBA, McMaster University
  • M.Eng. Electrical, McMaster University
  • M. Eng. Electrical and Electronics, McMaster University
  • M.Eng., University of Toronto

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.

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To view a list of required courses for the current academic year, please view the following page:

Please note that requirements may change depending on when you started the program. Please view your 'Academic Requirements' in Mosaic for accurate information.



Application Information

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: 

  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Energy Systems Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical 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. We cannot pre-assess candidates for admission prior to becoming applicants.
  • 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 to 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.

When to Apply

Term Application Deadline Document Deadline
Winter 2023 November 1, 2022 November 15, 2022
Spring/Summer 2023 March 1, 2023 March 15, 2023
Fall 2023 July 1, 2023 July 15, 2023

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, visit the co-op website »

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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"?

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PEO Requirements

The Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) recently announced new application regulations for the P.Eng. designation coming into effect on July 1, 2023.  The new rules exclude McMaster B.Tech. graduates from the application process. McMaster Engineering is working with the PEO in an attempt to maintain the previously approved pathways for our students described below. Please check back for updates. We apologize for any concerns and thank you for your patience.

Your Pathway to PEng Licensing: 

The following requirements were outlined by the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) to satisfy the academic requirements for a Professional Engineering license as an Electrical Engineer.





September 2018 to present

Three of: 

  • Circuits
  • Systems and Control 
  • Signals and Communications
  • Digital Systems & Computers
  • Electronics
  • Power Systems and Machines
  • Electromagnetics

Any two exams

Engineering report

All applicants must also complete the ethics examination and experience requirements as stated by the PEO.  

Important Notes: 

  • Applicants must write one exam within two academic years following the receipt of an exam program from PEO; they must write at least one each year after commencement or file will close. The exam program must be completed within 8 years.
  • Good Performance: A passing grade on a PEO exam is 50%. Students who achieve an average of 65% on two exams (one must be from Section A) at first sitting, with no mark below 60%, and both exams are completed in one sitting, may have the remainder of their exams waived. 
  • Poor Performance: Those who fail two technical exams or the same exam twice, may be assigned a new examination program at the discretion of the PEO.
  • If 5 years has passed since completion of BTech, or an applicant has completed further Engineering studies (e.g. graduate school), they may be assessed by the PEO to have exams waived or reduced. 
  • If applicants choose to be assessed in another discipline, then more exams may apply.

For more information on PEO’s academic requirements for licensure, please contact PEO at (416) 224-1100, 1-800-339-3716 or

Please see the following FAQs for Professional Engineering Licensure as it relates to BTech students.