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Master of Engineering Manufacturing (M.Eng.Manufacturing)

Manufacturing Engineering

Interdisciplinary program focusing on technical aspects of manufacturing with students from all engineering disciplines. Especially encouraging applicants with software, automation, and robotics backgrounds to work on projects in advanced manufacturing, supply chain optimization, data analysis & AI.

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Manufacturing in the Digital Age
For Technically-Oriented Graduate Students

The Manufacturing Engineering program is aimed at technically-oriented students seeking advanced technical education and training in smart manufacturing.

Smart Manufacturing

  • Enter Industry 4.0 — the new world of smart manufacturing
  • Develop technical competencies for the factory of the future
  • Program Areas:  Additive Manufacturing | Automotive | Advanced Manufacturing | Process Systems

Why Enroll

  • Take the path to high paid employment
  • Make yourself industry ready
  • Build your professional network

What You Will Do

  • Learn by solving real problems in smart manufacturing
  • Make, test and refine prototypes in state of the art facilities
  • OPTIONAL: Complete a hands-on project with an industry partner


What You Will Learn

  • Fundamental theory and industrial practice in the design, operation and optimization of smart manufacturing systems
  • Big data analysis, modeling and statistical skills required to evaluate and improve complex processes
  • Technical capabilities specific to key dimensions of smart manufacturing, including integrated industrial networks (Internet of Things), robotics and automation, computer-assisted design, additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping, etc.
  • Sustainability practices used to improve performance and reduce environmental harm
  • Insights on the future of smart manufacturing enabled by artificial intelligence and machine learning

What You Will Take Away

  • Practical competencies that are durable and in demand
  • A network of professional contacts — local and global
  • Inspiration to be a lifelong learner in the rapidly evolving world of smart manufacturing

LIMITED ENROLMENT: ACT NOW to Accelerate Your High-Tech Career in Smart Manufacturing!

Apply Online

August 15, 2018 - Domestic applicants
June 30, 2018 - International applicants. International applicants are encouraged to apply early as the visa application process may take 3 months

Prior degree: STEM Degree, B average in last two years of study (20 technical courses), equivalent to a McMaster 8.0 GPA out of 12

Full-time Tuition & Fees (2018-2019)
Canadian: $9, 386.10 ($3,128.70 CAD per term)
International: $29,100 CAD ($9,700 CAD per term)

$500 depoisit upon acceptance (pending approval)

IELTS/TOEFL:   Required for international students. Minimum IELTS score 6.5 overall (minimum requirement 5.5 in reading and writing and 6 in listening and speaking). Minimum TOEFL score is 88.


Projects and Companies

Under Construction - Available Soon!

Program Structure

Course List for M. Eng. ~ Manufacturing Engineering

The M. Eng. ~ Manufacturing Engineering program requires completion of 24 units — i.e., 8 courses or 6 courses plus a project with industry (faculty approval required). All full-time students must successfully complete SEP 771, W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology Practitioner's Forum, Part I & II (0 units) — a W Booth School seminar series aimed at knowledge development, networking and community building.  Students in the project based stream must also complete Manufact 701 in their last term that they are completing their project. 

Smart ManufacturingMcMaster Engineering

  • Manufacturing Processes I
  • Manufacturing Processes II
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Advanced Mechatronics
  • Multivariate Statistical Methods
  • Industrial Networks
  • Sustainable Energy – Technology and Options Selection
  • Robotics
  • Advanced Robotics and Automation
  • Machine Tool Analysis
  • Statistics for Engineers
  • Digital Process Control
  • Advanced MEMS Fabrication and Microfluidics

Process Systems

  • Sustainable Manufacturing Processes
  • Multivariate Statistical Methods
  • Statistics for Engineers
  • Digital Control
  • Process Design and Integration
  • Systems Modelling and Optimization
  • Sustainable Energy – Technology and Options Selection
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Advance PSE Tools and Methods
  • Optimization of Chemical Processes

McMaster EngineeringAutomotive

  • Sustainable Energy – Technology and Options Selection
  • Advanced Robotics and Automation
  • Advanced Control on Internal Combustion Engines
  • Conception Design of Electric and Electric Hybrid Vehicles
  • Electric Vehicles Design
  • Management and Control of Electric Vehicle Batteries
  • Advanced Mechatronics
  • Digital Control
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Advanced Concepts in Polymer Extrusion
  • Mechanical Vibrations

Additive Manufacturing

  • Additive Manufacturing I
  • Additive Manufacturing II
  • Advanced Concepts in Polymer Extrusion
  • Finite Element Applications
  • Solidification Processing
  • Multivariate Statistical Methods
  • Materials Characterization by Electron Microscopy
  • Advanced Mechatronics
  • Prototyping
  • Advanced Concepts in Polymer Extrusion

Admission Requirements

The Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering is a one and a half‐year program aimed at highly motivated students seeking advanced training in the broad area of Manufacturing. Application for admission to the program may be made through the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology. The program accepts full-time and part-time students.

In addition to the general requirements for entry into a graduate program in Engineering, students must hold an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with at least a B average (equivalent to a McMaster 8.0/12 GPA) in the penultimate and final years.

As part of the application process, each applicant is required to upload:

  • Resume or CV
  • Complete Contact information for 2 Academic References (to be included in the on-line application)
  • Transcripts from any post-secondary institution(s) attended
  • Recent IELTS or TOEFL scores (within the last 2 years) required for international students. Minimum IELTS score 6.5 overall (minimum requirement 5.5 in reading and writing and 6 in listening and speaking). Minimum TOEFL score is 88. Note that if your medium of instruction was English and this is documented on your transcripts, you do not need to submit an ELP test.
  • Statement of Interest is also required. 

* No additional documents should be uploaded*

**Please note that applications cannot be reviewed until all documents have been uploaded and the referees have responded. All applications must be completed before the international or domestic deadline to be considered.**

Delivery of the program includes a strong emphasis on project‐based experience within the Manufacturing Industry, which is obtained through an industry‐based project during the coursework portion of the program. Requirements for these are outlined below. Due to the strong practical orientation of the project components of the program, successful completion requires that students have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Applicants will be required to complete an online interview.  A strong performance in the interview is a critical requirement for admission.

Students completing the Program on a course-only basis will be required to complete 8 courses from the approved list of courses. Course selection must be done in consultation with the program lead.

Students completing the Program through course and project work will be required to complete six courses from the approved list of courses, plus successful completion of the project. Course and Project selection must be done in consultation with the program lead.

McMaster students may receive advanced standing for up to two courses (note that a maximum of two 600-level courses can count towards a SEPT graduate program) with the approval of the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.