A message from Dr. Ishwar K. Puri, Dean of Engineering

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 Canada’s most innovative universities in learning and research.

The McMaster Faculty of Engineering has a reputation for innovative programs, cutting-edge research, leading faculty, and aspiring students. It has earned a strong reputation as a centre for academic excellence and innovation. The Faculty has approximately 160 faculty members, along with close to 4,000 undergraduate and about 1000 graduate students.

An integral part of our innovative culture is the focus on experiential learning and problem based 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. 

The Faculty attracts approximately $45 million in annual research funding. Engineering faculty, staff and students at McMaster pursue research and learning in more than 22 research centres, institutes and networks whose interdisciplinary pursuits cross departmental and Faculty boundaries. 

Outside the University, we collaborate regularly on research projects with partners in universities, government and more than 100 companies in Canada and abroad. Our partnerships with global engineering companies are key to the success of our learning and discovery programs.

Thus, through our commitment to innovation, excellence and quality, we create new knowledge and share that knowledge by educating and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders. These leaders go on to make a difference for Canadians and for people around the world. 

We continue to pursue new research programs and partnerships in emerging and topical fields from big data, cyber physical systems and new concepts in communication to manufacturing, infrastructure, nanotechnology and alternative energy – and find new ways to link those programs to new learning opportunities for our students.

At McMaster we constantly think about the future. Our efforts focus on applying engineering to improve the human condition. We hope that this emphasis also resonates with you. Therefore, we invite you to discover and support McMaster Engineering.


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Our Mission

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University is committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and service, and to fostering the quality of academic life.

Our Vision

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University will be known internationally as a leader in research and education supporting the development of engineering practices for a sustainable world.