The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster has distinguished itself internationally for innovative educational programming and research. Established in 1958, its numerous institutes, centres and laboratories are collaborating on hundreds of research projects with the public and private sectors. McMaster is consistently ranked as one of the top-three doctoral research universities in Canada.
Students work with faculty drawn from across Canada and around the world who are passionate about their research and driven to succeed. The collegial environment allows students to gain knowledge and develop skills and to also have access to expertise and organizations working at the leading-edge of science, engineering and technology.
Home to three graduate engineering schools, 17 research institutes and centres, and four national research networks including: Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research, Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy, McMaster Institute for Automotive Research & Technology (MacAUTO), McMaster Institute for Energy Studies, McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering, McMaster School of Computational Engineering and Science, McMaster School of Engineering Practice, Ontario Photonics Consortium, SENTINEL Bioactive Paper Network, 20/20: NSERC Ophthalmic Materials Network, University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering
McMaster fosters a collegial working environment that encourages interdisciplinary collaboration within and between faculties
Pursuit of licensing agreements and the establishment of start-up companies are escalating, supported by the University's Industrial Liaison Office, the C4 technology transfer community, and the Xerox Centre for Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Admissions & Tuition
Information For International Students
No Set Minimum
Minimum Work Experience:
No Set Minimum
English Language Proficiency
TOEFL (Computer-based): 213.0
TOEFL (Internet-based): 80.0
TOEFL (Paper-based): 550.0
One of the Top 100 universities in the world (Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranking of world universities)
The "McMaster Model", a student-centred, problem-based, interdisciplinary approach to learning, has been adopted by universities around the world
With a total sponsored research income of $345 million, McMaster University ranks first in the country in research intensity, a measure of research income per full-time faculty member, averaging $308,000 per faculty member (Research Infosource Inc., 2006)
McMaster placed third in the Research University of the Year category in 2008 based on its ability to attract and capitalize on its research income. It's the only Ontario university to have placed in this category every year since the ranking's inception in 2003
McMaster is the only North American host site of a United Nations University and participates in more than 40 international exchange agreements around the globe
Buildings & Resources
The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University is constantly investing in new equipment and facilities through government funding, private endowments and partnership with industry.
The fall of 2009 marks the opening of the Faculty's sixth building on campus, the Engineering Technology Building, which houses the McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering, the Walter G. Booth School of Engineering Practice's centres of entrepreneurship, public policy and engineering design, as well as other research and education facilities.
McMaster University Faculty of Engineering ETB - 112, 1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 0A3
Faculty/Department Name: Faculty of Engineering Year Program Founded: 1958 Name of Credential Offered: MEEI - Master's of Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation, MEPP - Master's of Engineering and Public Policy, MED - Master's of Engineering Design, MASc, MEng, MSc, PhD
# Fields of Study: 23 Co-op Education: Yes International Exchange: Yes Mentor Program: Yes Language Courses: Yes Opportunities for Part-time Study: Yes Opportunities for Online Study: Yes
# Countries of Origin: 31 or more
Community Service Projects
Directed (Independent) Study Courses
Consulting Project/Field Work
Institute Quick Stats
Year Institute Founded: 1887# Faculties: 7# Graduate Students (all programs): 2,800# Undergraduate Students (all programs): 20,400On Campus Residencies/Dormitories: YesCampus Setting (Main Campus): UrbanNearest City (Main Campus): Hamilton
City Population: 500,000Cost of Living: LowClimate Range: -20 °C to 30 °C