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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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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. 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.

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.




Required Courses: 

ENGTECH 3MA3 - Mathematics V
ENGTECH 4MA3 - Advanced Mathematics
ENGTECH 4TF3 - Mechanics of Fluids
ENRTECH 3EP3 - Electrical Power Generation
ENRTECH 3IE3 - Industrial Electronics
ENRTECH 3IN3 - Industrial Networks and Communication Systems
ENRTECH 3MI3 - Measurements and Instrumentation
ENRTECH 3PD3 - Power Distribution I
ENRTECH 3TD3 - Thermodynamics
ENRTECH 4CT3 - Control Theories
ENRTECH 4EM3 - Electromagnetics
ENRTECH 4EP3 - Senior Engineering Project
ENRTECH 4PD3 - Power System Analysis and Control
ENRTECH 4PM3 - Power Protection and Maintenance I
ENRTECH 4PP3 - Power Protection and Maintenance II
ENRTECH 4PQ3 - Power Quality
ENRTECH 4RE3 - Fuel Cell, Geothermal and Biomass Power Generation
ENRTECH 4RT3 - Renewable Power Generation from Wind, Solar and Hydro
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

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 4MK3 – Fundamentals of Marketing
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: 

  • 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.

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, visit the co-op website »

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