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McMaster University - 2016

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Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

Innovative programs. Cutting-edge research. Leading faculty. Aspiring students. All these elements have been brought together in a dynamic and supportive environment by the Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University to open up a world of possibilities.

Ranked among the top engineering schools in Canada and worldwide, the Faculty of Engineering plays a key role in helping McMaster University earn its well-deserved reputation as one of the country's most innovative universities in learning and research.

The McMaster Faculty of Engineering has expert faculty, a reputation for leadership in educational innovation and engineering research, and delivers a first-rate student experience. It has earned a strong reputation as a centre for academic excellence and innovation. The Faculty has approximately 150 faculty members, along with close to 4,000 undergraduate and 750 graduate students.

Through its seven departments, the Faculty of Engineering offers degree programs in: Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering & Bioengineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electrical & Biomedical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Software Engineering, and Software Engineering (Embedded Systems). Internship and co-op options are available with all programs.

An integral part of our innovative culture is the focus on experiential learning that enables students to gain hands-on experience through co-op work terms, internships and assignments that stimulate learning, lead to personal development and discovery, and enhance their ability to function effectively very quickly after moving into their career paths. In addition, we offer unique five-year programs that bring together health care and engineering into our new Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences program, blend the technical education of the engineer with either a business education in our Engineering & Management program, or with a culture, history and social technology education in our Engineering & Society program.